Client Relations Director, East Region
T: +1 203.554.8226
As Client Relations Director, Monique brings over 30 years of experience in luxury and financial services to Lugano Diamonds. She began her career at Sotheby’s auction house, where she developed a passion for gems and jewelry and progressed through various positions, ultimately becoming the Director of Regional Operations and Vice President in the International Jewelry and Client Development divisions.
Monique successfully transitioned her career in the art world to financial services. She joined the Private Banking and Investment Group of Merrill Lynch as a Private Wealth Advisor followed by several years at Morgan Stanley where she assisted families, foundations, and individuals in achieving their unique financial and charitable goals. She eventually returned to the luxury sector as Private Client Relations Director at Louis Vuitton. She was also Executive Director of Private Clients for Louis XIII Cognac at Rémy Cointreau and served as the North America High Jewelry Sales Director at De Beers.
Monique graduated from Smith College with a degree in Government and French Studies and spent a transformative junior year abroad at the Université de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.
Outside of work, Monique loves to immerse herself in the world of art, frequently visiting museums, auction houses, artist studios, and international art fairs. She is passionate about several causes, including Human Rights, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, and supporting the arts and public parks and gardens like the Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, NY.
Monique’s motto is “Never stop learning,” as she believes that continuous growth and learning are essential for her personal and professional development.
When asked where she would live if she could live anywhere in the world, Monique says she is living her dream in New York City. Its vibrant culture and diverse opportunities make it the perfect place for her to shine!