Meet our leadership team.


Stefanie Taylor
President & Owner

Stefanie has served as President of Gennaro since 2010, and in her tenure has grown the company three-fold. With a keen understanding of ever-changing market dynamics, Stefanie and her team are continuously dedicated to staying informed of consumer needs to create products that sell, while fostering amazing client partnerships to ensure growth and success.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Stefanie is involved in her local community through several non-profit causes, with a focus on empowering and mentoring women to attain leadership roles.


Michael Ferri, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Mike has been the CFO of Gennaro since 2018, after having been the company’s outside CPA for the previous eighteen years. Mike brings with him nearly twenty years of experience and expertise working directly with the jewelry industry, focusing on strategic initiatives and long-term bottom line growth.

Additionally, Mike is a volunteer with the President’s Council Executive Career Mentor Program at Providence College, a program designed to offer students valuable professional development competencies and career insights, and a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs and the AICPA.


Simona Gaudio
Chief Marketing Officer, ZAXIE by Stefanie Taylor

Simona joined Gennaro in 2019 as the CMO of ZAXIE. Her background includes 20 years of strategic branding, planning and advertising for a variety of beauty, fashion and accessories brands including St. John Knits, G.H. Bass & Co., Wrangler, Shiseido, La Prairie, Clé de Peau Beauté, Boghossian, SmartWater and many more.


Ani Dedeyan
VP, Sales & Merchandising

Ani started at Gennaro in 2009 and has been the VP of Sales and Merchandising since 2017. As the head merchant, she is responsible for all aspects of our retail partner relationships from planning our client’s assortments to pricing to identifying new opportunities, strategies and tactics that will drive product sell through.