Meet The Team
Vince Rath is the owner and principal consultant at Optimum Retail Solutions, and has over 30+ years experience leading jewelry teams to higher performance. He began his career on the sales floor in 1988 and advanced to become Divisional Vice President of Store Operations for Helzberg Diamonds. In that role, he supervised $100M in sales revenue and more than 400 associates in 60 locations. Vince was also the Vice President of Stores for an independent jeweler with 18 locations and delivered record sales growth for that company’s special events.
Since 2014 Vince has worked one-on-one exclusively with independent Jewelers. His unique experience gives him insight on how to integrate successful corporate disciplines into the everyday operations of the independent jeweler. Vince’s expertise includes leadership development, performance management, sales generation, strategic planning and implementation, team building, communication training and staffing.
Tim Glasgow joined Optimum Retail Solutions in 2016 with over 36+ years of professional jewelry experience at Mid to Senior level positions. He began his career as an Assistant Manager with the Zale Corporation’s, Fine Jewelers Guild, later known as Bailey Banks and Biddle. In that company, he continuously advanced from sales to store management to multi-unit supervision of key markets throughout the U.S. Ultimately, he rose to the position of Sr. Director of Stores – East. In that role, he managed sales of more than $160M in 62 stores across 13 states. Tim decided to return to the Philadelphia area to be closer to family and joined Helzberg Diamonds as the Regional Manager of that market where he was recognized as a consistent top performer.
Tim brings a unique perspective to Optimum Retail Solutions. Over his career, Tim received world-class training and was mentored by some of the most successful executives in our industry. He is well situated to provide effective, performance-based direction in a complex and evolving retail landscape.
Jack McDevitt joined Optimum Retail Solutions in 2018 with over 40 years of experience as a Senior Retail Executive in the fine jewelry industry. Jack has a diverse background in retail operations including financial strategy, merchandising, and P&L analysis. Jack has been successful in recruitment and development of top talent into results-oriented high-performers. He has a passion for operational excellence and exceeding profit objectives.
Jack has strong business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 40 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business development and sales management. He has a proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and initiate solutions.