"You are never too old to become younger!"
- Mae West
Bonnie Hechtkopf Chair
Bonnie Hechtkopf brings a broad educational background and wide-ranging business experience to her role as Chair.
Born in the Boston area, she earned a B.A. in anthropology from New York University and an M.S. in Nutrition and Public Health from Columbia University. For many years, she worked as the financial manager for a small startup cosmetics and fragrance business where she learned firsthand about all aspects of running a business. Always entrepreneurial, she worked in financial management with Jared Hechtkopf in their toy import business. Prior to moving to Florida, she had her own nutrition consulting business in the New York metro area, working with various health care providers.
When Kobie was launched in 1990, Bonnie naturally joined her husband, handling administrative matters and managing the company’s financial affairs. She grew with the company and became its President when Jared passed away in May, 2000.
Today, she continues to play a leadership role at Kobie, confident that the company will continue along the path of high professional standards and marketing achievement set by her husband.
Bonnie Hechtkopf is passionate about all types of culture. World travel inspires her more than anything else. She loves to experience new countries, music, languages, foods, arts, and crafts. Company cultures are similar to country cultures. You have to put your heart in the business and the business in your heart. The Kobie culture is the culture of a nurturing family. We work hard and we play hard; focusing on delivering the ultimate client and staff experience.