Our Leadership Team

A company is only as good as its employees and we believe in having the best leaders for our outstanding workforce. These individuals come from diverse backgrounds, bringing expertise and vision to unite for a single goal: a commitment to the long-term success of our customers.

Scott Thomas, Founder

Scott Thomas


As the founder of APMEX LLC, Scott Thomas has served as president of APMEX since its inception. Under his leadership, APMEX has become one of the largest buyers and sellers of Gold, Silver and other Precious Metal products in the United States. Mr. Thomas conceived the company’s highly successful approach to marketing and distributing Precious Metals products online. In 2009, Mr. Thomas received the prestigious Presidential Award from the American Numismatic Association, the world's largest and most respected numismatic organization.

  • Built APMEX LLC from a small, single-location retail store into a global operation with hundreds of employees.
  • Earned acceptance for APMEX as an authorized distributor for many major governments that mint and distribute Gold and other Precious Metal coins, including as an Authorized Purchaser with the United States Mint.
  • Grew APMEX into a buyer and seller of thousands of different Precious Metal products with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars.
  • Cultivated a large and active network of thousands of independent dealers providing liquidity and a strong, active two-way market for thousands of Precious Metal products.
  • Expanded APMEX's presence globally into more than 60 countries.

Mr. Thomas is an active member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), an industry trade association, and the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI), an international association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, financial institutions and merchants in the Precious Metals markets.

APMEX is made up of the dedication, creativity and passion of our employees. No one person can create this experience. Scott Thomas, Founder

Kenneth Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Lewis is a results-oriented professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience across a broad range of retail and technology organizations, many of which are in the Fortune 500. His strategic and operational changes have resulted in growing both the top and bottom lines of an organization. Mr. Lewis recognizes the importance of taking care of our customers while showing a deep commitment to the development of employees. Mr. Lewis joined APMEX in 2011 as EVP of Operations, followed by two years as Chief Operating Officer. Visit Ken's LinkedIn

Kenneth Lewis, CEO
Doug Sterk, CFO

Doug Sterk

Chief Financial Officer

Doug Sterk, who has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, joined APMEX in 2017. In his previous role as Controller at Paycom Software, Inc., Mr. Sterk prepared the company’s first-ever annual 10-K report and assisted in strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting. He is a member of Financial Executives International and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In his current role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Sterk oversees financial performance, regulatory compliance, risk and project management. Visit Doug's LinkedIn

Ryan Boyles

VP, Merchandising

Ryan Boyles joined the company in 2011, with leadership roles within Business Intelligence, Business Development, and Merchandising. During his time at APMEX, Mr. Boyles has led several initiatives including the launch of marketplaces on Amazon and Walmart, Third-Party Inventory, growing exclusive product lines, and overhauling the inventory planning tools and dashboards within Merchandising. Visit Ryan's LinkedIn

Ryan Boyles, VP of Merchandising

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