AJS-U Speakers  

Tiffany Bayley

Tiffany Bayley is originally from Huntington, WV.  Growing up in a poverty-stricken family she knew at a very early age, that kind of life, was not for her.  She often jokes that she makes a lousy poor person and life is just easier with the lights on.  By 16 she was working 3 jobs and every side hustle she could find.  One job in a clothing store, another in a hair salon and you guessed it, the other one in a jewelry store.  Ms. Bayley quickly became the quintessential entrepreneur, owning and operating her first business at 17.  Over the course of the next 30 years she would own over a dozen businesses across the US and Canada.  Two marketing firms, 8 jewelry stores, 3 paintball fields, a miniature golf course and one ice cream shop. Later, she realized her true love was jewelry.

Tiffany now resides in Orlando, Florida. where she can be found doing amazing custom design at her flagship store in downtown Avalon Park.  With nearly four decades of experience in sales, marketing and coaching, she has become a sought-after speaker in our industry and others. You can often find her featured in industry publications like, JCK Magazine and she is currently working on her first book titled, Defining Moments, to be released in the spring of 2022.  When she’s not busy designing, speaking, coaching or writing, it’s probably a Wednesday, when she hosts her own virtual shopping show that is streamed weekly to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube called Shop with Tiffany LIVE! with thousands of followers.

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Denise Purtzer

ClearSale
VP of Partnerships & Alliances

Denise loves to connect the right people to make things happen. As VP of Partnerships and Alliances, Denise oversees the partner network at ClearSale, a global fraud prevention system. Denise’s 20 years of experience in ecommerce has taken her around the globe, speaking and working in different areas to gain a greater understanding of locales including APAC, EMEA and AMER regions. Working with SMB (Small-Medium Business) to Enterprise clients, she understands the needs of the specific merchant and their shoppers to help provide the best ecommerce experience possible. Working on both the payments and fraud side of the business has allowed Denise to provide a fuller picture of the ecommerce landscape and help others in the process. Previous experience at a Fintech startup (and the first person brought on to the team) has given insight and appreciation as to what it takes to build a business from the ground up.

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Bill Warren

Diamond Bill Marketing
Founder & Coach

https://diamondbillmarketing.com/

“Diamond” Bill Warren is the creator and founder of the Ultimate Jewelers Mastermind Group and the wildly popular “Diamond Bill Marketing Podcast Radio Show.”  He is an entrepreneur, author, coach, and marketing expert for retail jewelers around the globe as well as a sought-after motivational and marketing speaker.

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Guy Pineda

Jewelry Store Marketers
Agency Owner

https://jewelrystoremarketers.com/

Guy Pineda is in the business of marketing and creativity. Over his professional career, he has learned everything he knows through research, mentors, and good ole trial and error. His experience spans a wide array of areas, and his ability to learn new things and overcome challenges keeps him on top of marketing trends that work for the retail jeweler. This is his first appearance at the Atlanta show. Guy looks forward to making new friends at the show.

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Bryan Cockerham

Punchmark
CTO & Partner

With over 9 years of experience working in NYC as Lead Developer and General Manager of a tech startup, Bryan’s history includes building the technology behind a website that received up to 12 million unique hits per month, and software that was installed by over 17 million people. Bryan’s technological experience has been an enormous asset to Punchmark’s development and infrastructure, in addition to his abilities to lead a team of designers, web developers, and marketing professionals.

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Stuart Blessman

Punchmark
Digital Marketing Director

Punchmark’s Digital Marketing Director Stuart Blessman is a 15+ year veteran of digital marketing and brings a depth of digital marketing strategy and execution knowledge to Punchmark.

He’s worked within a variety of industries and companies ranging from luxury furniture retailers and high-end grocery chains to national financial institutions and manufacturers, developing and directing campaigns that have generated millions of dollars in sales and thousands of prospects and projects for clients.

Combined with Punchmark’s world-class web design, development, and customer service teams, Punchmark is poised to deliver the best digital marketing campaigns, ecommerce, and digital experience your jewelry store and customers deserve.

Let’s talk using digital marketing to grow your sales and traffic. https://meetings.hubspot.com/stuart-blessman

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Jason A’alona

Podium
Director of Retail

Jason currently is the head of the Retail division for Podium, a SaaS platform that helps businesses interact with their customers through SMS text messaging and influence purchase decisions by streamlining the collection and management of online reviews.

Jason received his MBA from Southern Utah University and has a wealth of experience in digital marketing as well as helping businesses set up customer experience programs. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and watching the University of Utah Football.

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