Marty Hurwitz

      Operating Partner, Board Member, WD Lab Grown Diamonds

      Consumer Services

      Experience

      After distinguished careers in subscription television and the oil industry, Marty became a third-generation jewelry retailer when he partnered with a childhood friend in SK Designs in New York City in 1984. He then founded MVI Marketing LLC (THE MVEye) in 1987 together with his wife, Liz Chatelain, and moved to California.

      THE MVEye provides consumer and trade market research and strategic consulting services to a global client list in the gem, jewelry and watch industries, and is located in Austin, TX.

      “Demography is showing us the path to the new consumer, defined by three massive spending segments: multicultural consumers, self-purchasing females, and next-generation bridal consumers. The jewelry industry must embrace the new consumer and employ them, create for them, market to them, and provide innovative experiences. He or she who wins the new jewelry consumer wins the race.”

      Education

      B.A. University of Michigan

      Board Affiliations

      Marty serves on the Board for WD Lab Grown Diamonds.