Like its vintage jewels, old problems at Fred Leighton continue to resurface.
Ralph Esmerian, the notable jewelry collector and dealer who acquired the jeweler in 2006 along with Merrill Lynch’s Global Asset Based Finance Group, has relinquished control and authority over all aspects of Fred Leighton Holding Inc. to Thomas Shull, chief executive officer of Meridian Ventures LLC. Shull has been named chief restructuring officer-plan facilitator of Fred Leighton.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)