Rick Patzman : Co-FounderRick graduated from Brown University in 1992 and went into the technology industry working in or consulting to the IT departments of companies such as Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments and numerous start-up technology companies. In those roles, Rick managed large projects and teams of up to 17 computer scientists and programmers.
Sarah Valelly: Co-FounderOriginally from the Financial sector, Ms. Valelly was President of Compagnie Financiere Tradition, Buenos Aires, where she ran a Brady Bond trading desk, and later became Director of Sales and Marketing at Institutional Investor’s Research Products Group in Manhattan.
Phil Lehmann: Co-FounderMr. Lehmann, an architectural photographer by training, has worked as a professional photographer for various clients in the US and throughout Europe. He studied computer science in southern Germany, and has worked in the IT business for many years. Mr. Lehmann graduated with honors from New England School of Photography.
Ryan Drumm: Co-Founder
Ryan, a New Jersey native, graduated from New York University with degrees in History and Chemistry. After deciding against pursuing a career in medicine he continued his education at Seton Hall University, studying art collections management. During this time, he worked at the Red Mill Museum in New Jersey gaining first hand experience in the proper care and preservation of museum collections.
Judy Ma: Auction Manager
Judy graduated twice from University of California, Berkeley, first with a B.A. in Cognitive Science emphasizing Computational Modeling, and then with a Master’s in Information Management and Systems. She began her career working for large companies like DIRECTV, and eventually managed multi-million dollar programs. She is a certified Project Management Professional (license #1603351).
Ronel Lehmann (Luxury Brand PR)
Ronel Lehmann is Chief Executive of Finito, which helps to bridge the gap young people face between education and the workplace. He has served as a recruitment consultant, stockbroker and public relations adviser. He is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts for organisations in the corporate, financial, professional services and luxury brand sectors.
Thomas B. Stephens (Technology Strategy)
Mr. Stephens has spent ten years as an engineer, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor in the internet and software industries. He is currently a Principal at Bulger Capital, where he advises technology companies on mergers and acquisitions. Early in his career, he was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he advised some of the world’s leading firms on strategy formulation and implementation.