Corporate

Executives

Joseph Lipton

CEO/Founder
Joseph brings more than 30 years of business, investment, and real estate development experience to American Diamond Mint as CEO and the inventor of the company’s product, VULT.

 


Jay Plourde

Executive Director/Founder

Mr. Plourde brings more than 25 years of investment banking and operations management experience to American Diamond Mint and VULT as its Executive Director.

 

 

 

 


Key Employees

Scott Acker

Controller

Before joining the company in 2014 Scott was the finance and accounting senior executive at Garden State Growers LLC, New Jersey’s largest commercial greenhouse with distribution to big box retailers and supermarket chains.

 

 


Unmesh Desai

Diamond Buyer

Unmesh DesaiUnmesh is the diamond buyer for American Diamond Mint, overseeing the purchase of diamonds from its New York offices. He began his career in the diamond trade in marketing, and has more than 20 years experience purchasing and marketing investment-grade diamonds to manufacturers and private clients in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.


Mo EL-Arishy

Director, Business Development

Mo EL-Arishy brings more than 20 years of ultra-luxury industry sales consulting for high-net-worth individuals to the role of Business Development at American Diamond Mint. His deep international experience in the ultra-luxury automobile and real estate industries informs American Diamond Mint’s understanding of our affluent customers’ specialized needs.


Advisors

Abhay Javeri

Board of Advisors

As the fourth generation diamantaire, Abhay manages part of the M.Suresh Company Private Limited, a large diamond sight holder of DeBeers

In 1997, he founded S.D.C. Designs. As SDC’s CEO, Abhay’s vision and leadership saw the company successfully transition from a loose diamond business to a global diamond jewelry company. SDC is one of the larger suppliers of diamond jewelry to some of the largest jewelry retailers in the world.


Ken Sitomer

Board of Advisors

After receiving a BBA and MBA, Ken went on to obtain his CPA and practiced with a large CPA firm for 5 years until he entered the fashion business

For over 14 years with Bidermann Industries Ken served as the CFO, COO and then the CEO. Bidermann was the forerunner of licensing of brands like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, among others. Bidermann Sales went from a virtual start up to about $300 million USD during his tenure.


Bill Boyajian

Board of Advisors

In his 31-year tenure with the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the last 20 years as its President, Bill impacted the lives and careers of thousands of people and left a lasting legacy of leadership. He is largely credited for taking the Institute to its preeminent global position today

Arguably one of the most knowledgeable and sought- after leaders in the gem and jewelry industry, Boyajian published, Developing the Mind of a Leader — Your Path to Lead and Inspire People. In it, he communicates his philosophy of leadership and shares principles and values that served him so well over a decorated career.


Peter Dolch

Board of Advisors

Peter is the president and co-founder of Tgix, the firm that helped create VULT’s powerful mobile authentication, and has more than 20 years of experience in leading technology implementations with organizations both large and small. He has an extraordinary track record helping businesses translate their requirements into successful technology solutions, and has a passion for helping start-ups get off the ground quickly. He combines sophisticated technology skills with savvy business experience to find the best way to use technology, while never losing focus of the business objectives.