NEW YORK, July 4, 2019—Fortuna is proud to announce industry veteran, Sam Ziefer (pictured), has joined the company’s management team as Executive Vice President of Business Development.
Mr. Ziefer brings over 50 years of industry experience, most recently as VP of Sales at White Pine Trading Co.—a second-hand jewelry and watch buying company. Prior to that, he lead the retail division at CIRCA—a prominent buyer of pre-owned jewelry, gemstones and watches—and is the former president and owner of Mayers Jewelry Co. and WC Edge.
“Sam is an industry veteran with decades of experience spanning retail, manufacturing, sales, distribution, and more. Most importantly, he aligns strongly with our company values and ethics,” said Chief Executive Officer, John Saxon. “He will be instrumental to Fortuna’s growth and we are thrilled to have him on the team.”
In his role, Mr. Ziefer will focus on building strategic partnerships and strengthening Fortuna’s nationwide footprint.
“It is an exciting time to join Fortuna,” Mr. Ziefer said. “I’ve been in this industry for a long time and Fortuna is a breath of fresh air. They are always honest, transparent, and represent an evolution in how both consumers and retailers can get the maximum value for their assets. It’s the right time to expand, and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Fortuna has recently launched a monthly live “Exchange” auction as well as a “No-Reserve Watches” auction, offering a broad range of fine jewelry and iconic watches. With the appointment of Mr. Ziefer, the company is gearing for rapid growth in 2019 and beyond.