The Paddle8 team has deep experience in art, design, and technology.

  • Margaret Olson

    Auction Manager


    Maggie comes to Paddle8 with years of experience working with auction houses, artist foundations and museums. She received her MA from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.

    Maggie collects vinyl records and select New Yorker issues (with particularly interesting cover art).

  • Elizabeth Milnes

    Special Projects Logistic Manager

  • Meghan Griffith

    Shipping & Logistics Manager

  • Becca Gotch

    Archiv8 Sales Manager

  • Louisa Strahl

    Manager, Business Development, Europe


    Louisa comes to Paddle8 with a passion for contemporary art, architecture and design and prior experience at a leading global private bank and art advisory. She holds an MBA from the University IFM in Geneva and an MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby's Institute of Art.

    Louisa collects swatch watches, art books and artwork by emerging artists.

  • Thomas Galbraith

    Managing Director, Auctions

  • Sarah Bencic

    Manager, Benefit Auctions


    Sarah comes to Paddle8 after working in development and event production with various non-profits. She holds a degree in art history.

    Sarah collects vintage film cameras and retro sunglasses.

  • Alejandro Largo

    Director of Design

    A keen enthusiast of art and culture, he has worked in the publishing, corporate, culture, art and non-profit sectors. He holds a Masters degree in Branding from The School of Visual Arts that brings an analytical and strategic approach to his design.

    Alejandro collects typographic posters and relics from different cultures.

  • Kim Dumo

    Designer

  • Stephen Francis

    Production Designer

  • Rebecca Bates

    Associate Editor

  • Rebecca Riegelhaupt

    Press Manager

  • Dave Harper

    Artist & Institutional Relations


    With a decade of experience in curatorial practice and arts management, most recently at BAM, Dave joins Paddle8 with broad creative and fundraising expertise.

    Dave collects contemporary art, particularly small works on paper and photography.

  • Vivian Brodie

    Head of Emerging Contemporary


    Vivian comes to Paddle8 with a serious art addiction. Vivian is the co-founder of Y&S, a New York based non-profit that supports emerging artists, and held positions at Fab, David Tunick Inc. and Christie's prior to joining Paddle8.

  • Aino-Leena Grapin

    Managing Director, Europe & Middle East


    Aino comes to Paddle8 after diverse strategy and turnaround roles at Bain & Company and Christie's, where she was International Business Director. She holds degrees from ESSEC and INSEAD and is a French Foreign Trade Advisor in the UK.

    Aino collects vintage jewellery.

  • Lauren Maley

    Junior Specialist


    Lauren comes to Paddle8 with diverse experience in contemporary art sales and curation in New York and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt and holds a masters from Sotheby's Institute of Art.

  • Aditya Julka

    Co-Founder and CEO


    A Harvard Business School Baker Scholar, McKinsey veteran and serial entrepreneur, Aditya has in his previous projects successfully merged his background in biotechnology, biochemical engineering and business.

    Aditya collects KAWS toys, urban artists including Banksy, contemporary Indian artists, and face masks from different regions of the world.

  • Thomas Stimpson

    Director of Digital Marketing

  • Emily Upton

    Associate Director, Benefit Auctions


    Emily recently completed studies in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art. She previously worked on fundraising events at the BC Cancer Foundation after studying History and Art History at University of Victoria.

  • Liza Kiraz

    Coordinator, Benefit Auctions West Coast


    Liza joins Paddle8 with a background in the visual and performing arts in the area of fundraising, education, and public programming. She has a BA in Art History from UCLA and an MA in Cultural & Creative Industries from King's College London.

    Liza likes to collect emerging artist prints and Taschen books.

  • Valeria Aresti

    Auction Administrator

  • Carla Ramos

    AR Clerk, Accounting

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  • Bethany Merryman

    HR Coordinator

  • Elizabeth Landis

    Shipping & Logistics Manager


    Elizabeth became interested in the art market while studying Art History and Economics at the University of Vermont. She has since worked at a range of art institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby's, Gander & White as well as for galleries and for artists.

    Elizabeth collects passport stamps, wine corks and jewelry.

  • Courtney Ercolino

    Director of Shipping & Logistics


    Courtney joins Paddle8 from Christie's Auction House with 5 years of experience in auction operations and eCommerce fulfillment & logistics.

    Courtney collects family recipes and pet portraits.

  • Kate Duggan

    Manager, Benefit Auctions West Coast


    Kate brings experience in art fair production, art advisory, and collection management. She has an art history degree and received her MA from Sotheby's Institute.

    Kate collects artwork by emerging contemporary artists and small elephant statues.

  • Esther Kendall

    Client Service Coordinator

  • Christina Johnston

    Shipping Expeditor

  • Edita Zulic

    Manager, Benefit Auctions Europe & Middle East


    Edita comes with over a decade of experience in communications and special events at the United Nations and has collaborated with artists on various projects. She holds an MA in history of Venetian art at the University of Warwick.

    Edita collects foreign languages, coin jewelry, and drawings of cities.

