Michael Benavente Named President of Scott Kay

Industry veteran Michael Benavente is the new president of Scott Kay.

Benavente spent the last 10 years with Gucci Group Watches & Jewelry, most recently as the managing director for the Americas. He has also served as the president of Longines watches and as vice president for the Movado Group.

“Michael has proven success and a solid background in building strong luxury brands, expanding profitable distribution, and assembling inter-disciplinary teams,” said Jonathan Goldman, chairman and CEO of Frederick Goldman Inc., which purchased the company in February of this year, following the death of Kay. “His dedication to cultivating growth and trust at the retail level make him an ideal leader to evolve the Scott Kay brand.”

“I am truly inspired by the Scott Kay team and have been thoroughly impressed by their unwavering dedication to unparalleled craftsmanship and artistry,” said Benavente. “The legacy of the brand and the man will be an important guiding principle as we continue to build the next chapters of the Scott Kay brand without compromise.”

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