Russell Kelly, a veteran of Hodinkee and Tudor Watches, has been appointed chief operations officer of Fourtané Jewelers, based in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
In this newly created role, Kelly will oversee operations and continued growth for Fourtané’s flagship location, along with a new retail expansion into women’s fine jewelry, slated for later this year.
Kelly was previously chief commercial officer for Hodinkee, the editorial and e-commerce website for luxury timepieces. Prior to joining Hodinkee, Kelly spearheaded the re-introduction of Rolex sister brand Tudor into the U.S. market. He has also worked at Vacheron Constantin and Blancpain.
“We are thrilled to have Russell join the Fourtané team at this crucial moment when our business is poised for significant growth,” said Josh Bonifas, a second-generation family owner of the store, in a statement.
(Photo courtesy of Fourtané)
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