NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's (NYSE: BID) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Auerbach as a Senior Vice President leading the Company's middle market growth businesses in the Americas. As the General Manager of Sotheby's new Art & Objects Division, Mr. Auerbach will be based in New York and begins this month.
"John comes to Sotheby's with an outstanding mix of art and luxury expertise, deep eCommerce experience, and entrepreneurial success," said Tad Smith, Sotheby's CEO. "We are tremendously excited to have John join our company to accelerate our rate of innovation in crucial growth businesses including Prints, Photographs, 20th Century Design and more."
Mr. Auerbach was most recently the global head of digital and eCommerce strategy for Kate Spade & Co, following three years as the International Managing Director for Digital and eCommerce at Christie's. John was also a member of the founding team of Gilt Groupe, and subsequently the President of Gilt's men's business; as well as the Founder and Chairman of Eloquii, a digitally-native direct to consumer women's fashion brand. John holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A from the Columbia Business School and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Monro, Inc.
Sotheby's has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby's became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby's presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby's BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby's offers collectors the resources of Sotheby's Financial Services, the world's only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners. Sotheby's presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Global Fine Art Division, and two retail businesses, Sotheby's Diamonds and Sotheby's Wine. Sotheby's has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
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