Meet our Asset Valuation Experts
BENNY MOR | President
Benny’s expertise with rough and polished diamonds comes from 30 years of relationships and dealings with the diamond mines around the world; progressively becoming involved in the process of mining, selecting, manufacturing, cutting and polishing. He developed the perfect eye for evaluating and assessing diamonds which consequently enables him to price rate the stone(s) extremely accurately.
SHAI RAZ | Diamond Manager
As a third-generation diamond expert who started cutting diamonds when he was only 16, Shai facilitates incoming diamonds and markets them to stores both globally and domestically. Shai has 20 years of experience in the Diamond Industry, attended GCI and is a member of the Israeli Diamond Exchange.
ADAM BITTERMAN | Precious Stones & Metals
Adam Bitterman is an expert in gemstones and precious metals for the jewelry industry, specializing in unique and large diamonds. With an extensive background in luxury international brands, Adam has more than 15 years in the U.S. market. His experience in different business cultures and dealing with manufacturers & venders overseas, help him to assist our customers in solving all kinds of financial situations.
KERRY PARKE | Jewelry
Raised in the diamond and jewelry capital of the East, Hong Kong, Kerry has had an eye for jewelry detail from an early age. After attending De La Salle University in Manila Kerry moved to Southern California where she got her start in Los Angeles’ Jewelry District. Kerry brings to Vasco her years of CAD design, accuracy in detail, and styling quality jewelry with longevity.
RON MORMIL | Fine Watches
Ron has over thirty five years experience in the jewelry industry specializing in fine timepieces from around the world. He has bought, sold, traded, and repaired such fine timepieces as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Breitling, Cartier, Panerai, Breguet, Girard Perregaux, and many others.
Tony Davis| Aircraft
Tony Davis has been in the aerospace and aviation industry for over 20 years. With over 10K flight hours, from light reciprocating single engine aircraft to heavy jets. He started from the bottom as a private pilot and has worked thru the years advancing as a commuter pilot at the airlines, chief pilot, director of operations and flight department manager for multiple corporations. Three years ago he started his own consulting/management company facilitating the acquisition, sale and management of corporate aircraft. He continues to fly some of his clients, which gives him a “birds-eye” view of his clients needs and support. If you are looking for an honest deal with your best interests and values at heart trust Tony.
MICHAEL SHOREY | Yachts
Michael Shorey has been on the water for over 40 years. As a former professional yacht and shipbroker, professional sailor and yacht racer, Shipbuilder and rigger for over 10 years in Newport Beach California with 10,000’s miles and 1000’s of hours of Sea Time, he knows the real deal when it comes to boat values.
BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Administrative Manager
As our Administrative Manager, Barbara I. Rodriguez, brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and administration to the Vasco Team. As such, Barbara manages all the processes associated with loans and buys ensuring that all requirements are met, paperwork is swiftly processed and accurate records are maintained. Barbara is responsible for the accounting and tracking of all loan payments, loan due dates and assists our customers with questions they may have about the different processes. In working with our shipping department she confirms that all shipments are adequately insured and packaged to meet insurance requirements. Barbara assists with the warehousing of items ensuring that all items are stored and inventoried accordingly.
LARRY KUTCHER | CEO
Larry Kutcher has invested over 25 years advancing transformative small and medium sized firms by bridging their strategies with execution. As a UCLA Anderson MBA, Larry is a local leader who creates value in companies by empowering their employees and activating their customers. His expertise in growing early stage companies is well established in the community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profits and is active with a number of local community organizations.