WP Diamonds’ Luxury Experts
Our team of luxury experts are made up of leading industry veterans: GIA trained gemologists, experienced luxury watch and handbag specialists. We buy your high-end items online or in person. Click the button below to receive a price quote from WP Diamonds’ luxury experts today.
Meet WP Diamonds’ Luxury Experts
WP Diamonds’ highly experienced luxury expert team is second to none in the industry. Our knowledge, scale, professionalism and marketing leading prices have resulted in over 1,000 satisfied customer reviews.
Since launching in 2012, WP Diamonds has traded hundreds of millions of dollars of diamonds, jewelry, watches and handbags. With offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong and Tokyo, sell online or meet with our luxury experts in person.
Andrew graduated from UCE Birmingham, UK with a B.A. (Hons) in Accounting in 1994 and went on to gain an MBA in Finance & Accounting from NYU Stern and a MS in Real Estate Development at NYU. He has worked in a variety of financial roles, including M&A at Activision Inc., corporate finance at HSBC Investment Bank and equity research at Morgan Stanley. Latterly, he worked in private equity at MMC Capital, and went on to launch his own real estate development company based in New York.
Andrew co-founded WPDiamonds’ parent company in 2010 and launched WP Diamonds in 2012. Andrew has spearheaded the team and the company’s growth through product extensions (from diamonds to branded jewelry to watches to handbags) and geographic expansion (US to UK to Hong Kong to Japan).
Head of Diamonds & Jewelry
Louise graduated from Purchase College with a B.A. and went on to attain a Master’s Degree, specifically related to the auction business, and the identification and dating of antiques, jewelry and other areas of sale, from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
A founding employee and a 20 year diamond industry veteran, Louise manages the diamond and jewelry buying team and the inventory processing team (handling the re-cutting and certification of diamonds, repair of jewelry and their preparation for sale).
Head of Fine Watch Division
Thomas Pozsgay has worked in the luxury watch business for over 35 years. For the past 27 years his area of expertise has been the pre-owned luxury watch market. He began his career as a sales associate at one of the largest watch retailers in the country. His main experience came with Tourneau a leading authorized watch retailer for top brands. After valuing 1000s of watches he is considered by many to be a leading watch expert in the USA. Constantly analyzing the ever changing pre-owned watch market he is able to offer competitive prices to the company’s clientele.
Head of Luxury Handbag Division
Oscar Wilde said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Ashley came to appreciate this saying at an early age. In 2014 Ashley graduated from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco with a degree in Merchandise Marketing. She has over 15 years of experience in the luxury resale industry working for companies in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, and more recently worked for Christie’s Auction House in the Handbags & Accessories Department.
Ashley’s passion and expertise in Handbags runs deep; she has built out departments and practices for several companies, and has years of authentication and evaluation experience ranging from Handbags & Accessories to Designer Jewelry.
Ashley joined WP Diamonds in 2020 to build out the Handbag Department and is responsible for the curation, evaluation, and authentication of all Handbags & Accessories. Looking at Handbags all day is definitely her dream job.
Head of Sneakers
Courtney graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and went on to work for The RealReal, GOAT, Ebay (SneakerCon). Sneakers are her first love, closely followed by her passion for sustainability, especially in the luxury market.
In 2021, Courtney joined WP Diamonds where she launched the company’s collectible sneaker division. She is responsible for evaluating, authenticating and pricing sneakers.
Sales Director, Consumer VIP
Leah graduated from FIT with a B.S. in International Trade and brings a wealth of luxury experience. Most recently, over eight years at The RealReal, Leah established the successful branded jewelry and watch division. Leah was the leading performer company-wide for over seven years, responsible for building a merchandising channel into a formidable division via procurement with major jewelry brands and manufacturers.
Previously, Leah had a 15 year career in television, working as a celebrity stylist at three major TV studios: Sony Television, Viacom and Paramount Pictures. Leah also founded Edited Jewels, LLC, where she curated fine jewelry brands for special events. A thought leader in the industry, Leah has served on think-tank panels for luxury brands, including Lalique and Cartier.
At WP Diamonds, Leah has launched two world-class, white glove teams; one to source fine jewelry, watches and handbags from high net worth individuals via in-home appointments, and a second to handle Trust and Estates.
Throughout the selling process, you will work with our dedicated Client Services team who can expertly handle any questions or queries you may have about selling diamonds, jewelry or watches. Once you complete the online form, Mark Salinaro (646 758 0274), Emre Kocahasan (646 758 0238) or Zachary Learned (646 758 0276) will be in touch.
Head of Client Services
Graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Business Administration, Mark went on to be a professional poker player, making the final table at The World Series of Poker. Having joined WP Diamonds in 2013, Mark has managed the consumer buying team for the last two years and has purchased approximately $20mm of diamonds, jewelry and watches from consumers.
Head of Finance
Matthew graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Marketing and went on to obtain an MS in Accounting from the American University. He is both a licensed CPA and a CFA charterholder. He began his career in public accounting at CBIZ, providing audit, tax and advisory services to corporate, federal government and nonprofit clients.
Having joined WP Diamonds in 2012, Matthew oversees the finance and accounting function and is responsible for day to day financial activity, internal and external reporting, FP&A, audits and regulatory filings.
Head of Marketing
Ella graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA in Modern Languages in 2012 and joined the WP Diamonds team in 2014. Starting her career in digital marketing in London, she focused on high growth startups before moving to New York in 2013.
Ella is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including SEO, PR, website development, PPC campaigns, affiliate programs, social media, email campaigns and the marketing strategy for our e-commerce channel, Gemma. Most recently, Ella managed the launch of wpdiamonds.hk and the opening of our Hong Kong office.