About Miles Franklin
Miles Franklin is anything but an ordinary gold and silver coin company. Our approach provides a creative strategy for diversifying one’s assets with precious metals. This strategy has been yielding positive results for clients nationwide since 1989.
Miles Franklin was founded by David and Andrew Schectman. Our vision was to offer a wide variety of bullion and numismatic products, extensive broker expertise, and fair pricing.
Unlike traditional coin dealers, Miles Franklin is both a full service company and a low overhead discount broker. We believe that fair pricing plus extensive client education and support can and should exist hand-in-hand.
President & Owner
Prior to starting Miles Franklin, Ltd. in 1989, Andrew became a Licensed Financial Planner, specializing in Swiss Franc Investments and alternative investments. At Miles Franklin Ltd., a company that has eclipsed $5 billion in sales, Andrew has developed an operation that maintains trust, collaboration, and ethical behavior, superior customer service and satisfaction to better serve their clients. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations and business functions; including strategy and planning, account management, finance, and new business.
After graduating from the U of M, David worked as a buyer and in sales before becoming a precious metals broker at a well-known firm. Promoted to Senior Broker, he trained the firm’s 60 plus brokers in economic theory and appeared regularly on national radio and at major investment seminars. In 1989 David and Andy founded Miles Franklin and partnered with BFI to quickly became their largest referrer of Swiss annuities in America. David promoted Andy to President in 2006, assigning him full responsibility of daily operations. David continues to educate buyers and provide investment strategies through blog posts and contributions to the Miles Franklin Newsletter.
Andrew (“Andy”) Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin as Marketing Director in October 2011. For more than a decade, he was a U.S.-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 through 2005. Since 2002, his investment focus has been entirely on Precious Metals – and since 2006, has written free, public missives regarding gold, silver, and macroeconomics. Prior to joining the company, he spent five years working as an Investor Relations officer or consultant to numerous junior mining companies. An archive of Andy’s articles can be found on the Miles Franklin Blog.
“Andy Schectman and the staff at Miles Franklin have become more to me than a source to buy precious metal – they are friends I can trust. I get competitive prices in transactions that are totally safe, which is not something you can take for granted in this industry. I get advice and counseling on a regular basis to help me learn strategies that will get me to my goals. This is a relationship I truly value and I’m looking forward to working with Miles Franklin for years to come.”
“Through a mutual friend, I was referred to Andy Schectman at Miles Franklin. After my first dealings with Andy and his team, I had an immediate sense of trust and friendship. When you are wiring money, there is no better feeling than knowing you are speaking to Andy on the other end of the phone. In what has been over 20 transactions, they have not missed a deadline, an order, or following through on any commitments made. I have sent my family and friends to Miles Franklin and I would encourage you to do the same as your trust will not be misplaced.”