GIA Names Tearle as New CFO

The Gemological Institute of America has officially named David J. Tearle as its new vice president and chief financial officer. Tearle replaces Bob Buscher, who recently announced plans to leave the Institute after 13 years to return to the for-profit business arena.
 David J. Tearle is the new vice president and chief financial officer of GIA.

Tearle’s first official day at GIA was Sept. 14, and comes to the Institute with significant international business experience. His career spans more than 15 years in senior financial management for multinational companies, following 12 years of public accounting with one of the world’s top four accounting firms.

His specific areas of global expertise include business and manufacturing operations, business development, international reporting, and financial control and planning.

Prior to joining GIA, Tearle co-founded a privately held international pharmaceutical company where he served as CFO. In this role he had significant involvement in business development.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Tearle earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce with honors from Birmingham University in the U.K., and currently resides in Laguna Niguel, California.


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