In association with Bacs & Russo, Phillips has recently appointed former CEO of the New York-based vintage timepiece company AnalogShift, Geoffrey Hess as their watch department's consultant. Hess formerly worked as an assistant to former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani from 2000 to 2002. He was educated as an attorney. A recent press release has also placed Hess as CEO of an unnamed “prominent luxury firm,” with a fine jewelry line by Ivanka Trump. Her brand has since closed.
Head of watches, Americas, Paul Boutros, said of Hess in a statement that, “Geoff embodies the values Phillips prides itself on—integrity, professionalism, and passion—and I couldn’t be happier to have him partner with and advise our team. As we prepare for our upcoming auction season, including Geneva Watch Auction: NINE and Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT, both taking place in May, we look forward to working with Geoff on our exhibitions and valuation days, as well as further developing Phillips’ client base.”
Information originally sourced from JCK.