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Jewelry & Watch brand David Yurman hires Paul Blum as CEO

Jan '06
America's leading fine jewelry and luxury watch brand David Yurman has announced the appointment of Paul Blum to the new position of Chief Executive Officer of David Yurman Inc, effective February 6, 2006.

Blum, who worked at Kenneth Cole since 1990 and served as President since 2002, will bring a new dimension of leadership to the consistently powerful growth of the David Yurman business.

David Yurman remarked, "Sybil and he has been seriously considering this for some time and they believe Paul Blum is absolutely the right person for the job.

He is a uniquely talented executive with a depth of understanding about the next steps for their business and they both feel very comfortable with him.

Paul is extremely intelligent, thoughtful, and very straightforward.

His presence will allow Sybil and He more time to focus on what they do best and love...design and all the creative aspects of the business."

Of the new position, Blum stated, "He is thrilled to be joining David Yurman Inc as CEO.

David and Sybil Yurman have built an exceptional American luxury brand and the opportunity and challenge to take the business to new heights was something he could not refuse.

The potential for the Yurman brand is significant."

David Yurman will continue as Designer/Chairman.

Sybil Yurman will remain President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Blum will report directly to both Mr and Mrs Yurman.

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