Dick Abbott

Dick Abbott
Co-founder of The Edge

Dick started an optical store, now owned by his eldest son, a jewelry store which he still owns, and a successful 19-year consulting career providing system design and programming services to many Fortune 500 Corporations in the greater NYC area.

Dick started an optical store, now owned by his eldest son, a jewelry store which he still owns, and a successful 19-year consulting career providing system design and programming services to many Fortune 500 Corporations in the greater NYC area.

In 1988 he wrote a program to help him improve the performance of his jewelry store. The results were profound. The program designed to better manage the store’s inventory evolved into a complete jewelry store system and eventually led to the formation of Integrated Business Systems, Inc. and a product called the “Jeweler” of which over 1000 copies were sold.

In 2002 Dick and Joe Shapiro formed Abbott & Shapiro, Inc. and created The Edge®. Dick’s hands-on experience in retail jewelry store management and analytical thought process helped shape the exceptional inventory management process that separates The Edge from other systems. Dick gets great satisfaction through the success of his clients.

dick@abbottshapiro.com