Buzz Kaplan is the senior partner of Kaplan & Co., a business development consulting firm that he founded in 1989. The firm's areas of specialization include management and private collector/institutional consulting on antiques, precious metals, other tangible assets and business development. For the past 16 years (up until January of 2018), Buzz was retained as the Executive Director of C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom in San Francisco, the largest U.S. wholesaler of high-end 17th, 18th, and 19th century European antiques and custom furniture. Prior to that he served for 10 years as Executive Vice President of Grey Advertising/Fattal & Collins. He joined Grey Advertising after working 9 years as Senior Vice President of A-Mark Financial, a major world wholesaler of precious metal bullion and the largest privately owned firm (in gross sales) in California. He later relocated to in 2000 to San Francisco where he was named Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and then later as Chief Operating Officer of ReplayTV, a digital video recording start-up of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Buzz was also Contributing Antiques Editor to DECORATI magazine from 2009-2011.
Buzz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA where he earned both Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees.