John Hardy Hires Aida Alvarez as SVP
A jewelry industry veteran, Alvarez’s experience includes senior roles at Birks & Mayors, CD Peacock, and Roberto Coin.
In her new role, Alvarez will lead John Hardy’s wholesale business and help to grow the segment, as well as to bolster its revenue streams in retail and the Caribbean and through licensing.
Alvarez has more than 25 years of experience in the luxury goods industry, including senior roles at Birks & Mayors, now known as Birks Group, and CD Peacock.
She also served as a senior vice president at Roberto Coin for seven years.
She will report to John Hardy CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz, who joined the company in August.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Aida to the John Hardy executive team and partner with her to propel our growth across the retail and wholesale channels,” said Schmitz. “She is a true leader in the luxury jewelry space, having driven top-line sales and profitability for renowned brands as well as multi-store retailers for more than 25 years.”
Alvarez said throughout her career in the luxury jewelry sector, she has admired the brand’s “rich and unique heritage and commitment to artisanal design.”
Reed Krakoff, former head of design at Tiffany & Co., joined John Hardy as creative chairman in September 2022.
“Earlier this year, I saw a different John Hardy begin to emerge with a new look and design direction that felt both modern and fresh while continuing to celebrate the brand’s authority in handmade jewelry. The excitement for the brand is greater than ever, and I’m honored to join the team as we continue to build and share the reimagined John Hardy,” said Alvarez.
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