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John Atencio Hires New Rep for Wholesale Division

MajorsJul 07, 2022

John Atencio Hires New Rep for Wholesale Division

Michelle Meltesen joins the company with nearly two decades of experience in fine jewelry.

Michelle Meltesen has joined John Atencio as a sales representative in the wholesale division. She has been in the jewelry industry for 19 years.
Denver—John Atencio has hired a new independent sales representative for the company’s wholesale division who will be based in Fort Myers, Florida.  

Michelle Meltesen is a 19-year veteran of the jewelry industry.

She started as the advertising and sales director at now-closed Thalheimers Jewelry in Naples, Florida. There, she was responsible for the store’s multimedia platforms and advertising campaigns. 

In 2008, she joined Swiss watch brand Bertolucci as the U.S. national sales manager, working with both independent jewelers and major department stores.

She returned to media, working for Gulfshore Life magazine and Wink Media before forming her own company, MM Crème de la Crème, in 2014. 

The company did business development and sales consulting for fashion and jewelry brands.

In her new position, she will focus on optimizing the expansion and distribution of the John Atencio brand nationally. 

Meltesen can be reached at michelle.meltesen@johnatencio.com

An experienced artist and designer, Colorado native John Atencio hand-sketches each design, with the piece then crafted by hand. 

He has six boutiques in Colorado, as well an ecommerce business and a growing wholesale business. 

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