Michael Eigen has successfully navigated the world of small business retail for more than twenty years. Starting out in New York’s famed Diamond District, his first store Michael Eigen Precious Jewels became one of the first to feature up and coming American designers. He was recognized by peers and clients for his keen eye and ability to foresee trends. Eventually he moved his store to Madison Avenue where he later established Premier Cru Wine Merchants, one of the finest and most forward-thinking wine stores in Manhattan.
Michael holds many trade certifications in both the jewelry and wine fields. He has written extensively for both trade journals and consumer magazines and has been invited to speak at major industry trade shows. He has helped retailers and importers identify markets and develop best business practices. In addition, Michael is a founding member and former vice president of the Diamond District Business Improvement District.