CHICAGO, IL.- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
announced today that the firm has appointed Thomas Galbraith as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 4, 2018. He succeeds Leslie Hindman who founded the firm in 1982 and reopened it in 2003 after being sold to Sothebys in 1997. The appointment follows a private equity investment that positions the firm for aggressive growth.
Galbraith co-founded The Petraeus Group in 2010. The consulting firm has provided growth and start-up strategies to Steven Murphy & Partners, Art Dubai, Paddle8, Arthena and numerous other luxury brands and VC firms. During this time, Galbraith also served as Managing Director of Paddle8 and prior to that as Director of Global Strategy for Artnet. He was most recently appointed interim CEO by the board of Twyla, a Google Ventures backed startup, tasked with repositioning the company towards a more profitable future.
We are extremely excited to have Thomas join us as CEO. With his experience at the cross section of technology and art, and his reputation as a thought leader in the industry, we are poised for future expansion, said Leslie Hindman, who will continue to serve as chair of the board.
I am humbled and excited to join Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as CEO and lead the company into the next chapter, said Galbraith. Leslie has built a formidable organization and I very much look forward to working with the talented team and bringing a new level of innovation to the industry.