  • Anastasia Standa

    Head of House

    Anastasia, or Tess, comes to Paddle8 from a Midwest auction house. Her specialties lie in Modern art and her work at the Art Institute of Chicago instilled in her a passion for Impressionism. She received her MA from the University of Chicago and her BA from Brown.

    Tess collects vintage glass perfume bottles, all shapes and sizes.

  • George Brassey

    Developer

  • Luke Murphy

    CTO


    Luke comes from a combined art and big media background having been the VP of Technology at Viacom Media Networks for 10 years and being a practicing digital artist. Luke brings deep experience in both art and digital operations to Paddle8.

  • Rajesh Singh

    Business Analyst

  • Melissa Okan

    Junior Cataloguer

  • Caitlin O. Tormey

    Executive Director, Operations


    Caitlin joins Paddle8 from a Head of Ecommerce Operations position at Christie's. She earned her BA and ran track at Princeton University, then went on to place 23rd in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials.

    Caitlin collects mileage, stress fractures, significant objects, and anything you've got in black.

  • Matthew Knight

    Specialist


    Matthew holds a B.A. in Art History from Kingston University-London and U.M.K.C. and a M.A. from Christie's Education. He joins Paddle8 after 5 years experience as a Fine Art Expert for AXA Art Insurance.

    Matthew collects ephemera, works by artists that he knows personally and works from local artists from areas where he travels.

  • Izabel Nielsen

    Social & Editorial Coordinator

  • Nicola Allan

    Junior Specialist, Europe & Middle East


    Nicola comes to Paddle8 from a London auction house where she specialised in Modern & Contemporary Prints. She holds an MA in Fine Art and Printmaking from Edinburgh University.

    Nicola collects 20th century wood engravings and works from emerging artists.

  • Osman Khan

    Founding Partner and COO


    Osman has a diverse academic background, including an MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously, he was an investment banker in New York focused on M&A and private capital raising.

    Osman collects vintage cookbooks and cookware.

  • Alexandra Lambert

    Manager, Client Development

  • Ashley Leutner

    Associate Director, Benefit Auctions


    Ashley comes to Paddle8 with years of experience working at non-profits, museums, and in other creative industries. She has her BA from the University of Western Ontario and her MA from the University of the Arts.

    Ashley collects rare books.

  • Caitlin Graham

    Pop Culture & Vintage Film Posters, Europe & Middle East


    Caitlin comes to Paddle8 from Christie's, London, where she specialized in Pop Culture and Vintage Film Posters. She holds a BA from the University of Leeds.

    Caitlin collects rock and film posters and vintage clothing.

  • Julia Papale

    Auction Administrator

  • Kevin Altamirano

    Director of Events & Technical Operations

  • Clare Borthwick

    Specialist: Fashion & Accessories, Europe & Middle East


    Clare joins Paddle8 from Christies, London where she worked in the Fashion & Textiles department for over eight years, most recently as Specialist, Head of Sale for Handbags and Luxury Accessories in Europe and the Middle East. She holds a BA in Printed Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts.

    Clare collects wooden printing blocks and textiles from around the world.

  • Humphrey Teakle

    Valuations Assistant

  • Thatcher

    Performance Artist

  • Jessica Van Den Brand

    Benelux Region Representative


    Jessica joins Paddle8 from Amsterdam. She has diverse experience in the Benelux field of contemporary art, working with emerging artists, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau and the DNB (The Dutch Bank) art committee. Jessica holds a M.A. in Art History from the University of Amsterdam and is author of the book Tino Sehgal - Art as immaterial commodity (2015).

  • Samantha Krupnick

    Business Development Director, Benefit Auctions

  • Georgia McElveen

    Designer


    Georgia graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a degree in Design and Technology. She began her career as a gallerist, focusing on contemporary art while co-curating shows.

    Georgia collects Homies.

  • Steve Vera

    Manager, Event Ops

  • Jenine Grant

    AR Manager, Accounting

  • Ellis Kelleher

    Specialist

  • Kate Brambilla

    Senior Director, Business Development


    Kate has more than a decade of experience in bringing collections to auction and focuses on business development, category expansion and sale strategy.

    Kate collects mementos from each of the sales she works on.

  • Shawn Lisle

    Designer

  • Susan Cernek

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Mariel White

    Sales Manager, Business Development

  • Tim Thorpe

    Developer


    With a degree in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo, Tim brings a wealth of experience and expertise in web application development to Paddle8. He has been the lead developer at startups around the New York City area.

    Tim collects screen printed art, and coffee paraphernalia.

  • Abby Caulkins

    Communications Coordinator

  • Sylwia Fryzel

    AR Clerk, Accounting

  • Lucia Park

    Income Auditor, Accounting

  • Flora de Tourney

    Head Cataloguer

  • David Trujillo

    Junior Specialist, West Coast

  • Charlie Fogarty

    Junior Business Analyst

    Charlie graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Economics and a passion for contemporary art, technology, and design.

