Collectable, one of the hobby’s leading investment platforms, has hired former PSA CEO Joe Orlando as its new President, Sports.
Prior to joining Collectable, Orlando was the President and CEO of Collectors Universe, the parent company of PSA, and helped make PSA the industry's leading authentication and grading company.
Orlando is considered one of the leading experts and executives in sports memorabilia and will play a pivotal role in the continued growth of Collectable.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be joining the team at Collectable,” Orlando said in a release from the company. “Collectable has quickly established itself as the leading fractional platform in the sports collectibles industry. While their results speak for themselves, this is just the beginning.
“The hobby is evolving quickly, with a large number of new participants and innovations. Collectable is in a leading position to facilitate growth for the market by serving as a crucial first-entry point for many new to the hobby, while also providing additional and alternative opportunities for long-time collectors. I look forward to helping Collectable expand their service offerings, content resources, and improving the collector experience — an endeavor I have enjoyed my entire life."
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Orlando also has been a collector of sports cards and memorabilia for more than 35 years and has been intrigued by the development of fractional ownership, one of the easiest and most affordable entries into sports collectibles for both buyers and sellers.
"Joe is renowned and respected throughout the collectibles industry,” Collectable CEO Ezra Levine said. “He has taught me a lot over the years and I am confident that he is going to do the same for Collectable users and collectors and investors all over the world.
“Joe’s knowledge and experience will put Collectable in a position to marry the traditional model of collecting with our innovative approach — an important bridge to bring the industry to the next level. With Joe on board, Collectable will expand our product offerings and educational and content initiatives as we seek to deliver a top-notch experience for both buyers and sellers on our leading platform.”
Orlando has authored several collecting guides and hundreds of articles for PSA and Collectors Universe. He also has authored and contributed to numerous collectibles books. Part of his role with Collectable will be to produce foundational and educational content on the platform and help Collectable expand its capabilities.
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