20 Years of Teamwork – APMEX 20th Anniversary

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20 Years of Teamwork

We have a diverse group of talented individuals on the APMEX team. From accounting to operation, and marketing to sales – each member of our team has contributed significantly to our success over the last two decades in the Precious Metals industry.

Our APMEX team has grown considerably since the company’s founding. See what a few of our long-time employees had to say about their time at APMEX.

“I have been very fortunate in being an employee at APMEX before it became APMEX. Never in my life did I think that the company would have grown so big so fast. I have worked with many great people and have learned so much with my time being here. Aside from learning about coins, I have learned about managing people, the aspects of business in general, the corporate world, and have made lifelong friends. It has been a great time, and I look forward to what the future will bring,” – Jim Robinson, Sr. Numismatist, 14 years with APMEX.

“My journey with APMEX has been exciting. I loved coins as a kid and had a small collection and decided to see what APMEX was all about. I have loved APMEX since the minute I got here, and it has been a challenging and exciting place to work.  Since I have been at APMEX, I have learned how to grade a coin in coin camp, submit coins to the grading services, payment processing, benefits administration, and I became a certified AML Compliance officer. Congratulations on 20 years in business, and I am excited to see where APMEX leads us in the future,” – Tallie Stubbs, AML Compliance Officer, 13 years with APMEX.

“We have created some of the best efficiencies in Operations, from a one-person idea and testing it to teams creating and discussing new opportunities. Leveraging technology where we can and looking to do more in the future, but in the end, the majority of the changes we have made here at APMEX are due to the people living in the day to day processes allowing an individual to be able to think and create,” – Jeremy Thomas, Distribution Manager, nine years with APMEX.

The different departments at APMEX all have their own exciting challenges. From photography to IT, our team has a broad range of skillsets that help support our company’s mission. As our senior photographer Jody Garver, said, “APMEX is a passionate, creative, diverse company driven to meet the needs of our customers, employees, and community.” Jody has been in the APMEX Marketing department for nearly 10 years.

Our long-time product manager, Terry Newton, said, “A little over nine years ago when I joined the APMEX team, I didn’t know anything about the coin industry. In this time, I have learned so much and now find it so very interesting. I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from many colleagues and built some great friendships with people all over the world. It has been fun to learn all about historical events, animals, space exploration and things commemorated by coins. I know that there is much more to experience with APMEX and look forward to it.”

While each member of our team brings a different skillset to each role, we foster a passion for continued learning at APMEX. As our Specialty Account Manager, Michael Key said, “My journey with APMEX began in October 2011 without any knowledge about Precious Metals, as I came from a sales background of about 20 years selling everything from electronics to office supplies. Almost nine years later for me, and here we are! I have learned so much about Precious Metals from APMEX, buying and selling along with the Precious Metals industry. My colleagues at APMEX have helped me learn more about the products, as well as helped me hone my sales skills.  Through APMEX, I have met many people from many different backgrounds and making lifetime friendships. I am truly thrilled to be working with APMEX and look forward to seeing what we accomplish in the future!”

Brittany Lockcuff, one of our Executive Administrators added, “I have been with APMEX for over 11 years and have had the opportunity to learn and grow during my time here. It has been an amazing experience to watch the company grow over the years. I have enjoyed working with so many talented and knowledgeable individuals who were always willing to share their expertise and knowledge to help others around them prosper and become successful. I’m excited to see what the future brings for APMEX!”

Our leadership teams have played a pivotal role in the direction APMEX has taken since its inception. Our leaders come from a broad range of backgrounds, providing their own unique insight into their respective roles with the company.

“It’s been quite an experience to see how much the company has grown in my nine years at APMEX, and myself along with it.  I’m very proud of the team we have, and feel privileged to be part of this company’s continual evolution and to have played a roll in its success,” – Ryan Boyles, Vice President of Merchandising.

“So far, it has been a fun and wild nine years at APMEX.com. Starting on Wall Street, thinking I would work for a jewelry company to conclude that I would have to learn to spell ‘numismatic’ and understand the proper definition within the coinage community. Then packing up 412 boxes from the east coast and moving 1,500 miles across the U.S. to Oklahoma City in the middle of nowhere. Thank you, APMEX, for the journey so far. It sure has been an adventure,” – MC Garofalo, Director of Ecommerce Experience.

“Before working at APMEX, I worked at a startup eCommerce website. I was nervous on my first day, not knowing what to expect transitioning into a more formal, corporate environment. I remember being immediately struck by the fast pace and talent level of my peers and leaders. Even after 20 years, APMEX still has the heart and soul of a true eCommerce startup. The work is challenging and fast-paced, and if we are off our game and let out customers down even a little, there are many other companies out there happy to take the business. Over the years, I have continued to be impressed by our commitment to adapt to meet the expectations of our customers and lead the way in the Precious Metals industry,” – Andrew Mueller, Director of Digital Analytics.

While we’ve been reflecting on the past, we’re also eager to see what the future holds for APMEX. Drew Conway, one of our Wholesale Traders, said, “The last 11 years have been an incredible journey for me here at APMEX. The amount of knowledge I have gained during these years is truly amazing, and I owe a lot of this to my wonderful colleagues. To say it has been a blessing would be an understatement. I am looking forward to the future as we push to stay the undisputed leader in this wild industry.”

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