Bergman, VanderLinden, Fischer & Geolat Join Zillion’s Jewelry Innovation Council
AUG 20, 2019
Zillion, the jewelry insurer that offers 1-Click insurance at point of sale, has formed the Zillion Jewelry Innovation Council with venerable jewelry industry leaders Phyllis Bergman, Ronnie VanderLinden, Jeff Fischer and Patti Geolat, as its founding members. Members have served on, and in most cases chaired, industry boards and organizations such as the Jewelers Board of Trade, American Gem Society, 24 Karat Club of NY, Women’s Jewelers Assoc., U.S. Jewelry Council, and the World Diamond Council.
The purpose of Zillion’s Jewelry Innovation Council is to bring industry experts together to discuss opportunities and overcome challenges to providing more transparency and value-added services to the jewelry industry. With its primary focus on better serving the end customer, the council seeks to help the industry create differentiation and better experiences for consumers.
“We are excited about the approach Zillion has taken to provide increased transparency to customers” said Ronnie VanderLinden, President of Diamond Manufacturers & Importers of America. “The industry is ready to expand consumer education, and provide new solutions to an ever changing customer”.
“Council members are interested in promoting the industry they love and to create customer delight in partnership with jewelers and industry stakeholders," said Adam Black, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Zillion. “We are aligned and overjoyed to be in partnership with four industry experts who have dedicated their careers to bettering the jewelry industry.” Phyllis Bergman, former CEO of Mercury Ring added, “We have always been at the forefront of change, and we look to continue our efforts to exceed customer expectations”.
Zillion (www.myzillion.com) is an insurtech company 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? With Zillion’s technology, consumers can obtain and manage jewelry insurance with just 1-Click. In partnership with local, national and online jewelers, Zillion enables a dramatically better consumer experience, providing immediate insurance coverage at the 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 backed by AXA XL, rated A+ Excellent by A.M. Best, and one of the largest insurance companies in the world.