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Business Observer Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021 1 year ago

Collectibles grading firm promotes pair of execs

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Officials have a combined 50 years of experience at the Certified Collectibles Group.

LAKEWOOD RANCH — The Certified Collectibles Group, which provides expert, impartial and tech-enabled services for the collectibles industry, has promoted two of its longest-serving employees: Harshen Patel has been promoted to Vice President of Certified Guaranty Co., while Scott Heller has been promoted to Vice President of Sales at Numismatic Guaranty Corp., according to a statement.

“Harshen and Scott are two highly regarded individuals both within our companies and outside of them,” Certified Collectibles Group CEO Steven Eichenbaum says in the statement. “Over the years, each has contributed significantly to our success and growth.”

Patel joined CCG more than 22 years ago, starting out at NGC. In 1999, he transitioned to CGC and quickly became an integral part of the team that built the foundation for CGC’s success, the statement adds. Heller has worked at NGC for more than 27 years. In that time, he has developed NGC’s highly successful bulk coin program, the release states, cultivated key customer relationships and managed cross-functional operations.

Courtesy. Scott Heller

“Being a part of the world’s largest grading service for collectibles is extremely rewarding,” Patel says in the release. “CCG's incredible growth over the years makes me proud as well as excited for new opportunities that are just around the corner.”

“The relationships that I have built at NGC, with colleagues and customers, are my favorite part of this journey,” adds Heller in the release. “My goal is to further develop and expand these relationships with exciting, new initiatives and the best service in the industry.”

CCG is comprised of eight companies that provide third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation services for coins, tokens, medals, paper money, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, magazines, concert posters, stamps and estate items. Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified more than 60 million collectibles with a combined fair market value of more than $30 billion, a release says. Certified Collectibles Group reported more than $100 million in revenue in 2018. CCG employs more than 400 people globally, with 330 in Lakewood Ranch.

 

 

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