Change Agent: Talking to Richard Kessler of Kesslers Diamonds



Retailer Richard Kessler outlines his grand succession planRichard Kessler, owner of Kesslers Diamonds—an ­independent fine jewelry retailer based in Germantown, Wis.—hopes that in roughly five years, he won’t own a shred of the company he founded 35 years ago. Why? A slow transfer of ownership is central to his personal succession plan. The bustling business, which will open its sixth and seventh locations (in downtown Milwaukee and Grand Rapids, Mich., respectively) this year, instituted a 401(k)-style plan for its staff in 2011 that will gradually transfer full ownership from Kessler
JCK PRO

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).

SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE

Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out