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Frederick Goldman Hires Vice President, Sales for Independent Jeweler Channel

He brings 20 years of executive experience.




(PRESS RELEASE)SECAUCUS, NJ — Mark Stowe joins Frederick Goldman, Inc. as the newly appointed vice president, sales, for the independent jeweler channel of business. With over 20 years of executive experience in the diamond, jewelry, luxury goods, wholesale and retail industries, Mark is a passionate and innovative sales and marketing expert with a proven track record of building businesses with brand, product, and business solutions.

Most recently, Mark served as Senior Director of Global Sales at Hearts On Fire, the branded diamond and jewelry company, where he ran global wholesale and acquisition sales. Managing a team of 12 Territory Managers, Mark developed and executed dynamic and effective retail sales and marketing programs for Hearts On Fire with leading jewelers across the United States. Prior to his 8 years’ experience with Hearts on Fire, Mark served as the Vice President of Port Revenue Sales for PPI Group and worked directly with luxury goods brands such as Breitling, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Bulgari, and Hearts On Fire.

In his new position, Mark will build a traditional, digital, and omni-channel retailing sales strategy for independent jewelers, with a particular focus on significantly growing the company’s bridal business. He will be responsible for driving business development through innovation, creating a data-first sales culture, providing leadership across the sales organization, and addressing both our customer’s needs and emerging market opportunities. Mark will report directly to Lauren Calmas, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Marketing and Sales.

“We are extremely fortunate to retain Mark to lead the strategy for our independent channel of the business,” said Jonathan Goldman, chairman and CEO of Frederick Goldman, Inc. “Mark’s vast experience in the bridal and jewelry segments will allow us to build upon our 70 years’ tradition of delivering beautiful products, outstanding service, reliability, and dedication to excellence for independent jewelers.”

For more information, contact Lauren Calmas at




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