Press Release

Matthew Tratner Joins GIA’s Global Business Development Team


Matthew Tratner was appointed as global director of business development at GIA on Jan. 28.

Experienced executive appointed global director of business development

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Jan. 28, 2019 – GIA announced today the appointment of Matthew Tratner as global director of business development. Previously director of membership and sales at Jewelers of America and publisher of National Jeweler, Tratner will be responsible for expanding and deepening GIA’s relationships with retailers and other stakeholders.
 
“I am delighted to join the talented team at GIA,” said Tratner. “I look forward to taking on new challenges, creating opportunities and being part of GIA’s development and continued growth.”
 
Tratner has been in the jewelry industry for 15 years. His experience spans retail sales, e-commerce, publishing and marketing. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Empire State College and an Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma (AJP) from GIA. Tratner will be based in New York City and report to Anna Martin, GIA senior vice president of global business development and beneficiation.
 
“Matt’s industry experience will play an invaluable role as we work to meet the needs of the gem and jewelry industry, and further our mission of ensuring the public trust,” said Martin. “We are thrilled to have him join our team.”
 


About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.
 
Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism.