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.