About Teletrade and Our Team
Established in 1986, Teletrade quickly became one of America's largest certified coin and currency auction houses,
utilizing cutting edge technology to implement a state-of-the-art auction platform that has been the centerpiece to our success and growth as a company.
In 1998, Teletrade was acquired by Spectrum Group Intl., now a Fortune 500 Company that shares the same dedication to continual growth,
customer service, and passion for coins that has been a Teletrade standard for the past 27 years.
Teletrade's website is a fully interactive auction website that allows customers to browse upcoming auctions, research past auction prices realized, and bid on 3500+ coins per week in
our online weekly auction.
Whether you're a collector or consignor, we encourage your participation in any one of our free standard services that only Teletrade can provide.
- Mr. Wantlist: Enter a coin or currency into your personal Mr. Wantlist and we'll let you know when it appears in a future auction!
- Free NGC/PCGS Grading: Consign your raw coins to any upcoming Teletrade Auction and for every coin that sells for over $250 or more, and Teletrade will pay the grading cost.
Teletrade currently holds one certified coin/currency auction per week, starting Monday 3:00pm ET until the following Sunday 10:00pm ET.
Teletrade is known for its customer service. From issues about
your account to technical support with our web site, we stand
ready to assist you.
If you're able to correspond using email, we would prefer that.
Please note that Teletrade personnel will generally only be
available until 5:00 p.m. PT each business day. If you have any
questions concerning that night's auction, you should get it to
us well in advance of the end of our business day.
Teletrade and our sister companies employ over over 50 people, with most based in Irvine, California.
Here is some information about the people with whom you are most likely to come in contact. Feel free to send email to any of them.
Brian Kendrella - Brian rejoined Teletrade in December 2009 as Vice President of Business Development. From 2004 to 2009, Brian worked as an investment banker at Roth Capital Partners, a full service investment bank dedicated to growth small- and micro-cap companies. While at Roth, Brian completed several mergers and acquisition assignments as well as a number of equity financings totaling over $1.6 billion of transaction value, primarily for consumer and Internet clients. Brian graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Corporate Finance and Investment Markets and is a CFA Level II candidate.|
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Cheryl Hartigan - Cheryl is an Assistant Controller on the Accounting team and also a valued member of the Customer Service team. She joins Teletrade after a series of successful career endeavors, including an administrative career at McKinsey & Company, high school history teacher, and bartender at her family's golf course in Michigan. These varied positions strengthened Cheryl's natural ability to adapt to any situation and to work well with a variety of people and personalities. A Michigan native, Cheryl attended Wayne State University and received her degree in history with an English minor. Cheryl's interests are wide-ranging; she enjoys reading, movies, music, walks on the beach, and dinner with friends. And she now has an additional interest - numismatics - fostered by her experience at Teletrade.
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Corey Maita - Corey was appointed President of Teletrade Inc. in May of 2012, after joining the company in November of 2012 as Vice President of Business Development.
Since joining Teletrade, Maita has led the company in its day-to-day activities and engineered an impressive list of highly successful events and projects. The company's special 25th Anniversary Auction in December 2011 realized over $1 million. April's Best of Spring Sale realized more than $800,000. Then in April 2012, Teletrade had its best month in sales volume since November 2010. In addition, Maita oversaw the re-launch of the company's website with a multitude of new user-friendly functions, including an auction countdown timer, and increased bidding transparency by eliminating hidden reserves.
Maita's professional career in numismatics began as a sophomore at the University of Florida when he and two partners founded Gainesville Coins Inc. in Lutz, Florida. Maita and his partners successfully transitioned Gainesville from eBay to their own e-commerce-focused company website, and eventually grew the company to accomplish $300 million in annual sales, and garner an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
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Donna Gakenheimer - Donna joined the Teletrade team in 1999, after 20 years in the banking industry. She received her accounting degree from Penn Foster. Donna lives with her family in the Hudson Valley's Catskill region of New York, and enjoys playing with her flowers and vegetable garden.
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Gar Travis - Gar Travis has been a collector of coins since the age of eight inspired by his late parents. He has worked as a numismatic research consultant for more than fourteen years and joined our team in May 2004 after moving to California from North Carolina. Gar is very hobby oriented and has received many accolades for his hobby involvement including the prestigious Krause Numismatic Ambassador award and the ANA Glenn Smedly memorial award. Gar is an active participant of the Numismatic Literary Guild and a life member of both the American Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Association.
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Irma Kane - Irma Kane brings to Teletrade the abilities of a seasoned customer service specialist with consumer courtesy unparalleled in the industry today. Irma is a veteran of the rare coin industry working for both National Coin Investments and renowned numismatist Fred Weinberg at Numismatics, Ltd. More recently, Irma was the director of operations for the former Treasures of Mandalay Bay Money Museum in Las Vegas.
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Karen Bridges - Karen Bridges started with Teletrade as a photographer in 2003. Currently she is the Director of Photography for Spectrum Group International. Karen has a BS from California State University Long Beach. She majored in engineering with an emphasis in technology, quality control, office management and production control. A fine art photographer for over 20 years, Karen continues her studies of fine arts, graphics, and photography at her local college. When not gardening or pursuing the perfect image, Karen can be found in Huntington Beach with her husband and pets.
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Mark Bernard - Mark is part of Teletrade's web technical team, continuing to develop our web site and provide outstanding customer technical service since 1998.
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Wayne Berkley - Wayne joined the Teletrade team in July of 2012. He started his career as an Commercial Leasing Executive with Burbank, CA based CapNet Financial. He later moved back to his hometown of Tampa, FL, where he became a Manager, and Investment Banker with Wells Fargo Bank. There he received all perfect Gallup poll survey scores for customer service in 2010-2011. Wayne graduated from The Florida State University with a B.S. in Applied Economics, and minored in Business Administration.
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