Managing Partner, Art Fiduciary Advisors
Doug Woodham is the Managing Partner of Art Fiduciary Advisors, a NY-based firm focused on providing art-related financial consulting to collectors and institutions. The firm helps clients create financial plans for their art collections, assisting at every stage: from clarifying family goals and evaluating alternative disposition strategies, to the execution of donation and sale agreements. Art Fiduciary Advisors also helps clients on the sale of art so they can be assured of maximizing sale proceeds in the complex and opaque art market. The firm always acts as a fiduciary working on behalf of clients and works in partnership with their existing team of tax, legal, and financial advisors.
Doug brings a unique perspective to the art market from his life-long interest in art, business, and finance. He most recently served as President of the Americas for Christie’s, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business and senior client relationships in North and South America. He was a member of the Global Transactions Management Committee that reviewed and approved all major consignment deals, including the economic terms offered to consignors in over $12 billion of deals.
Earlier in his career, Doug was a partner with McKinsey & Company, working with asset and wealth management clients in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He is a trained economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
He is also the author of Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art (2017), which received excellent reviews in a variety of outlets, including the New York Times, the Economist, and the Financial Times. Over 10,000 copies have sold around the world.
You can contact Doug at [email protected]