By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com
New York--After just 5 months as president of Scott Kay, Michael Benavente has left the company to “pursue another opportunity,” brand owner Frederick Goldman Inc. said.  

Adam Gurian, Frederick Goldman’s former executive vice president of global sales and merchandisingThe company did not elaborate on where Benavente has gone and, as of Tuesday, his LinkedIn profile had not been updated, still listing his current employer as Scott Kay.

Frederick Goldman hired Benavente, who used to head Longines in the United States and also was managing director of Gucci Group Watches & Jewelry, in May.

Replacing him at the helm of Scott Kay will be Adam Gurian, who has been promoted to chief commercial officer at Frederick Goldman, a new position for the jewelry manufacturer.

Previously, Gurian oversaw sales and merchandising for Frederick Goldman as the executive vice president for global sales and merchandise; he also headed the Scott Kay brand for a few months before Benavente’s hiring. He has been with the company since 2013.

In his new role, Gurian will continue as the EVP of global sales and merchandising while also heading the leadership team for Scott Kay.

Prior to his time at Frederick Goldman, Gurian was president of the Timex Business Unit, responsible for restoring global awareness of the brand, and was the former president of the Callanen Business Unit, which consists of Nautica and Marc Ecko.

Frederick Goldman, whose portfolio also includes ArtCarved, Keepsake, Goldman, Diana and Triton, acquired the Scott Kay brand in February after the unexpected death of Scott Kay at the age of 57 in December 2014.





Get the Daily News >
National Jeweler

Fine Jewelry Industry News

Since 1906, National Jeweler has been the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals--jewelry retailers, designers, buyers, manufacturers, and suppliers. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, we cover the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide. National Jeweler delivers the most urgent jewelry news necessary for running your day-to-day jewelry business here, and via our daily e-newsletter, website and other specialty publications, such as "The State of the Majors." National Jeweler is published by Jewelers of America, the leading nonprofit jewelry association in the United States.