GemFind Welcomes Noted Jewelry Industry Veteran Robert Bridel as Executive Director of Business Development
GemFind, the leading technology provider to the gem and jewelry industry, has selected the distinguished jewelry industry veteran, with more than two decades of experience, to serve as Executive Director of Business Development.
GemFind, the leading technology provider to the gem and jewelry industry, today announced the appointment of Robert Bridel to the position of Executive Director of Business Development. Bridel brings more than two decades of industry experience to GemFind.
He is the former President of Gordon’s Jewelers, Inc., and former President and CEO of Barry’s Jewelers, Inc. (now Samuels Jewelers), and held the position of Executive Director and CEO of the American Gem Society for more than four years. For the past twelve years, Bridel has been the President of Robert Bridel & Associates – a management consulting company that works with retail and manufacturer jewelers providing performance review and analysis, as well as strategic marketing solutions. Robert Bridel & Associates managed the Prestige Promenade, a pavilion of more than 160 booths in the JCK Show, from 2002 to 2012.
“GemFind is thrilled to have a jewelry industry expert of Robert’s caliber on our team as Executive Director of Business Development,” said GemFind’s CEO Alex Fetanat.
“This is an exciting time for the GemFind brand as we prepare to launch new products and services for the jewelry industry in 2015. Robert is an important addition to the GemFind team as he brings unparalleled experience, leadership and a depth of knowledge of our industry that will help us achieve new heights of success,” concluded Fetanat.
“This is a great time to be joining GemFind,” said Robert Bridel. “For the past 15 years GemFind has been the leading technology provider for the jewelry industry and has a proven track record of improving the way retailers and manufacturers operate the tech side of their businesses. Going into 2015, GemFind is perfectly positioned to help both retailers and manufacturers fully capture the benefits of cloud, social and mobile technologies. I am honored to have the opportunity to significantly contribute to GemFind’s next stage of success,” concluded Bridel.
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