    Charlie collects vintage records, drumsticks, and art books.

  • Steve Perez

    IT Support Tech Ops

  • William Hughes

    Business Analyst

  • Jason Stein

    Senior Specialist, Design


    Jason comes to Paddle8 having spent the last 20 years in the Decorative Art and Design departments at Bonhams, Christie's and Butterfield & Butterfield. His specialties include custom works created by legends in the world of Design.

  • Mariél Frechette

    Auction Administrator, West Coast


    Mariél joins Paddle8 with experience in arts marketing, sales and administration. She holds an MA from Sotheby's Institute of Art and the Drucker School of Management, and a BA from Scripps College.

  • Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

    Specialist, Europe & Middle East


    Jacqueline comes to Paddle8 from a London auction house where she was an Auctioneer and Fine Art specialist. She holds a BA from the University of Leeds and an MA from Sotheby’s Institute.

    Jacqueline collects Modern prints, Anglo Indian antiques, soda syphons and 19th century drawings.

  • Joe Blanks

    AP Manager, Accounting

  • Sarah Goulet

    Head of Communications


    Sarah comes to Paddle8 with deep experience in art communications, most recently at Pace Gallery, where she handled press worldwide, and, prior to that, at Resnicow Schroeder, consulting with art museums. She graduated from Brown.

    Sarah collects Sarah Kurz, back issues of Vogue, and Chloé flats.

  • Lane Brenner

    Coordinator, Benefit Auctions

  • María García-Lubén Ibán

    Junior Specialist

  • Julian Saenz

    Front End Developer

  • Michael McClellan

    Senior Project Manager, Tech

  • Alix de Torquat

    Marketing Director, Europe & Middle East


    Alix comes to Paddle8 with a decade of experience in the luxury and arts industry, having worked most recently at Sotheby's as Business Director in Marketing. She holds an MBA from ESSEC and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

    Alix collects vintage hats and artists' monographs.

  • Michael Wooten

    Marketing Project Coordinator

  • Patrick Rich

    Shipping & Logistics Manager

  • Simone Shields

    Junior Cataloguer

  • Holly Greenfield

    Senior Director, Benefit Auctions


    Holly comes to Paddle8 with extensive experience working with museums and non-profits on fundraising and event production. She was previously VP at Livet Reichard Company and received a Masters from Columbia University.

    Holly collects spices.

  • Adam Dinwiddie

    Head of Product and Design


    Adam likes art and the internet. He has worked for companies like Nestio, Collectrium, and Wall Street on Demand. Adam studied computer science and linguistics at Columbia University.

    Adam collects sweaters and old jazz records.

  • Alexander Gilkes

    Co-Founder and President


    First bitten by the art bug at Eton College, his interest evolved at LVMH, where, as one of the youngest members of an executive team, he helped revamp the Krug brand and business, before joining Phillips as marketing director and auctioneer. Today he continues his duties on the auction circuit.

    Alexander collects decanters, maps, busts, and contemporary artist toys.

  • Joe Bernardi

    Developer

  • Shea Goli

    Specialist


    Shea joins Paddle8 after experience working with both emerging artists and artists Estates. She has held positions with the Suzanne Geiss Company and Phillips and holds a BA from NYU and a MA from Parsons.

  • Michael Maloney

    Business Analyst

  • Matthew Crenshaw

    Developer


    Matthew collects vinyl, pre-euro currency, and small elephant statues.

  • Alex Miciotta

    Shipping & Logistics Manager


    Alex joins from Dietl having previously held positions at Christie's. She has an MA from Christie's Education and a BA in Art History.

    Alex collects old books, wine, and photographs.

  • Melissa Caspary

    Marketing Coordinator

  • Courtney Chapel

    Manager, Auction Valuations


    Courtney received her Masters in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art and her B.A. in Art History from Dartmouth. Previously, she held positions at the MFA Boston, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, and more.

    Courtney collects cheap street drawings/paintings from anywhere she travels.

  • Anne Prentnieks

    Associate Director, Partnership & Community

  • Sibylle Rochat

    Senior Director, Private Sales, Europe & Middle East


    After starting at Christie's, Sibylle worked for Marc Blondeau, co-founded SAKS Gallery in Geneva and later focused on secondary market dealing. She holds an MA from Christie's Education NY.

    Sibylle is an avid collector: she would sell her dog Dakota for a good work by a Picture Generation artist.

  • Allison Kang

    Junior Specialist

  • Noel Shipp

    Receptionist & Executive Assistant to Founding Team

  • Jenny Shepherd

    Auction Coordinator


    Jenny comes to Paddle8 from Science Ltd./Damien Hirst Studio, where she worked in research, exhibitions and production. She holds a BA in Fine Art and Music, and has classical training in painting, drawing, and singing.

    Jenny collects British Vogues and artwork by emerging artists.

  • Kevin Riggen

    Developer


    Kevin collects flying robots.

