MEET THE TEAM

Our People

Clients say working with Hill & Co. is like having the ultimate little black book of industry contacts ready to help at any time.

Whatever your question, whatever your challenge, our experts have been there before – and proactively give you advice, help you avoid pitfalls and propose ideas you’ve never considered.

From business strategy and financing to digital marketing and operations, you get full support from our experienced team.

Amy Curran

Business Operations Lead

Amy Curran

Business Operations Lead

Amy has years of experience in strategic analysis, operations, merchandising and advisory across the entire supply chain. She’s known in the industry for creating partnerships that benefit all parties because she’s an expert in helping manufacturers, sightholders, wholesalers, designers, retailers and industry organisations improve bottom-line profit.

Amy will help you identify opportunities, create and implement strategic roadmaps, improve operations, optimise inventory control and refine your collection development approach. At the same time, she’ll help train your teams and develop processes that embed positive change, so you’re in a strong position to achieve your goals over the short, medium and long term.

Anna Rump

Social Media Lead

Anna Rump

Social Media Lead

Anna ensures you do social media in the best way for your business (not just the way others in the market are doing it). This involves in-depth audits of social media platforms to develop the right strategy, developing content that resonates with your target audiences and analysing data to continuously improve results. With Anna’s expertise, you get strategic value from your digital marketing, because it nurtures relationships as part of your broader omnichannel approach.

Caroline Vermeulen

Branding and Graphics Design Lead

Caroline Vermeulen

Branding and Graphics Design Lead

From brand and logo development to collateral design, Caroline knows how to make graphics work hard for your business. Her experience in the diamond, gemstone and fine jewellery industry means you get a considered approach that reflects your mission and vision, differentiates your brand and resonates with the market.

Disha Solanki

Managing Partner & Business Strategy Expert

Disha Solanki

Managing Partner & Business Strategy Expert

With over 15 years of experience in launching and growing businesses, Disha is the business expert you want in your corner when you’re ready to scale or when things go south.

Having founded 3 successful companies, she knows the challenges you face first-hand. And her experience advising both start-ups and established business owners means you get an expert insider helping you focus your energy, market more efficiently and develop effective processes. She has an established track record in delivering results, helping businesses achieve up to 200% growth in as short as 9 months.

Elle Hill

Founder and CEO

Elle Hill

Founder and CEO

Elle is a renowned entrepreneur and recognised expert in the diamond, gemstone and jewellery industry. Her 26 years of achievements include launching her own award-winning international omnichannel designer jewellery retailer, which she brought public with a $10 million IPO in less than four years.

She’s known for her ability to move businesses from zero to market swiftly – and to increase profit for pre-revenue through to $1 billion+ revenue companies. Working with Elle gives you access to a wealth of insight and experience from someone who’s made all the mistakes, knows how to avoid them and can guide you on the fast track to growth.

Hayley Norton

Sustainable Product Development & Sourcing Lead

Hayley Norton

Sustainable Product Development & Sourcing Lead

Hayley will help you source collections and develop product lines in a responsible and sustainable way. She brings a holistic supply chain view from source to market, and her expertise will help you analyse your supply chain, advise on best practices for future-proofing your sourcing, prepare for industry certification and set you up for long-term success.

Having worked 12 years across B2C and B2B, her experience ranges from gemological labs to merchandising and design. She has held key merchandising, buying and digital product roles at some of the largest and most revered jewellers in the industry, from Ben Bridge to Blue Nile.

Jennifer Shaheen

Chief Digital Officer

Jennifer Shaheen

Chief Digital Officer

Jennifer Shaheen is a seasoned and skilled expert leading our digital teams as they help our clients use technology to take advantage of effective marketing strategies and increase business productivity.

In her years of experience since she first became an entrepreneur in college, Jennifer has developed an understanding of how technology can be used in practical diamond, gemstone and jewellery business applications. Her techniques have boosted sales, enhanced staff productivity, and increased market share for her clients.

Jennifer and our team of digital experts execute digital transformation, website design and development, data analytics and insights, resulting in elevated, revenue generating user experiences.

Pamela Bernstein-Gulla

Chief Operations Officer and Principal Consultant

Pamela Bernstein-Gulla

Chief Operations Officer and Principal Consultant

For more than 30 years, Pamela has helped companies in the jewellery industry achieve efficient growth. She’s our resident expert in all areas of operations, from financials and retail network management to HR and training. Her successes include contributing to the famous growth of Fortunoff, one of the North East’s most successful independent jewellery businesses.

She also oversaw North American operations and spearheaded digital marketing at award-winning online designer jewelry retailer, Plukka – creating efficiencies that dropped dollars directly down to the bottom line.

Yun Yang

Merchandising Lead

Yun Yang

Merchandising Lead

Yun is an accomplished merchandising and buying executive with a track record of building accessory brands and collections. She can show you how to ensure every SKU carries its weight in ROI. She’s known for creating forward-looking strategies that influence the market and deliver financial results. Whether it’s applying innovation to seasonal plan design or curating line architectures, she helps companies increase margins with on-trend, brand-specific products.

She has experience helping businesses globally across channels – from wholesale and vertical retail to direct-to-consumer and TV shopping networks. Famous brands like Lightbox Jewelry, David Yurman, John Hardy, Diane von Furstenberg, Robert Lee Morris and Ippolita have benefited from her expertise.

Case studies

42% sales boost. 5 new markets. Page one search results across 100+ keyword terms.

These are just some of our recent achievements for diamond, gemstone and fine jewellery businesses.

You have questions, we have answers

Like all great business partnerships, our process starts with a conversation. Let’s get to know each other and discuss how we can work together.