Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 25, 2002

Franklin Karp – Harvey Electronics Inc (hrve)

FRANKLIN C. KARP, President and CEO of Harvey Electronics, Inc., began his career in the retail consumer electronics industry over 25 years ago, working then as a salesman for one of the most successful chain operations in the New York metropolitan area. He held various positions in sales management, purchasing and operations. In 1990, Mr. Karp joined Harvey as Merchandise Manager and later as Vice President in charge of merchandising. Mr. Karp was appointed President of Harvey in 1996 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a history and overview of Harvey


Mr. Karp: Harvey is a 75-year-old consumer electronics retailer.

I think we're the oldest in the country. What we were