Rick joined AIG from Credit Suisse in New York, where he sat within the bank’s Debt Capital Markets practice covering major financial institutions. He has advised global banking, insurance, and specialty finance companies on complex capital markets executions across the globe, delivering bespoke financing solutions to meet clients’ needs and facilitating multibillion-dollar raises in a variety of structures and currencies.
Director of Finance & Administration
Prior to joining AIG, Michele was Specialist and Head of Research, Contemporary Art, Asia at Sotheby's Hong Kong. A graduate from the BBA(Law) program at the University of Hong Kong, Michele worked as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch before pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University, London. She has written articles and reviews published in Frieze, Art Asia Pacific, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.
Director of Research & Strategy
Patricia joins Art Intelligence Global from Brazil and heads the firm's Miami office. After obtaining her BBA from Emory University and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, Patricia worked in financial services before transitioning into the art world in Brazil. She has worked as a gallery consultant for David Zwirner, held director and partner positions at Brazilian galleries Nara Roesler and Mendes Wood DM, and later became an independent art advisor, from which she brings over a decade of experience.
Lucy joins AIG from Crozier Fine Arts, where she worked as an Account Manager servicing auction houses, galleries, financial institutions, and private collectors. Prior to her time at Crozier, Lucy worked at Sotheby’s New York for six years in the Books & Manuscripts department and was administrative lead for over 50 sales and exhibitions. Lucy brings her dedication to client service excellence along with a strong logistics and administrative background to AIG.
Prior to joining AIG, Madison spent the last 3 years assisting high level executives including working at Craig Starr Gallery in New York as Executive Assistant to Craig Starr.
Prior to joining AIG, Heather was a Specialist at Sotheby’s Hong Kong responsible for leading the Contemporary Art Day Sales in Asia. She was in charge of business getting, pricing, strategic planning and overall execution of Contemporary Art Day auctions and achieved record-breaking market leading results in Asia for 5 consecutive seasons. She was also responsible for pricing works of art for private sales and insurance valuations. At AIG, Heather will continue to apply her expertise in collection appraisals, collection management, business development and client liaison primarily focused in Korea, China and Hong Kong. Heather is fluent in Korean, English and Mandarin.
Prior to joining AIG, Emily spent 15 years at Sotheby's in New York, with a decade of experience and expertise in Russian Art and, most recently, as a Vice President in Business Development and Strategy for Amy Cappellazzo and the Global Fine Art Department. In this role, Emily oversaw and managed appraisals, private sales, and large-scale consignments for clients.
Director of Business Development & Strategy
Joy Liu joined AIG from Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, where she served as the Senior Presale Coordinator for Contemporary Art department owning the operational execution of auction and online art sales. She collaborated with the wider business delivering high-level client services and managed key processes to facilitate transactions. Prior to Sotheby’s, Joy worked as a Sales and Marketing Executive in the luxury retail sector.
Jeannie comes to AIG with nearly 30 years of experience in the fine art market. She began her career at Sotheby's, New York, in 1992, working in the Fiduciary Client Group and later established the first Sotheby's office in Seattle. Jeannie has also held positions at Vulcan Inc., where she developed a VIP program for the Seattle Art Fair, MoPOP Museum, where she managed the first public exhibition of works from the collection of Paul G. Allen, and Amazon, where she worked on the Sotheby's/Amazon joint venture.
Prior to joining AIG, Maria spent two years at Sotheby's in New York as Executive Assistant to Amy Cappellazzo.
Director of Operations
Katherine joins AIG with over a decade of experience in Contemporary Art, spanning auction, advisory and institutions. Most recently, Katherine was at Masterworks where she was responsible for sales, strategic planning and the launch of Level & Co, the Masterworks gallery. Prior to Masterworks, Katherine was a Vice President at Sotheby’s working across categories from Contemporary Art to 20th Century Design. Previous to Sotheby’s, she was a founding member of the full-service family office advisory, Art Agency, Partners, where she focused on private and institutional collections, providing assistance with acquisitions, deaccessions, and estate planning. Katherine began her career as a Curatorial Assistant at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Director of Artist Programs
Most recently Deputy Chairman, China at Sotheby’s, Rachel brings over 16 years of experience in the art and luxury industry. She worked with top private and institutional clients in China across diverse categories in both auction and private sales, including Modern and Contemporary Art, Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Paintings, Wine, Jewelry, and Watches, and facilitated numerous high-value transactions. Rachel also established and maintained fruitful relationships with collectors, artists, museums, and institutions, and worked closely with government departments to organize special events and art exhibitions that were instrumental in promoting art and culture in key cities in China.
Amy has spent nearly three-decades operating at the highest level of the fine art market. Most recently, she was Chairman of the Fine Art Division of Sotheby’s. She came to Sotheby’s when her advisory firm, Art Agency Partners was acquired by the auction house in 2016. The firm filled a significant need in the art market for a client-oriented combination of industry knowledge, financial sophistication, and discretion. Amy previously served as a market leader in the field of contemporary art at Christie’s, where she rose to the post of Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development over thirteen years. Cappellazzo began her career as an art advisor and curator, and was a key figure in the establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Yuki began her art career at Sotheby’s in 2011 and was appointed Head of Contemporary Art, Asia, in 2018. During her tenure, Yuki drove Hong Kong’s bi-annual contemporary art auctions into $100 million+ events and secured market leadership in Asia for seven consecutive seasons. In addition to overseeing record-breaking sales of works by major Asian contemporary artists, Yuki established new benchmarks for Western art in Asia and was instrumental in placing numerous blue-chip works into prominent private and institutional collections. Known for her innovative curatorial approach, Yuki worked with a number of cultural leaders in organizing pioneering themed auctions that influenced collecting habits in the Asian market. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Yuki worked at Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisition advisory team in Tokyo.
Mike previously served as Sotheby’s Chief Financial Officer for nearly four years, concluding his tenure with the sale of the company in 2019. Prior to Sotheby’s, Mike was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Bain Capital, where he oversaw the firm’s global human resources, legal activities, financial management, investor relations, and information technology. During his 13-year tenure, Bain Capital’s assets under management grew from $10 billion to $70 billion and its number of worldwide offices expanded from four to nine.