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Matthew Tratner Joins GIA’s Business Development Team

GradingJan 28, 2019

Matthew Tratner Joins GIA’s Business Development Team

He replaces Craig Danforth, who left GIA to join Jewelers Mutual.

New York—Matthew Tratner is GIA’s new global director of business development, the organization announced Monday.

Tratner joins GIA from Jewelers of America, where he served as director of membership and sales and as publisher of National Jeweler.

He replaces Craig Danforth at GIA, who is now the vice president of client solutions at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group.

In his new role, Tratner will be in charge of expanding the organization’s relationships with retailers and other stakeholders.

He brings with him 15 years of experience in retail sales and e-commerce as well as publishing and marketing.

“Matt’s industry experience will play an invaluable role as we work to meet the needs of the gem and jewelry industry, and further our mission of ensuring the public trust,” said Anna Martin, senior vice president of global business development and beneficiation.

Tratner holds a bachelor of arts from Empire State College and an Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma from GIA.

“I am delighted to join the talented team at GIA,” Tratner said. “I look forward to taking on new challenges, creating opportunities and being part of GIA’s development and continued growth.”

Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.

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