NEW YORK—Mark Pollack is leaving Pollack Associates, the company which bears his name that he
founded along with two other partners, after 25 years as design director.
“I am stepping down to pursue other interests,” he said in a letter to one of his suppliers. “Although my
last day in the office will likely be April 26th, I will remain involved with the company as a principal, advisor
Rick Sullivan and his wife Susan, the other two principals who founded the firm with Mark in 1988, are
staying with the firm. Rachel Doriss, associate design director for the past five years will be taking
Mark’s place as design director. Pollack originally was focused on high end corporate fabrics but
eventually pursued the hospitality and high end luxury residential markets.
“I am leaving a thriving, well managed company in the very capable hands of others. After the 26 th any
business-related emails and phone calls that in the past would have been directed to me should be
directed to her.”
“Leaving a company I co-founded was an incredibly difficult decision to make. It is hard to believe how
fortunate I have been during my 36 year long career in the industry. Not only have I been able to do what
I love to do, design textiles, but I have also had the honor and privilege to work with so many generous,
considerate and talented people. I have learned so much from all of you, and I will always treasure the
time and experiences we have shared. Many, many thanks.”