Mark has worked over 50 years in the jewelry industry with experience in all facets of management, manufacturing, marketing and corporate responsibility.
He graduated Manhattan College in Science and NYU Stern with an MBA in Marketing.
In 2015 and 2018, Mark was honored as CMO of Year, Corporate Social Responsibility, by the CMO Club. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Women’s Jewelry Association Mentorship Award.
Mark is an active speaker and advocate on responsible issues. He has served as a board member of Richline, Special Olympics, Resolve, Mercury Free Mining and the Responsible Jewellery Council.
As leaders in our industry, we must devote time, attention, and money to do work that, in many cases, may not bear fruit for years or be easy to measure a direct value. We understand legal compliance but must strive to incorporate multiple, additional, responsible issues into our business strategy. Such strategies should carefully select issues where we believe we can make a difference, rather than those where we would simply like to. Collaboration for good is the key for our industry’s reputational growth. I believe that it is about more than Sustainability at our companies, but truly about the future Sustainability of our companies.