APPOINTMENTS – Michael Richards appointed President of U.S. retailer Underwood’s

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – Underwood’s, a jewelry retailer with three stores in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach area, has announced the appointment of Michael Richards as President, effective July 1, 2024.

APPOINTMENTS – Michael Richards appointed President of U.S. retailer Underwood’s

Michael Richards

Clayton Bromberg, who has served as Chairman & President since 1988, has transitioned to the role of Chairman and will remain active in the business.

Bromberg’s tenure at Underwood’s has been marked by exceptional growth and a steadfast commitment to quality and customer service.

His role as Chairman will allow him to continue to influence the strategic direction, merchandising, diamond buying, and inventory procurement of the company while entrusting daily operations to Richards.

“Michael joined Underwood’s early in his professional career as a store manager over 30 years ago. In the past three decades, Michael’s expertise and passion for the jewelry industry, along with his achievements in leadership outside of the business, make him the ideal leader for Underwood’s,” Bromberg said.

“In 2020, he took a more active role in operations and executive leadership, and it has been a natural progression to name him as President officially. I am very proud of the leader he has become and look forward to seeing the company continue to thrive under his direction.”

Michael Richards, who has been a pivotal part of Underwood’s success story, will now lead the company’s overall corporate culture, vision, and operational functions.

“I am honored to step into the role of President and continue the legacy of excellence that Underwood’s is known for,” said Richards.

“Our commitment to quality in materials, craftsmanship, design, presentation, education, and service will remain our guiding principles as we move forward.

“Clayton’s dedication to the business and his commitment to customer satisfaction have made him not only a mentor to me and the generations of staff but a respected figure in the industry and a pillar in our community. His vision and leadership have been pivotal in upholding the value and reputation of Underwood’s.”