Michael Pollak, co-founder of Hyde Park, with over 40 years in the jewelry business, started by selling turquoise and Indian jewelry after class on the lawn of Denver University in 1973, where he graduated with a BSBA. He has spent extensive time in New York, Geneva, Vicenza and Hong Kong, cultivating his skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of gemology, fine jewelry and Swiss timepieces.
With over 37 years in retail management, developing five regional, luxury jewelry stores, Michael became chief executive officer of Hyde Park Jewelers in 2007. He has received numerous industry awards, including induction into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame in 2008, and “Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 1999.
Michael continues to position Hyde Park as an award-winning company by focusing on quality, value, selection, customer service and innovation, offering a trendsetting, proprietary customer loyalty program named “Platinum Rewards.” He has been essential in driving the expansion of Hyde Park into targeted markets by creating the presence of a full-service luxury jeweler, offering exclusive designers and timepieces.