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Jewelers Mutual® Strengthens Leadership Team with Two Key Appointments

New leaders focus on digital solutions and risk management services to shape the jewelry industry for the future

Jewelers Mutual® Group, the insurance and business solutions provider dedicated to the jewelry industry since 1913, is pleased to announce the appointment of two seasoned professionals to its leadership team. These strategic additions reflect the company’s commitment to advancing its digital solutions and reimagining risk management services to better serve its customers and the evolving jewelry industry.

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Nick Tenekedes, Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions 
Tenekedes has a proven track record in driving digital transformation, joining Jewelers Mutual with over 15 years of experience across go-to-market strategy, product, operations and P&L leadership roles. Most recently, Tenekedes was the Vice President, Marketplace at Getaround, an Airbnb-like, car-sharing service that connects over 6 million users across the globe. He has a BA in Economics from College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.  

In his new role, Tenekedes will spearhead the company’s efforts to evolve its extensive portfolio of innovative products and services. With a keen focus on leveraging cutting-edge technologies, Tenekedes aims to enhance Jewelers Mutual’s digital offerings, ensuring it remains at the forefront of industry advancements. 

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Jewelers Mutual, a trailblazer in the industry. The potential to revolutionize our digital solutions and contribute to the evolution of our product portfolio is exciting. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team to bring about transformational changes,” said Tenekedes. 

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Howard Stone, Vice President, Global Risk & Analytics 
Stone joins Jewelers Mutual with over 30 years of progressive Loss Prevention experience. He has held leadership roles at Macy’s, Old Navy, Anchor Blue Stores and The Wet Seal. Most recently, Howard was the Director, Loss Prevention & Operations at Amazon in Seattle. In this role, Howard was responsible for leading Amazon’s Loss Prevention team of over 2,000 associates who were responsible for theft investigations, risk analytics, physical security, auditing and awareness. Howard graduated from St. Thomas University in Miami with a BA in Communication Arts. 

Mitigating risk, preventing losses and providing consultation are central to Jewelers Mutual’s dedication to its customers and the jewelry industry. Stone and his team will redefine the company’s Risk Services offerings, including loss prevention, to create a world-class approach for its future efforts. 

“I am honored to be part of Jewelers Mutual, known for its commitment to a safer more secure jewelry industry. The opportunity to shape the future of risk management aligns with my passion for creating robust strategies that safeguard the customers and industry we serve,” said Stone. 

The Future of Jewelers Mutual 
Jewelers Mutual has been a pioneer in the jewelry industry for over 110 years and continues to lead the way in providing unparalleled products and services to its customers, pushing boundaries beyond insurance with innovative solutions that enhance the way jewelers do business.  

“I am excited to welcome Nick and Howard to our leadership team and begin this next chapter,” said Mike Alexander, Chief Operating Officer. “It marks a significant milestone in achieving greater heights in the digital landscape and redefining the standards for risk management in the industry.”  

Both leaders begin with Jewelers Mutual on January 22, 2024. 

To learn more about Jewelers Mutual’s product portfolio, visit JewelersMutual.com/solutions.  

Jewelers Mutual was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Later, consumers began putting their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their jewelry and the special memories each piece holds. Today, Jewelers Mutual continues to support and move the industry forward by listening to jewelers and consumers and offering products and services to meet their evolving needs. Beyond insurance, Jewelers Mutual’s powerful suite of innovative solutions and digital technology offerings help jewelers strengthen and grow their businesses, mitigate risk, and bring them closer to their customers. The Group insurers’ strong financial position is reflected in their 37 consecutive “A+ Superior” ratings from AM Best Company, as of November 2023. Policyholders of the Group insurers are members of Jewelers Mutual Holding Company. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with other Group offices in Dallas, Texas and Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit JewelersMutual.com.