  • Taylor Siegel

    Auction Administrator

  • Ramsay Stirling II

    Head of Engineering


    Ramsay is steadfastly focused on all intersections of art and technology, both as a developer and an artist. Previously, he was the Media and Technology Manager at The Kitchen and studied Design & Technology at Parsons The New School For Design.

    Ramsay collects lenticular prints and synthesizers.

  • Nathania Nisonson

    Senior Specialist

  • Nicolas Gitton

    Senior Director, Business Development, Europe


    After several museum experiences, Nicolas spent 4 years working on museum development projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East with former Guggenheim Director Thomas Krens. Nicolas holds a business degree from Paris HEC Business School and an art history degree.

    Nicolas collects post-war prints, comic books, and old Bordeaux.

  • Zilyia Clarke

    AP Clerk, Accounting

  • Callie Creighton

    Senior Director, Trusts & Estates

Founding Team

  • Aditya Julka

    Aditya Julka

    Co-Founder and CEO


    A Harvard Business School Baker Scholar, McKinsey veteran and serial entrepreneur, Aditya has in his previous projects successfully merged his background in biotechnology, biochemical engineering and business.

    Aditya collects KAWS toys, urban artists including Banksy, contemporary Indian artists, and face masks from different regions of the world.

  • Alexander Gilkes

    Alexander Gilkes

    Co-Founder and President


    First bitten by the art bug at Eton College, his interest evolved at LVMH, where, as one of the youngest members of an executive team, he helped revamp the Krug brand and business, before joining Phillips as marketing director and auctioneer. Today he continues his duties on the auction circuit.

    Alexander collects decanters, maps, busts, and contemporary artist toys.

  • Osman Khan

    Osman Khan

    Founding Partner and COO


    Osman has a diverse academic background, including an MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously, he was an investment banker in New York focused on M&A and private capital raising.

    Osman collects vintage cookbooks and cookware.

  • Hikari Yokoyama

    Hikari Yokoyama

    Curator


    Hikari cut her teeth working at the multi-faceted Deitch Projects while she finished her degree in Fine Arts and Art History at Columbia University. She then went on to acquire and commission artworks on behalf of private collectors and worked in various capacities including as Roving Director of Gresham's Ghost, co-founder of Art Observed.com and producing a collaboration between artist and pop star. She now lives in London working as a brand communications consultant.

    Hikari collects artwork by artists of her own generation, vinyl, and rare books.

Auctions

  • Nicola Allan

    Nicola Allan

    Junior Specialist, Europe & Middle East


    Nicola comes to Paddle8 from a London auction house where she specialised in Modern & Contemporary Prints. She holds an MA in Fine Art and Printmaking from Edinburgh University.

    Nicola collects 20th century wood engravings and works from emerging artists.

  • Valeria Aresti

    Valeria Aresti

    Auction Administrator


  • Clare Borthwick

    Clare Borthwick

    Specialist: Fashion & Accessories, Europe & Middle East


    Clare joins Paddle8 from Christies, London where she worked in the Fashion & Textiles department for over eight years, most recently as Specialist, Head of Sale for Handbags and Luxury Accessories in Europe and the Middle East. She holds a BA in Printed Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts.

    Clare collects wooden printing blocks and textiles from around the world.

  • Vivian Brodie

    Vivian Brodie

    Head of Emerging Contemporary


    Vivian comes to Paddle8 with a serious art addiction. Vivian is the co-founder of Y&S, a New York based non-profit that supports emerging artists, and held positions at Fab, David Tunick Inc. and Christie's prior to joining Paddle8.

  • Courtney Chapel

    Courtney Chapel

    Manager, Auction Valuations


    Courtney received her Masters in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art and her B.A. in Art History from Dartmouth. Previously, she held positions at the MFA Boston, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, and more.

    Courtney collects cheap street drawings/paintings from anywhere she travels.

  • Flora de Tourney

    Flora de Tourney

    Head Cataloguer


  • Mariél Frechette

    Mariél Frechette

    Auction Administrator, West Coast


    Mariél joins Paddle8 with experience in arts marketing, sales and administration. She holds an MA from Sotheby's Institute of Art and the Drucker School of Management, and a BA from Scripps College.

  • Thomas Galbraith

    Thomas Galbraith

    Managing Director, Auctions


  • María García-Lubén Ibán

    María García-Lubén Ibán

    Junior Specialist


  • Shea Goli

    Shea Goli

    Specialist


    Shea joins Paddle8 after experience working with both emerging artists and artists Estates. She has held positions with the Suzanne Geiss Company and Phillips and holds a BA from NYU and a MA from Parsons.

  • Caitlin Graham

    Caitlin Graham

    Pop Culture & Vintage Film Posters, Europe & Middle East


    Caitlin comes to Paddle8 from Christie's, London, where she specialized in Pop Culture and Vintage Film Posters. She holds a BA from the University of Leeds.

    Caitlin collects rock and film posters and vintage clothing.

