Josh Gaynor


With an extensive background spanning two decades in the luxury market, Josh Gaynor has cultivated his expertise through pivotal leadership roles. Notably, he served as the Managing Director of High Jewelry North America for BVLGARI, where he orchestrated successful expansions across the United States and Canada. His tenure at Fendi and Bottega Veneta further underscored his proficiency in cultivating partnerships and executing brand strategies to bolster luxury market
presence and reputation.

As President of Lugano, Josh collaborates closely with Moti Ferder, Lugano’s CEO and Co-Founder, and the executive team. In this capacity, he assumes a pivotal role in steering day-to-day business operations and growth strategies. He oversees teams responsible for sales, marketing, client experience, and management of Lugano’s exclusive private member club, Lugano Privé.

Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hunter College. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new culinary experiences, and advocating for Jewish and LGBTQ causes such as UJA and Rainbow Railroad. These endeavors reflect his core values of inclusivity, equality, and social justice.

Guided by his mantra, “Never stop learning and growing,” Josh embodies a steadfast commitment to excellence in his personal and professional endeavors. If given the choice, he gravitates towards coastal living, drawn to its serene beauty and tranquility, which provides the perfect counterbalance to his dynamic lifestyle.