As a consultant specializing in inventory management strategies, Holden is uniquely qualified to cut through the hype to provide an impartial, authoritative analysis of methods that can be used to reduce the effect of toxic inventory on a firm’s bottom line. “Our company is dedicated to helping jewelers to achieve the highest possible return on their merchandise investments,”
Holden has almost three decades of experience in running transitional events for the jewelry industry. An AGS Certified Gemologist and GIA Graduate Gemologist he has directed events for many of the nation’s largest, high profile guild jewelry retailers. His career in the jewelry industry began in 1969 when he joined the Morton’s Jewelers division of Reliable Stores Corporation. He became the manager of a Morton’s store the following year and later, transferred to the Barclay Jewelers division as a store manager. In 1979, he joined the management team of Schwarzschild Jewelers in Richmond, VA, and joined Gordon Brothers in 1983. Since then, Holden has personally led a wide variety of special event sales throughout the US, including store closing, going out of business and distressed asset sales. In 2004, he joined Philip Gordon and Jeffrey Gordon as president of The Gordon Company. Holden is a newly elected member of the Board of Directors of the Jewelers Board of Trade.
The Gordon Company, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a Sustaining Member of the
American Gem Society and is the publisher of the Retail Jewelry Insights newsletter. The
newsletter presents topics designed to help jewelers prosper in this exceptionally challenging economy by providing impartial authoritative information and critical analysis of economic events affecting jewelers’ sales and profits today. Interested jewelers can subscribe to the newsletter on line at www.rjinewsletter.org or stop by The Gordon Company/Retail Jewelry Insights booth, #L37, on the upper lobby level of the convention center. Printed copies of the complete series will be available at the booth during show hours.
A leader in managed liquidations of retail jewelry with over 100 years of family heritage in the field; The Gordon Company is known to deliver the highest net recovery values for jewelry inventories. Recent projects include retirement sales, store closings and remodeling sales, mergers and acquisitions and reorganization sales for some of the oldest, most respected names in the jewelry industry including the Shubot’s Jewelers closing event; the Medinkow Jewelers Atlanta store closing event; and the Gleim the Jewelers downtown Palo Alto store closing event to name just a few.
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Jewelry and Liquidation Specialists with over 100 years of family experience in the luxury jewelry industry.