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Ilan Nifco Returns to Grandview Klein Diamonds to Manage Operations May 18, 2022 (0 comments)


New York, NY--Global diamantaire Grandview Klein Diamonds has  announced that Ilan Nifco has joined its ranks to manage Operations and will be reporting directly to Moshe Klein, president of Grandview Klein Diamonds (GKD).  Nifco (shown above) will lead a variety of cross-functional areas and departments critical to GKD, external partners, and the company to develop solutions that help its clients across the country achieve their goals.

Nifco started his career in the diamond business at the age of 18 working for a global diamond wholesale company in New York City. He began as a diamond sorter in the single-cut department, but quickly moved into sales. In 2003 Klein hired Nifco to join his sales team, what was then still Julius Klein Diamonds, which led to a successful 7-year relationship. In 2010, Nifco made a choice to pursue his other passion-the culinary industry. He left his love for diamonds behind to start the next chapter of his life. Nifco opened a fast pace healthy style eatery. After a successful 10-year run, COVID hit. During that down time, Nifco had to think about his next move. Over the years, Klein continued to keep in close contact with Nifco in an effort to bring him back into the industry. They recently reconnected and Nifco joined Grandview Klein in January. 

“Having Ilan back on the GKD team is a big win for both company culture and client relations,” Klein said. “His most recent work in Sales Operations has resulted in productivity enhancements and workflow improvement through collaboration, training, and development with his team. Ilan’s experience and understanding of diamond sales, as well as process development and implementation have contributed to helping GKD continue to be a trusted partner that our clients rely on for success.”

“It’s been an absolute joy and privilege to join the GKD team and to once again do what I always loved, work with diamonds,” said Nifco. “Moshe and the GKD family have welcomed me back with open arms and I’m proud to be adding my insight, skills and vision into building stronger relationships with each and every client. More importantly, what gets me really excited is the company’s laser focused commitment to its customers - it’s easy to be successful when the company has a ‘customer first’ policy right from the top. Whether its renewed pricing strategies or flexible programs tailored to each retail partner, it’s all about ‘customer first.’”

Nifco will lead the sales network in training & development. He will also be instrumental in elevating GKDG’s sales onboarding for new associates’ growth and learning in order to develop stronger partners for both current and future clients. Having built client relationships that span 25 years, Nifco is poised to nurture a new attitude and inventiveness that will arm his team with the tools to take ownership in their opportunity to sell the industry’s most pristine diamonds.

Grandview Klein Diamonds statement:

For three generations, GKD has been renowned for its diamond cutting expertise and devotion to its clients. “Our philosophy is simple: to provide every client with the perfect diamonds. Our access to superior rough diamonds – as triple DTC Sightholder -  as well as our state-of-the-art factories in Johannesburg, Namibia, Botswana and its NY diamond cutting factory allows us to deliver the most exquisitely cut stones to our clients. Our dedication to craftsmanship, trust, and integrity has led us to become one of the largest diamond manufacturers and direct suppliers worldwide, boasting sales offices in New York, Tel Aviv, and Hong Kong. As Sightholders since 1981, our massive inventory has diamonds for every retailer’s needs, from 1 to 2-carat diamond rings to rarer diamonds as large as 100+ carats to exquisite yellow, pink and blue diamonds.

Grandview will be attending the JCK LUXURY Show from June 8-13, 2022 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. They will be located at Booth LUX 515.

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