Steve Roach has joined the Certified Collectibles Group as Director of Marketing. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for the management of marketing programs for NGC, NCS, PMG and CGC, as well as for collector outreach initiatives through the Collectors Society.
"We’re very excited to welcome Steve. He combines a rare mix of talents and experience within the field of collectibles," comments Scott Schechter, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "With his natural enthusiasm as a life-long collector and his extensive knowledge of the marketplace, he will be a tremendous asset in enhancing our relationships with dealers and collectors."
Steve became interested in rare coins nearly twenty years ago after his grandmother gave him some Liberty nickels. He pursued this interest in high school, attending seven American Numismatic Association summer seminars and was named the ANA Outstanding Young Numismatist in 1997. Steve has worked at Heritage Auctions as a senior grader and numismatist and later as a department director. He graded at ANACS for two years while attending law school full-time, and most recently worked at Christie’s in New York as a specialist.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and received a Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. Steve writes the monthly column "Inside Collecting" in Coin World and has received four Numismatic Literary Guild awards. He was briefly a practicing lawyer, before realizing that his passion remained in the coins and collectibles field.
Steve comments: "As a numismatist, I have constantly admired NGC for the innovation it brings to grading and its commitment to developing collectors. Its vision of growing the collectibles industry is amazing, and I’m proud to join an organization that is clearly the best in its class."
The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is a group of independent companies focused on the impartial, independent, and expert certification and grading of collectibles. More information may be found online at www.collectiblesgroup.com. CCG may be contacted by writing to P.O. Box 4711, Sarasota, FL 34230 or by calling toll-free at 800-587-1897.