  • Aino-Leena Grapin

    Aino-Leena Grapin

    Managing Director, Europe & Middle East


    Aino comes to Paddle8 after diverse strategy and turnaround roles at Bain & Company and Christie's, where she was International Business Director. She holds degrees from ESSEC and INSEAD and is a French Foreign Trade Advisor in the UK.

    Aino collects vintage jewellery.

  • Allison Kang

    Allison Kang

    Junior Specialist


  • Ellis Kelleher

    Ellis Kelleher

    Specialist


  • Matthew Knight

    Matthew Knight

    Specialist


    Matthew holds a B.A. in Art History from Kingston University-London and U.M.K.C. and a M.A. from Christie's Education. He joins Paddle8 after 5 years experience as a Fine Art Expert for AXA Art Insurance.

    Matthew collects ephemera, works by artists that he knows personally and works from local artists from areas where he travels.

  • Petra Kwan

    Petra Kwan

    Specialist, Europe & Middle East


    Petra joins Paddle8 with prints expertise, having worked at Sotheby's as a Specialist and the British Museum’s Prints and Drawings Department. She studied at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

    Petra collects handwritten letters, cookbooks, fine wine and prints by contemporary artists.

  • Alexandra Lambert

    Alexandra Lambert

    Manager, Client Development


  • Lauren Maley

    Lauren Maley

    Junior Specialist


    Lauren comes to Paddle8 with diverse experience in contemporary art sales and curation in New York and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt and holds a masters from Sotheby's Institute of Art.

  • Nathania Nisonson

    Nathania Nisonson

    Senior Specialist


  • Melissa Okan

    Melissa Okan

    Junior Cataloguer


  • Margaret Olson

    Margaret Olson

    Auction Manager


    Maggie comes to Paddle8 with years of experience working with auction houses, artist foundations and museums. She received her MA from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.

    Maggie collects vinyl records and select New Yorker issues (with particularly interesting cover art).

  • Julia Papale

    Julia Papale

    Auction Administrator


  • Sibylle Rochat

    Sibylle Rochat

    Senior Director, Private Sales, Europe & Middle East


    After starting at Christie's, Sibylle worked for Marc Blondeau, co-founded SAKS Gallery in Geneva and later focused on secondary market dealing. She holds an MA from Christie's Education NY.

    Sibylle is an avid collector: she would sell her dog Dakota for a good work by a Picture Generation artist.

  • Jenny Shepherd

    Jenny Shepherd

    Auction Coordinator


    Jenny comes to Paddle8 from Science Ltd./Damien Hirst Studio, where she worked in research, exhibitions and production. She holds a BA in Fine Art and Music, and has classical training in painting, drawing, and singing.

    Jenny collects British Vogues and artwork by emerging artists.

  • Simone Shields

    Simone Shields

    Junior Cataloguer


  • Taylor Siegel

    Taylor Siegel

    Auction Administrator


  • Anastasia Standa

    Anastasia Standa

    Head of House


    Anastasia, or Tess, comes to Paddle8 from a Midwest auction house. Her specialties lie in Modern art and her work at the Art Institute of Chicago instilled in her a passion for Impressionism. She received her MA from the University of Chicago and her BA from Brown.

    Tess collects vintage glass perfume bottles, all shapes and sizes.

  • Jason Stein

    Jason Stein

    Senior Specialist, Design


    Jason comes to Paddle8 having spent the last 20 years in the Decorative Art and Design departments at Bonhams, Christie's and Butterfield & Butterfield. His specialties include custom works created by legends in the world of Design.

  • Humphrey Teakle

    Humphrey Teakle

    Valuations Assistant


  • David Trujillo

    David Trujillo

    Junior Specialist, West Coast


  • Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

    Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

    Specialist, Europe & Middle East


    Jacqueline comes to Paddle8 from a London auction house where she was an Auctioneer and Fine Art specialist. She holds a BA from the University of Leeds and an MA from Sotheby’s Institute.

    Jacqueline collects Modern prints, Anglo Indian antiques, soda syphons and 19th century drawings.

Valuations, Trust & Estates

  • Callie Creighton

    Callie Creighton

    Senior Director, Trusts & Estates


Communications

  • Abby Caulkins

    Abby Caulkins

    Communications Coordinator


  • Sarah Goulet

    Sarah Goulet

    Head of Communications


    Sarah comes to Paddle8 with deep experience in art communications, most recently at Pace Gallery, where she handled press worldwide, and, prior to that, at Resnicow Schroeder, consulting with art museums. She graduated from Brown.

    Sarah collects Sarah Kurz, back issues of Vogue, and Chloé flats.

  • Rebecca Riegelhaupt

    Rebecca Riegelhaupt

    Press Manager


Archiv8

  • Becca Gotch

    Becca Gotch

    Archiv8 Sales Manager


Technology

  • Joe Bernardi

    Joe Bernardi

    Developer


  • Becca Gotch

    Becca Gotch

    CRM Administrator


  • George Brassey

    George Brassey

    Developer


  • Matthew Crenshaw

    Matthew Crenshaw

    Developer


    Matthew collects vinyl, pre-euro currency, and small elephant statues.

