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auction house luminaries

***arnault, bernard... french billionaire... He attempted to break the strong duopoly enjoyed by christie's and sotheby's with his auction house phillips, which he purchased in 1999.  This was an unsuccessful attempt (7_20_13)
***barker, oliver... sotheby's specialist and auctioneer, as of 2008 (5_11_12) more info here (9_4_12)
bell, alexander
... sotheby's old masters specialist, board director, and international department head... more info here (12_26_12)
bramham, diana... a specialist in 19th-century european paintings at christie's
(3_8_13)
branczik, alex
... senior director in sotheby's contemporary art department (5_17_13)

bridge, jessica
.... spokesperson for sotheby's
***burge, christopher
... christie's chief auctioneer (in 2008)...as of 2008, considered the best auctioneer in the business... is british (5_11_12)
***cappellazzo, amy (b. ~1967)...  a specialist who was the co-director of the post-war and contemporary art department at christie's, as of 2008 (5_11_12)... currently, she is the chairman of postwar and contemporary development at christie's (12_27_12)... more info here (11_2_12)... ms. cappellazzo began her career path as a curator... originally from buffalo... she now resides in manhattan (12_27_12)
carlucci, joe... of phillips de pury... business director of contemporary art (8_22_12)
chang, eric
... christie's director of 20th century and contemporary asian art (4_21_12)
cleary, sean... of phillips de pury... managing director... more info here (8_22_12)
connery, stephane c
... formerly worked for sotheby's as the world-wide director of its private sales... he has resigned... (5_12_12)
***de pury, simon
... the auctioneer and co-owner of the contemporary art auction house phillips de pury... is french-swiss (5_11_12)... he is friends with the heiress, collector and philanthropist maja hoffman... more info here (10_27_12)
feddersen, karl-sax... of the cologne, germany auction house called 'lempertz' (11/5/13)

goldberg, elizabeth... head of american art at sotheby's new york (6_4_12)
gorvy, brett
... runs christie's contemporary art department (4_29_12)... more info here (11_2_12)
grant, anthony... executive vice-president at sotheby's... he used to work at pace... more info here (7_10_12)
gouzer, loic
... christie's specialist (4_19_13)
hall, nicholas
... international department head of old master paintings at christie's
... more info here (11_23_12)... old masters specialist (12_26_12)
hook, philip
... sotheby's expert  (4_27_12)... a senior specialist in sotheby's impressionist and modern art department (4_19_13)
jahan, nazgol... of phillips de pury... world-wide director, jewelry... more info here (8_22_12)
jordan, conor
... christie's specialist... more info here (10_15_12)... deputy chairman of christie's impressionist and modern art department 
(7_19_13)
lampley, brooke
... christie's contact person (4_27_12)... a christie's specialist (5_5_13)
levy, dominique... an art consultant who worked at christie's (5_11_12)
limmer, molly morse
... head of antiquities at christie's in ny.... more info here (11_21_12)
louckx, roberta
... a russian-speaking auction house specialist
(5_13_12)
madrigale, an
gelo... street-art specialist at doyle's (3_30_13)

meyer, adrien
... sotheby's specialist (7_19_13)
***meyer, tobias... runs sotheby's contemporary art department worldwide (4_29_12) sotheby's chief auctioneer... 49 year old frankfurt native... 20 year veteran of sotheby's (5_4_12)... is german (5_11_12) (5_13_12)
miner, zach
... of phillips de pury...head of evening sale... more info here (6_29_12)
moffett, charlie
.... a sotheby's specialist (5_4_12)

mudge, sarah
... of phillips de pury... head of day sale... more info here (8_22_12)
murphy, steven
... christie's chief executive... more info here (11_23_12)  
(7_19_13)
newcome, megan
... of phillips de pury... social media manager... more info here at her twitter (8_22_12)
notides, ellanor... directs the SF christie's office (3_1_13)
palmieri, gabriela
... a senior vice president and contemporary-art specialist at sotheby's (4_19_13)
***pinault, francois... influential collector... owns christie's auction house in 2008 (5_11_12)...owner of luxury goods group ppr (5_13_12)
pylkkanen, jussi
... christie's auctioneer (1_5_14)

***rotter, alexander
... a sotheby's director
(1_22_13)... head of contemporary art at sotheby's new york (4_12_13)... a sotheby's specialist (5_5_13) (8_30_13)
rubenstein, gregory
... london-based head of old master drawings world-wide at sotheby's (6_23_12)
rutkowski, howard... a director of bonhams auctioneers in london, as of 2008
(5_13_12)
shaw, simon... head of sotheby's impressionist and modern art department in NY (4_27_12) (4_29_12)... more info here (10_15_12)...sotheby's specialist 
(7_19_13)
troester, kelly
... world-wide co-director of phillips de pury auction house... more info here (8_17_12)
westphal, cheyenne
... of sotheby's... more info here (11_2_12)
widing, eric
... christie's deputy chairman of american art (5_17_13)
wilsenach, georgi
na... of christie's... a specialist (12_26_12)

***yeh, ken... chairman of christie's asia... more info here (12_26_12)