William “Wag” Wagner

William “Wag” Wagner
Business Advisor

For over 30 years William worked in an independent jewelry store in West Virginia.  He was hired by the Edge Retail Academy in May 2010 and is currently working for both operations.

William graduated from West Virginia University in 1989 with a degree in Accounting.  He then earned his Graduate Gemologist degree in 1995 and Certified Gemologist Appraiser designation in 1998.

William has been involved in all aspects of managing a retail jewelry store but is particularly strong in inventory and financial management.  He was instrumental in the computerization of the store and guided them through three computer conversions, one of them being transition to the Edge software in 2008.  He was also very involved in a major expansion and relocation of the headquarter store as well as the opening and expansion of a 2nd store.

From Keepsake Diamonds to Add-A-Bead necklaces to “Pink Ice” to Pandora beads, William has grown and evolved with the jewelry industry and draws on those experiences when mentoring his clients.  “As a consultant, my job is to help retailers find solutions to their problems. I don’t have to guess what challenges the retailer may face implementing a solution or new policy, because I have already experienced those challenges.”

William “Wag” Wagner