  • Adam Dinwiddie

    Adam Dinwiddie

    Head of Product and Design


    Adam likes art and the internet. He has worked for companies like Nestio, Collectrium, and Wall Street on Demand. Adam studied computer science and linguistics at Columbia University.

    Adam collects sweaters and old jazz records.

  • Michael McClellan

    Michael McClellan

    Senior Project Manager, Tech


  • Luke Murphy

    Luke Murphy

    CTO


    Luke comes from a combined art and big media background having been the VP of Technology at Viacom Media Networks for 10 years and being a practicing digital artist. Luke brings deep experience in both art and digital operations to Paddle8.

  • Kevin Riggen

    Kevin Riggen

    Developer


    Kevin collects flying robots.

  • Julian Saenz

    Julian Saenz

    Front End Developer


  • Ramsay Stirling II

    Ramsay Stirling II

    Head of Engineering


    Ramsay is steadfastly focused on all intersections of art and technology, both as a developer and an artist. Previously, he was the Media and Technology Manager at The Kitchen and studied Design & Technology at Parsons The New School For Design.

    Ramsay collects lenticular prints and synthesizers.

  • Tim Thorpe

    Tim Thorpe

    Developer


    With a degree in Computer Science from the University at Buffalo, Tim brings a wealth of experience and expertise in web application development to Paddle8. He has been the lead developer at startups around the New York City area.

    Tim collects screen printed art, and coffee paraphernalia.

  • Steve Vera

    Steve Vera

    Manager, Event Ops


Design

  • Kim Dumo

    Kim Dumo

    Designer


  • Stephen Francis

    Stephen Francis

    Production Designer


  • Alejandro Largo

    Alejandro Largo

    Director of Design


    A keen enthusiast of art and culture, he has worked in the publishing, corporate, culture, art and non-profit sectors. He holds a Masters degree in Branding from The School of Visual Arts that brings an analytical and strategic approach to his design.

    Alejandro collects typographic posters and relics from different cultures.

  • Shawn Lisle

    Shawn Lisle

    Designer


  • Georgia McElveen

    Georgia McElveen

    Designer


    Georgia graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a degree in Design and Technology. She began her career as a gallerist, focusing on contemporary art while co-curating shows.

    Georgia collects Homies.

Benefit Auctions

  • Sarah Bencic

    Sarah Bencic

    Manager, Benefit Auctions


    Sarah comes to Paddle8 after working in development and event production with various non-profits. She holds a degree in art history.

    Sarah collects vintage film cameras and retro sunglasses.

  • Lane Brenner

    Lane Brenner

    Coordinator, Benefit Auctions


  • Kate Duggan

    Kate Duggan

    Manager, Benefit Auctions West Coast


    Kate brings experience in art fair production, art advisory, and collection management. She has an art history degree and received her MA from Sotheby's Institute.

    Kate collects artwork by emerging contemporary artists and small elephant statues.

  • Holly Greenfield

    Holly Greenfield

    Senior Director, Benefit Auctions


    Holly comes to Paddle8 with extensive experience working with museums and non-profits on fundraising and event production. She was previously VP at Livet Reichard Company and received a Masters from Columbia University.

    Holly collects spices.

  • Dave Harper

    Dave Harper

    Artist & Institutional Relations


    With a decade of experience in curatorial practice and arts management, most recently at BAM, Dave joins Paddle8 with broad creative and fundraising expertise.

    Dave collects contemporary art, particularly small works on paper and photography.

  • Liza Kiraz

    Liza Kiraz

    Coordinator, Benefit Auctions West Coast


    Liza joins Paddle8 with a background in the visual and performing arts in the area of fundraising, education, and public programming. She has a BA in Art History from UCLA and an MA in Cultural & Creative Industries from King's College London.

    Liza likes to collect emerging artist prints and Taschen books.

  • Samantha Krupnick

    Samantha Krupnick

    Business Development Director, Benefit Auctions


  • Ashley Leutner

    Ashley Leutner

    Associate Director, Benefit Auctions


    Ashley comes to Paddle8 with years of experience working at non-profits, museums, and in other creative industries. She has her BA from the University of Western Ontario and her MA from the University of the Arts.

    Ashley collects rare books.

  • Emily Upton

    Emily Upton

    Associate Director, Benefit Auctions


    Emily recently completed studies in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art. She previously worked on fundraising events at the BC Cancer Foundation after studying History and Art History at University of Victoria.

  • Jessica Van Den Brand

    Jessica Van Den Brand

    Benelux Region Representative


    Jessica joins Paddle8 from Amsterdam. She has diverse experience in the Benelux field of contemporary art, working with emerging artists, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau and the DNB (The Dutch Bank) art committee. Jessica holds a M.A. in Art History from the University of Amsterdam and is author of the book Tino Sehgal - Art as immaterial commodity (2015).

