Led by former Silverman Consultants’ team and focused on exit strategies and asset disposition
(ALPHARETTA, Ga. & TORONTO) – Eaton Hudson has announced the formation of a new division, Eaton Hudson Jewelry Advisors. Based in Charleston, SC, the division, led by the former Silverman Consultants team, will focus on providing various financial services to jewelry store owners’ seeking to turn around a business, sell off unwanted inventory, or liquidate a store or an entire chain of stores.
“This new division is a natural expansion of our business as we continue grow to meet the needs of the industry. Having managed the asset disposition of many jewelry retailers over the years, and working with the former Silverman Consultants team for most of these, we know how important good industry expertise can be in developing these jewelry retail strategies,” said James Schaye, CEO/Partner, Eaton Hudson, Inc.
Bob Epstein and John Jones, formerly of Silverman Consultants, will serve as the Division’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. While at Silverman Consultants, Epstein and Jones worked on some of the most important jewelry firms in the United States, including Friedman’s Jewelers, Samuels Jewelers, Whitehall Jewelers, Fortunoff, Brodkey Brothers, International Diamond and Gold and most recently Ross Simons and Michael C. Fina.
“We admire the Eaton Hudson team for recognizing the importance of specific industry expertise in our line of work, and are glad to be a part of the launch of this new division. With Eaton Hudson we have a tremendous amount of resources behind us and can draw from the financial capital and back office operational structure of the company, allowing for a much greater expansion of the jewelry advisory services throughout the United States and Canada,” said Epstein.
Eaton Hudson Jewelry Advisors will help jewelry-store owners and chains formulate strategies designed to maximize revenue in times of transition, whether due to retirement, store closing or promotional events. As part of the advisory services, Epstein and Jones will offer purchasing, evaluating and appraising inventory, restructuring, bankruptcy, budgeting and financial planning.
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