Michael Haynes has more than 30 years of experience in the gold, precious metals and coin industries, having held leadership positions at both private and publicly traded companies with operations in the United States, France and Switzerland. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of APMEX Inc., since July, 2010.
Prior to joining APMEX, Mr. Haynes was Chief Executive Officer of Black, Starr & Frost, a privately held luxury jewelry retailer. From 2003 to 2009, he was chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Collectors Universe, Inc., a NASDAQ-traded firm. Previously, Mr. Haynes held executive management positions at eight different public and private companies engaged in the gold, precious metals, coin, specialty retail, distribution, e-commerce and manufacturing businesses.
Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Haynes has served as chief executive officer, president, chief operating officer, a member of the board of directors and/or chief financial officer of companies that:
- Serve both the wholesale and retail segments of the precious metals markets.
- Provide precious metals products to collectors, investors, corporations, individuals, professional advisors and funds.
- Produce thousands of different precious metals items valued at more than $5 billion.
- Authenticate gold, precious metals, coins and other high value assets.
In addition, he led one of the largest gold and precious metals dealers in the United States—an authorized distributor for every major government that mints and distributes gold and precious metals coins, including the United States Mint.
Mr. Haynes is one of the founders of the trade association, The Industry Council for Tangible Assets. He has a Masters Degree in Business and holds the designation of Certified Public Accountant (not practicing), Certified Financial Planner and holds a Masters Professional Director Certification, conferred by the American College of Corporate Directors, a director education and credentialing organization.