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WP Diamonds’ UK Experts

WP Diamonds has a highly experienced team that is second to none in the online luxury purchasing industry. With a combined experience of over 150 years, we offer you the most accurate diamond, watch, jewellery, handbag and sneaaker valuation in the market. Combine this with our huge scale, we offer professional appraisals and marketing leading prices.

CEO of WP Diamonds

Meet Our Experts

Our team is made up of GIA trained gemmologists, industry leading luxury watch, handbag and sneakers experts.


Andrew Brown

CEO

Andrew graduated from UCE Birmingham, UK with a B.A. (Hons.) in Accounting and later went on to gain an MBA in Finance & Accounting from NYU Stern and a MS in Real Estate development at NYU.

Prior to co-founding WP Diamonds, Andrew had more than 20 years finance experience, including finance/M&A at Activision Inc., corporate finance at HSBC Investment Bank, equity research at Morgan Stanley and private equity at MMC Capital. Most recently, he launched and ran a NY-based real estate development company

Andrew is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, pricing and all financial matters at WP Diamonds.


Dave Padmore

Head of UK Valuations

Dave trained with the GIA in London, and has since honed his valuation skills both on the job in the UK, and in working out of our New York office in the diamond markets there. Dave has extensive experience valuing .5ct to 5ct stones and he has also managed the melee diamond buying for the company in UK and Europe. Dave has built relationships with some of Europe’s biggest diamond traders and dealers and possesses a unique insight into the diamond and jewellery markets. He is based in our Birmingham office.


Louise Lieblich

Head of Diamonds & Jewellery

Louise graduated from Purchase College with a B.A. and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree, specifically related to the auction business, and the identification and dating of antiques, jewellery 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 jewellery buying inventory processing team (handling the re-cutting and certification of diamonds, repair of jewellery and their preparation for sale).


Thomas Pozsgay

Watch Expert and Valuer

Thomas Pozsgay has worked in the collectible 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 authorised watch retailer for top brands. After valuing 1000s of watches he is considered by many to be a leading watch expert in the USA and UK. Constantly analysing the ever changing pre-owned watch market he is able to offer competitive prices to the company’s clientele.


Courtney Wilkins

Head of Sneakers

Courtney graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and has worked for GOAT, Ebay (SneakerCon) and The RealReal. Sneakers are her first love, closely followed by her passion for sustainability in the luxury market.

Courtney joined WP Diamonds in 2021 where she launched the company’s collectible sneaker division. She is responsible for evaluating, authenticating and pricing sneakers.


Mark Salinaro

Head of Client Services

Mark graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Business Administration, and went on to be a professional poker player, making the final table at The World Series of Poker. He joined the WP Diamonds team in 2013, where he manages the consumer buying team and has purchased approximately $20mm of luxury goods from consumers.

Our Offices

USA

535 5th Avenue, 11th Floor,
New York,
New York 10017

UK

212 JQ Modern
120 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 6NF, UK

Hong Kong

6 Duddell Street,
Suite 604
Central, Hong Kong

Japan

Suite 822, 8F Shin, Kokusai Building,
3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-0005

535 5th Avenue, 11th Floor,
New York,
New York 10017

212 JQ Modern
120 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 6NF, UK

6 Duddell Street,
Suite 604
Central, Hong Kong

Suite 822, 8F Shin, Kokusai Building,
3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-0005