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.