Our Leadership Team

Working to redefine what can be achieved in the gem industry.

Don O'Connell

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Don O'Connell serves as Charles & Colvard's Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain. A highly accomplished jewelry manufacturing, supply chain and distribution executive, he has delivered positive and sustainable results for over 25 years with several organizations in the jewelry industry. Prior to joining Charles & Colvard, Don served as Executive Vice President Operations & Global Jewelry Business Solutions at OFT Investment & Management Group, a fine jewelry solutions and services group. He spent seven years with the Richline Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, as Vice President, Operations & Procurement, both Foreign & Domestic. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Operations at Aurafin's gem group divisions in Taramac, FL and La Paz, Bolivia as well as Vice President, Manufacturing & Contracting with OCON Enterprise.