There’s a new title on the door of PSA executive Steve Sloan. After serving as the company’s vice president over the past year, he’s been named the president of PSA and PSA/DNA.
Sloan assumes responsibilities from Joe Orlando, who has served as PSA President since 2002 and as CEO of Collectors Universe since October of 2017. Orlando will continue in his CEO role, but will still have a hands-on role with with the trading card and memorabilia authentication company.
“While I will still be involved in PSA each day, my responsibilities have increased so it was time to pass the baton to someone who can focus on the day-to-day business, the next president of PSA – Steve Sloan,” said Orlando. “Since taking on the role of Collectors Universe CEO, I have been working with Steve on the transition. Steve will be responsible for the performance of PSA moving forward and there is no doubt in my mind that he is the right person for the job.
“My contributions to PSA will continue, but it’s important that I further immerse myself in the other segments of the business, namely our coin division [PCGS] at Collectors Universe. Collectors Universe is built on premium brands and we want to leverage that in better ways as we move forward, for our customers and shareholders alike. The services and collectibles information we provide have become staples of the hobby for more than three decades. We simply want to build upon the outstanding foundation Collectors Universe already has.”
Sloan originally landed at PSA as Director of Marketing in 2012 following a six-year tenure with The Upper Deck Company where he spearheaded product development efforts for Upper Deck Authenticated. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Business from Cal State San Marcos. He will now have an expanded role and newfound responsibilities at PSA.
“I am honored to receive this appointment and excited to accept the responsibilities that come with it,” said Sloan. “I’ve devoted my entire career to the collectibles industry and the fact that I’ve worked in different capacities within the hobby for the past 13 years has prepared me to take this next step with PSA.
“Joe Orlando has been an excellent mentor over my time at Collectors Universe. His leadership has built one of the flagship brands in collecting and I intend to continue to lead PSA on the path that Joe has paved.”