PROFESSIONAL. RESPONSIVE. INNOVATIVE.
Jan 29th – Jan 31st
Select Jewelry Show – Tucson
Feb 2nd – Feb 3rd
JCK / LUXURY 2020 – Las Vegas
*Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the trade show schedule for 2020 is TBD.
If you are attending one or more of the shows and would like to set up a meeting on or off-site you can reach us before, during or after the shows by calling the office at 954 763-9800 or Ira Bergman our President on his cell at 917 861-9607
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jeff Gordon's experience in conducting specialized jewelry sales started a third of a century ago. He has been directly involved with many of the largest retail liquidations and bankruptcies in North America and overseas. As a former principal at Gordon Brothers Group and CEO of GB Fixed Asset Solutions, and now The Gordon Company, Jeff and his over a century-old family heritage represent a long-standing symbol of liquidation experience across a wide range of companies and industries. From single-shop guild operations to multi-store chains, Jeff knows how to construct promotional and liquidation scenarios that quickly and simply solve underperforming asset puzzles and maximize client recovery values.
Ira Bergman works closely with both retail jewelers and vendors on critical issues relating to strategic planning and asset management. He brings a lifetime of experience in helping clients solve problems concerning sales growth, ROI, inventory reduction and major transitions. Bergman began his career at the Mercury Ring Corporation, a manufacturer of diamond and bridal jewelry founded by his father in 1944. In the 1980s, he joined M. Fabrikant & Sons as an executive vice president, leaving the day-to-day management of Mercury Ring Corporation in the capable hands of his wife Phyllis. As executive vice president and later president of Fabrikant's jewelry division, Bergman managed sales programs that consistently exceeded sales and profitability targets, and oversaw all business development functions. He is a member of the 24 Karat Club of the City of New York, a member of the board of the Jewelers Board of Trade, and a former board member of the Plumb Club and the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America.
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Jason Binder brings with him nearly two decades of experience in the field of Finance, having worked in numerous industries throughout his career. Jason began his tenure with The Gordon Company as its Financial Analyst, working with complex financial models and retail jewelry sales. He has served The Gordon Company since 2011 and has made great contributions in many areas of the business, including improving corporate processes and functions. Now, as Vice President of Operations, Jason is able to utilize his relational skills and abilities, as well as his advertising and finance expertise, in helping Gordon Company clients achieve, and exceed, their goals.
Barry Lustig has over 20 years in the diamond and jewelry industry with such notable firms as GIA, Cora Diamond, Lazare Kaplan, and most recently fine designer-manufacturer Jade Trau, Lustig comes to The Gordon Company with a wealth of experience in all facets of the trade. A Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and a Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society. An industry expert who has traveled the country and the world, Lustig has spent the majority of the last decade entrenched in jewelry manufacturing and working with upscale retail jewelers across the nation.
Bob Levy has been a Jewelry Industry veteran for about half a century beginning his career with Zale. Bob was the owner and President of Arells Fine Jewelers Salon in Rochester, NY. He was also with Gordon Brothers for nearly thirty years in a senior executive capacity. For more than thirty years, Bob has consulted with retail jewelers and Asset Based Lenders evaluating inventories and asset dispositions. He personally was the lead consultant on many of the industry’s largest asset disposition sales including jewelers such CD Peacock, Congress, JE Caldwell, Childress, Finkelman, and J. Jaffe just to name a few. Bob’s unique understanding of the beat of the industry and industry trends, coupled with his talent for both merchandising and marketing make him uniquely qualified to optimize and maximize recovery on a jeweler’s inventory.
ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Few in this generation have had a greater impact on the gem and jewelry industry than Bill Boyajian. As the former long-time president of the Gemological Institute of America, Boyajian is a noted leader and expert in the field. He is currently founder and president of Bill Boyajian & Associates, Inc., where he consults, coaches, and advises a wide variety of businesses and leaders both inside and outside the jewelry trade. As an advisor to the board of The Gordon Company, Boyajian brings knowledge, expertise, and an unbridled commitment to educating, supporting and guiding retail jewelers to maximize their business, financial, and operational goals. He brings particular value to understanding the people side of the business when it comes to succession planning and family transition.