  • Edita Zulic

    Edita Zulic

    Manager, Benefit Auctions Europe & Middle East


    Edita comes with over a decade of experience in communications and special events at the United Nations and has collaborated with artists on various projects. She holds an MA in history of Venetian art at the University of Warwick.

    Edita collects foreign languages, coin jewelry, and drawings of cities.

Marketing

  • Rebecca Bates

    Rebecca Bates

    Associate Editor


  • Melissa Caspary

    Melissa Caspary

    Marketing Coordinator


  • Susan Cernek

    Susan Cernek

    Chief Marketing Officer


  • Izabel Nielsen

    Izabel Nielsen

    Social & Editorial Coordinator


  • Anne Prentnieks

    Anne Prentnieks

    Associate Director, Partnership & Community


  • Thomas Stimpson

    Thomas Stimpson

    Director of Digital Marketing


  • Alix de Torquat

    Alix de Torquat

    Marketing Director, Europe & Middle East


    Alix comes to Paddle8 with a decade of experience in the luxury and arts industry, having worked most recently at Sotheby's as Business Director in Marketing. She holds an MBA from ESSEC and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

    Alix collects vintage hats and artists' monographs.

  • Michael Wooten

    Michael Wooten

    Marketing Project Coordinator


Operations

  • Kevin Altamirano

    Kevin Altamirano

    Director of Events & Technical Operations


  • Joe Blanks

    Joe Blanks

    AP Manager, Accounting


  • Zilyia Clarke

    Zilyia Clarke

    AP Clerk, Accounting


  • Courtney Ercolino

    Courtney Ercolino

    Director of Shipping & Logistics


    Courtney joins Paddle8 from Christie's Auction House with 5 years of experience in auction operations and eCommerce fulfillment & logistics.

    Courtney collects family recipes and pet portraits.

  • Charlie Fogarty

    Charlie Fogarty

    Junior Business Analyst


    Charlie graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Economics and a passion for contemporary art, technology, and design.

    Charlie collects vintage records, drumsticks, and art books.

  • Sylwia Fryzel

    Sylwia Fryzel

    AR Clerk, Accounting


  • Jenine Grant

    Jenine Grant

    AR Manager, Accounting


  • Meghan Griffith

    Meghan Griffith

    Shipping & Logistics Manager


  • William Hughes

    William Hughes

    Business Analyst


  • Christina Johnston

    Christina Johnston

    Shipping Expeditor


  • Esther Kendall

    Esther Kendall

    Client Service Coordinator


  • Elizabeth Landis

    Elizabeth Landis

    Shipping & Logistics Manager


    Elizabeth became interested in the art market while studying Art History and Economics at the University of Vermont. She has since worked at a range of art institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby's, Gander & White as well as for galleries and for artists.

    Elizabeth collects passport stamps, wine corks and jewelry.

  • Michael Maloney

    Michael Maloney

    Business Analyst


  • Bethany Merryman

    Bethany Merryman

    HR Coordinator


  • Alex Miciotta

    Alex Miciotta

    Shipping & Logistics Manager


    Alex joins from Dietl having previously held positions at Christie's. She has an MA from Christie's Education and a BA in Art History.

    Alex collects old books, wine, and photographs.

  • Elizabeth Milnes

    Elizabeth Milnes

    Special Projects Logistic Manager


  • Lucia Park

    Lucia Park

    Income Auditor, Accounting


  • Steve Perez

    Steve Perez

    IT Support Tech Ops


  • Carla Ramos

    Carla Ramos

    AR Clerk, Accounting


  • Patrick Rich

    Patrick Rich

    Shipping & Logistics Manager


  • Noel Shipp

    Noel Shipp

    Receptionist & Executive Assistant to Founding Team


  • Rajesh Singh

    Rajesh Singh

    Business Analyst


  • Caitlin O. Tormey

    Caitlin O. Tormey

    Executive Director, Operations


    Caitlin joins Paddle8 from a Head of Ecommerce Operations position at Christie's. She earned her BA and ran track at Princeton University, then went on to place 23rd in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials.

    Caitlin collects mileage, stress fractures, significant objects, and anything you've got in black.

Business Development

  • Kate Brambilla

    Kate Brambilla

    Senior Director, Business Development


    Kate has more than a decade of experience in bringing collections to auction and focuses on business development, category expansion and sale strategy.

    Kate collects mementos from each of the sales she works on.

  • Nicolas Gitton

    Nicolas Gitton

    Senior Director, Business Development, Europe


    After several museum experiences, Nicolas spent 4 years working on museum development projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East with former Guggenheim Director Thomas Krens. Nicolas holds a business degree from Paris HEC Business School and an art history degree.

    Nicolas collects post-war prints, comic books, and old Bordeaux.

  • Louisa Strahl

    Louisa Strahl

    Manager, Business Development, Europe


    Louisa comes to Paddle8 with a passion for contemporary art, architecture and design and prior experience at a leading global private bank and art advisory. She holds an MBA from the University IFM in Geneva and an MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby's Institute of Art.

    Louisa collects swatch watches, art books and artwork by emerging artists.

