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

Our Team

  • Alexandra Lambert

    Manager, Client Development

  • Samantha Russell

    Auction Coordinator

  • Thomas Stimpson

    Director of Digital Marketing & Data Insights

  • Liz Gilchrist

    Director of Events

  • Anastasia Voron

    Coordinator, Benefit Auctions

  • Meghan McCarthy

    Client Services Manager

  • Tim Thorpe

    Developer

  • Jenny Shepherd

    Senior 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.

  • Michael Gitlitz

    Senior Specialist

  • Stuart Alexander

    Senior Specialist, Co-Head, Photographs

  • Natasha Kaye Whiffin

    Manager, Asia Development

  • William Hughes

    Sr. Business Analyst

  • Elizabeth Milnes

    Director, Shipping & Logistics

  • 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.

  • Marshall Weisiger

    Client Services Coordinator

  • 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.

  • Anna Hygelund

    Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art

  • George Brassey

    Developer

  • Kevin Altamirano

    Director of Events & Technical Operations

  • Shea Goli

    Senior 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.

  • Louisa Strahl

    Business Development Director, Europe & Middle East


    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.

  • Madeleine Rothery

    Cataloguer

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  • Madeleine Lill

    Receptionist

  • Thatcher

    Performance Artist

  • Sean Smith

    Software Engineer

  • Matthew Crenshaw

    Developer

  • Deborah Ripley

    Director, Contemporary Art & Prints

  • Stefany Morris

    Head of Fine Arts

  • Patrick Rich

    Asst. Director, Shipping & Logistics

  • Melissa Caspary

    Email Marketing Manager

  • Maura Smith

    Business Development Director, Southeast Region

  • Ram Nadella

    Principal Engineer

  • Simone Shields

    Junior Specialist

  • Sarah Brown McLeod

    US Director of Press & Communications

  • Lane Brenner

    Coordinator, Benefit Auctions

  • Osman Khan

    Co-Founder


    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.

  • Steve Perez

    IT Support, Tech Ops

  • Edita Zulic

    Europe & Middle East Director, Benefit Auctions


    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.

  • Kate Duggan

    West Coast Director, Benefit Auctions


    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.

  • Stephanie Kryzak

    Shipping & Logistics Manager

  • Liv Townsend

    Auction Coordinator

  • Caroline Bondi

    Designer

  • Laura Brooks

    General Counsel, Operations

  • Alan Zeng

    Junior Specialist, Collectibles

  • Margaret Olson

    Business Development Regional Manager, Midwest


    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).

  • Courtney Chapel

    Auctions Manager


    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.

  • Joslin van Arsdale

    Senior Specialist, Photography

  • Alexander Gilkes

    Co-Founder


    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.

  • 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.

  • Laura Paterson

    Senior Specialist, Co-Head, Photographs

  • Zoran Popovici

    Accounts Payable Coordinator

  • Christy Leleck

    Director of HR

  • Bethany Merryman

    HR Coordinator

  • 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.

Dean Harmeyer

Senior Specialist, Collectibles

New York

Alan Zeng

Junior Specialist, Collectibles

New York

Eddie Hautchamp

Specialist, Europe & Middle East

London

Joslin van Arsdale

Senior Specialist, Photography

Los Angeles

Anna Hygelund

Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art

New York

Rebecca Lax

Specialist, Prints & Multiples

New York

Shea Goli

Senior 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.

Hadley Leary

Junior Specialist, Collectibles

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.

Alexander Gilkes

Co-Founder

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

Co-Founder

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.