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Hill & Co. Appoints Stanley Zale Principal Consultant

Bringing over 40 years of experience in the diamond industry.




Stanley Zale

Stanley Zale

(PRESS RELEASE) Hill & Co., specialized management consultants exclusively for the diamond, gemstone, and jewelry industry, announces the appointment of Stanley Zale as Principal Consultant.

With over 40 years of experience in the diamond industry, beginning his career as a sawyer and working nearly ten years for renowned Diamantaire Louis Glick, Stanley moved on to become Vice President at Graff USA, and has been for the past 17 years Vice President for Diamond and Gemstones Procurement at Stuller.

Stanley currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Security Alliance and the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association. He is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York and the 24 Karat Club Southeast US, and recently completed his term of six years on the Executive Board of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee.

Alongside his deep industry knowledge, Stanley brings a dedication and unwavering commitment to drive long term growth and sustainability in the diamond, gemstone, and jewelry industry – a value at the core of Hill & Co.

In joining Hill & Co., Stanley brings an additional breadth and depth of expertise to complement their existing team of consultants, which drives accelerated growth for current and future clients.


Quote from Elle Hill, CEO and founder, Hill & Co.
“Last year saw a marked increase in the number of diamond businesses joining the Hill & Co. client list.

Adding the deep industry expertise, network, and savvy that Stanley brings to the table to our existing SWAT team of innovators and experienced specialists in strategy, execution planning, technology, operations, marketing, and client acquisition will benefit all our clients.

We do good work for good people. I’m proud and happy to welcome Stanley, who shares our passion.”

Quote from Stanley Zale, principal consultant, Hill & Co.
“I am delighted to announce that I have joined the team at Hill & Co. as Principal Consultant.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of my Grandfather’s first Zale’s Jewelers store in March 2024, I reflect on the fantastic opportunities this industry has brought to me and my family.

Looking ahead, I am determined to put myself in the best position to help the industry continue to grow and thrive in the future.


With decades of expertise and unwavering commitment to the future of our industry, Hill & Co. offers this opportunity.

I am honored to work with this innovative and talented team and am excited to see the incredible results we will achieve for our clients, together.”

About Hill & Co.

Hill & Co. specialize in creating and executing growth strategies exclusively for the unique challenges and opportunities within the diamond, gemstone, and jewelry industry.

Hill & Co. boasts an unparalleled team, many of them renowned, award winning, specialists with impressive, industry-specific, experience of between 15 to 35 years in the areas of strategy, operations, digital transformation, technology, merchandising, procurement, retail, finance, and marketing.

These overdelivering powerhouses roll up their sleeves to get the work done, alongside their clients.

The team of specialists work together to identify the swiftest route to reach their clients goals. Whether it is to launch a new line, penetrate a new market, gain new buyers, boost sales, or scale rapidly, the team at Hill & Co. is uniquely equipped to build and execute effective, results-driven growth strategies.


With a client base that spans the entire supply chain of our industry – from mine to market – Hill & Co. has extensive expertise, connections, and the insight needed to provide guidance and skilled execution in every aspect of your operation.

Hill & Co. serves some of the largest businesses in our industry; both the household names as well as some of most innovative new businesses. If you would like to benefit from the same best-in-class service, they can be reached at



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