  • Mariel White

    Mariel White

    Sales Manager, Business Development


Mascot

  • Thatcher

    Thatcher

    Performance Artist


Petra Kwan

Specialist, Europe & Middle East

London

Petra joins Paddle8 with prints expertise, having worked at Sotheby's as a Specialist and the British Museum’s Prints and Drawings Department. She studied at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Shea Goli

Junior Specialist

New York

Shea joins Paddle8 after experience working with both emerging artists and artists Estates. She has held positions with the Suzanne Geiss Company and Phillips and holds a BA from NYU and a MA from Parsons.

Clare Borthwick

Specialist: Fashion & Accessories, Europe & Middle East

London

Clare joins Paddle8 from Christies, London where she worked in the Fashion & Textiles department for over eight years, most recently as Specialist, Head of Sale for Handbags and Luxury Accessories in Europe and the Middle East. She holds a BA in Printed Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts.

Jason Stein

Senior Specialist, Design

Los Angeles

Jason comes to Paddle8 having spent the last 20 years in the Decorative Art and Design departments at Bonhams, Christie's and Butterfield & Butterfield. His specialties include custom works created by legends in the world of Design.

Lauren Maley

Junior Specialist

Los Angeles

Lauren comes to Paddle8 with diverse experience in contemporary art sales and curation in New York and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt and holds a masters from Sotheby's Institute of Art.

Joslin van Arsdale

Photography Specialist

Los Angeles

Vivian Brodie

Head of Emerging Contemporary

New York

Vivian comes to Paddle8 with a serious art addiction. Vivian is the co-founder of Y&S, a New York based non-profit that supports emerging artists, and held positions at Fab, David Tunick Inc. and Christie's prior to joining Paddle8.

Anastasia Standa

Head of House

New York

Anastasia, or Tess, comes to Paddle8 from a Midwest auction house. Her specialties lie in Modern art and her work at the Art Institute of Chicago instilled in her a passion for Impressionism. She received her MA from the University of Chicago and her BA from Brown.

Caitlin Graham

Pop Culture & Vintage Film Posters, Europe & Middle East

London

Caitlin comes to Paddle8 from Christie's, London, where she specialized in Pop Culture and Vintage Film Posters. She holds a BA from the University of Leeds.

María García-Lubén Ibán

Junior Specialist

New York

Matthew Knight

Specialist-Private Client/Themed Auctions

New York

Matthew holds a B.A. in Art History from Kingston University-London and U.M.K.C. and a M.A. from Christie's Education. He joins Paddle8 after 5 years experience as a Fine Art Expert for AXA Art Insurance.

Ellis Kelleher

Specialist

New York

Mireya Lewin

Consultant Specialist

Los Angeles

Mireya has experience in contemporary art, photography and finance, having worked with private, corporate and non-profit collectors. She holds an MA from Columbia and an MA and PhD from the Courtauld.

Nicola Allan

Junior Specialist, Europe & Middle East

London

Nicola comes to Paddle8 from a London auction house where she specialised in Modern & Contemporary Prints. She holds an MA in Fine Art and Printmaking from Edinburgh University.

Sibylle Rochat

Senior Director, Private Sales, Europe & Middle East

London

After starting at Christie's, Sibylle worked for Marc Blondeau, co-founded SAKS Gallery in Geneva and later focused on secondary market dealing. She holds an MA from Christie's Education NY.

Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

Specialist, Europe & Middle East

London

Jacqueline comes to Paddle8 from a London auction house where she was an Auctioneer and Fine Art specialist. She holds a BA from the University of Leeds and an MA from Sotheby’s Institute.

Aditya Julka

Co-Founder and CEO

A Harvard Business School Baker Scholar, McKinsey veteran and serial entrepreneur, Aditya has in his previous projects successfully merged his background in biotechnology, biochemical engineering and business.

Aditya collects KAWS toys, urban artists including Banksy, contemporary Indian artists, and face masks from different regions of the world.

Alexander Gilkes

Co-Founder and President

First bitten by the art bug at Eton College, his interest evolved at LVMH, where, as one of the youngest members of an executive team, he helped revamp the Krug brand and business, before joining Phillips as marketing director and auctioneer. Today he continues his duties on the auction circuit.

Alexander collects decanters, maps, busts, and contemporary artist toys.

Osman Khan

Founding Partner and COO

Osman has a diverse academic background, including an MBA from Harvard Business School. Previously, he was an investment banker in New York focused on M&A and private capital raising.

Osman collects vintage cookbooks and cookware.

Hikari Yokoyama

Curator

Hikari cut her teeth working at the multi-faceted Deitch Projects while she finished her degree in Fine Arts and Art History at Columbia University. She then went on to acquire and commission artworks on behalf of private collectors and worked in various capacities including as Roving Director of Gresham's Ghost, co-founder of Art Observed.com and producing a collaboration between artist and pop star. She now lives in London working as a brand communications consultant.

Hikari collects artwork by artists of her own generation, vinyl, and rare books.