David Minster Becomes Scott Kay CEO
Scott Kay, David Minster
David Minster has joined the bridal jewelry label Scott Kay Inc. as their new CEO and a member of the board of advisers. The company founder (and namesake) will continue to serve as chief designer and chairman of the board.
Minster brings more than 25 years of experience in the luxury and consumer goods businesses having working for the past 12 years at David Yurman. Kay said, "I have spent more than a decade looking for a business partner to run the company on a day-to-day basis to enable me to focus on the art and design of our products. A founding entrepreneur can only wear so many hats before he reaches a certain level. With David on board, we will be able to far exceed the vision I have for the brand."
Former David Yurman CEO Paul Blum (now CEO of Juicy Couture) said, "From my work with David, I suspect he will look very carefully at building out the Scott Kay infrastructure for growth. With David's rare combination of supply chain, technology, retail, online and corporate restructuring experience, I'm sure he will be very successful in his new role."
Minster said, "You're dealing with a matrix of omnichannel opportunities, geographic opportunities, a myriad of new category possibilities. We'll be able to dramatically impact performance and growth by focusing on key initiatives, building great teams to execute them, and by allowing Scott to focus on the tremendous body of unpublished designs in his studio."