DGSE Companies, Inc. was founded on the premise of providing the best deals to our customers through unparalleled service. Since 1965, we have expanded our operations from a single storefront in Dallas, Texas to more than ten locations across three states and proudly service thousands of customers every year.
James D. Clem was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2014. Prior to this position, Mr. Clem served as a director and Chief Operating Officer of DGSE Companies, Inc. Mr. Clem was elected to the Board because of his extensive jewelry and precious metal industry experience and other related experience, including service as our Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Before joining DGSE Companies, Inc., Mr. Clem was with the Heritage Organization, LLC, an estate planning firm, for seven years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and then Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Clem holds a B.B.A. in business from the University of Texas at Arlington.
C. Brett Burford was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer on August 31, 2012. The Board chose Mr. Burford for this position because of Mr. Burford’s extensive 22 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Burford served as Chief Financial Officer of Craftmade International, Inc., a publicly-traded producer of home décor items, where Mr. Burford helped lead negotiations of the sale of Craftmade to a strategic buyer. Prior to that, Mr. Burford worked at Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, which was subsequently spun off and is now separately-traded on the NYSE as Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Mr. Burford served in a variety of leadership positions at Dr. Pepper Snapple Group from 1997 to 2008, including as Vice President, Finance, and Vice President, Strategic Planning. Mr. Burford received a B.S. in Finance from Oklahoma State University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Masters of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.
Our customers are our highest priority. Their confidence and satisfaction is what drives our business. Our expert staff members are dedicated to making each customer’s experience truly great.