Jewelry Industry Veteran Jay Gerber Joins Zillion as VP of Partnerships
APR 15, 2019
Zillion has hired Jay G. Gerber, jewelry industry retail sales executive, to be its Vice President of Partnerships / Business Development.
Zillion’s mission is to make it super easy for consumers to protect the things they love by immediately insuring jewelry at point of sale. Integrated through the company’s jewelry partner network, Zillion technology affords customers a modern and easy jewelry insurance experience in just 1 click. Jewelers benefit by providing customers 10 days of temporary insurance with their jewelry purchase. With just 1 click, customers can easily activate Zillion insurance, and leave the store with the confidence knowing their jewelry is protected.
Gerber joins Zillion with over 29 years of jewelry and retail sales leadership, specializing in millennial buying behaviors and its impact on the selling process.
“We continue to be at a critical crossroads with how jewelry is sold to the next generation. Programs that appeal to their priorities, and how they procure products and services need to be differentiated, customized, and easy. Zillion offers a great product to these consumers, and a needed solution to jewelry partners. I’m excited to present Zillion to jewelers to help them accelerate sales and differentiate their business,” shared Gerber.
With positions at W.R. Cobb, M. Geller and Princess Pride, Gerber has worked with and through the entire value chain of the jewelry industry with leaders such as Zale’s, Helzberg, Target, Kohl’s, Fred Meyer and QVC to name a few.
Zillion is an insurtech providing jewelry insurance at point of sale, “making it super easy to protect the things you love”. The company emerged from a simple question - In today’s modern world, why is insurance still a cumbersome and confusing experience involving lengthy forms & applications? With Zillion’s technology consumers can obtain and manage jewelry insurance in just 1 click. By partnering with local and online jewelers, Zillion enables a dramatically better consumer experience, providing immediate insurance coverage at time of purchase. Customers can now, very simply, walk out of the store with their jewelry, and “wear it with confidence” knowing they are protected. Zillion’s customers are underwritten by AXA XL, the largest insurance company in the world and A+ Superior rated by A.M. Best.