Paragon Lake has hired industry veteran David Hill as the company’s vice president of sales.
Hill began his career working in his family’s jewelry store in Concord, Mass., and went on to work with elite companies and skilled leaders throughout the field. He previously held senior roles for M. Fabrikant and Sons, Lazare Kaplan Intl., Cut by Tolkowsky, and, most recently, Waldman Diamond Complete as senior vice president of North American sales.
“David brings over 25 years of jewelry sales experience to our sales team,” said Paragon Lake Co-Founder and CEO Matt Lauzon. “Changing consumer behavior and increased costs of carrying inventory mean there could not be a better time for retailers to discover our Virtual Display Case™. David is the perfect person to deliver that message and we could not be more excited to have him on board.”
Hill will be responsible for leading the Paragon Lake sales organization and enhancing the inside sales team. In addition, he will take the lead in the national rollout of Paragon Lake’s Virtual Display Case and will work to identify and connect with retail partners throughout the country.
“Paragon Lake revolutionizes the way fine jewelry will be bought and sold,” said Hill. “Our Virtual Display Case will increase the bottom line of each of our partners in 2009 and I look forward to introducing it to savvy retailers across the country.”
Co-founded in 2006 by Matt Lauzon, Paragon Lake is a Web-based, virtual marketplace for made-to-order fine jewelry. The company provides jewelry retailers the opportunity to offer their customers access to an inventory of jewelry designs and the ability to choose everything from price to stone type and style.