CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
R. Todd Ruppert is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, publishing, arts and entertainment, and strategy consulting. He is chairman of several firms, president of London’s Royal Parks Foundation (USA), a global ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and board member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a U.S.-based venture capital firm with over $7 billion under management. He is also a senior advisor to SenaHill Partners, a FinTech merchant bank, and Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology businesses in the financial services sector. Todd has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He retired from T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $1 trillion under management, where he was CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president of T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price Group.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Fraser joins the Group at an important stage in its development having been closely associated with the Fund Raising and amalgamation of the Pall Mall Art Advisors’ companies in the UK and US. He was previously CEO of Hamilton and Kinneil Estates for over 11 years, where he was responsible for all commercial interests of the Duke of Hamilton and his family. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Estate Life Ltd and Valentine Fine Art Reproductions Ltd, as well as having his own consultancy business, FIN Management Ltd, where he offers strategic planning, financial and overall commercial management to developing businesses or those requiring turnaround experience.
Anita is President of Pall Mall Art Advisors, a tangible asset management firm. A nationally sought-after speaker, Anita has lectured at the Barron’s 100 and 500 Summits; to over 30 chapters of Tiger 21, a high-net-worth learning network; to the investment forum of YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world, to bankers, attorneys, insurance specialists and accountants throughout the United States. A member of the Appraisers Association of America and certified to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), she has testified as a specialist witness in major court cases involving art valuations and regularly lectures on topics relating to art, collection, and appraising. Anita grew up in a family of art collectors and is a graduate of Bowdoin University with advanced degrees from the University of London and New York University. She started her career at Sotheby’s of New York. After spending several years as an independent appraiser, she joined Gurr Johns as an appraiser in its New York office. Prior to starting Pall Mall Art Advisors, Anita ran both the British & Continental furniture and decorative arts department and the appraisals department at Freeman’s Auctioneers. She has appeared on several TV shows and is frequently interviewed by the media for her insights into the art world.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT-NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
Colleen brings over 20 years of diverse experience in the art and financial world to Pall Mall Art Advisors. She has valued art and collectibles for corporations, museums and private collectors throughout the United States. Colleen earned a diploma in French Fine and Decorative Arts at Christie’s in Paris, a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The College of William & Mary. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and the Appraisal Association of America, and is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant. She has provided legal analysis for court cases involving art valuation and identification. Colleen regularly assists clients with monetization strategies of tangible assets for charitable endeavors as well as identifying institutions for direct donations. She conducts lectures and Continuing Education classes on diverse topics pertinent to art and collectibles, and is featured in a documentary titled “The Real Fake.”
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Daryl brings several decades of experience and expertise in financial, operational and arts management to Pall Mall Art Advisors’ management team, where he serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to coming to PMAA; as General Manager, Daryl was responsible for managing the startup, the transition and restoring the historic Bucks County Playhouse to the thriving cultural institution it is today. Daryl also served as Operations Manager for Signature Theatre and the Pershing Square Signature Center in NYC; where he played a key role in launching this 75,000 square foot, Times Square-adjacent, Frank Gehry-designed facility. Daryl has been instrumental in the launching of several other art service organizations, such as Manhattan Theatre Source in Greenwich Village NYC – providing a one-stop shop for performing arts for Manhattan and beyond.
DIRECTOR OF APPRAISALS
An experienced appraiser, Kate is a founding member of Pall Mall Art Advisors. She oversees the firm's appraisal division and assists major private clients with their collections of fine art. Kate graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History, and she received her Master of Arts degree from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. She also holds a certificate for Appraisal of Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. Kate previously worked at Samuel T. Freeman & Company as an appraiser and photography specialist. A senior appraiser at PMAA specializing in photography and American paintings, she also speaks to many local and national groups and is a certified Continuing Education instructor for certified financial planners and insurance brokers.
DIRECTOR OF ART ADVISORY
Born and raised in London, Roxanne comes from an art collecting family. After 30 years in the UK, she relocated to the US. With years of experience as an independent art consultant working with a select few private clients and institutions, she also worked at Christie’s Auction House for 5+ years within the Post-War and Contemporary department and the Client Advisory department where she focused on advising their top private buyers. Roxanne now brings her skills to Pall Mall Art Advisors as Director of Art Advisory focusing on building unique collections globally.
Roxanne has a Masters in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute which is affiliated with Manchester University, BA (honors) in History of Art and Architecture from Manchester University (UK) and a Certificate in Collections Management from Sotheby’s Auction House.
Kerry-Lee is the Director of Consignments and a Senior Appraiser and Advisor for Pall Mall Art Advisors. She works closely with the firm's private clients, fiduciaries, families offices and estate attorneys in regards to assisting with the monetization of all tangible assets. She assists with the entire process, from the initial consultation to a bespoke consignment plan, terms negotiation and all logistics in between. With over ten years in the industry at both International and Domestic auction houses as specialists in European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Rare Books and Manuscripts, knowing the ins-and-outs of the auction practices, she is positioned to advocate as an Independent advisor on behalf of the client. Kerry-lee graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, with minors in Art History and Creative Writing.
Shane David Hall
National Tangible Assets Manager
Shane David Hall has had a lifelong interest in the world of art, architecture, and decorative arts. Shane joined Pall Mall Art Advisors after working as Director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers of St. Louis, Missouri – one of America’s oldest auction firms. Shane began his career as a curatorial assistant at The Historic Charleston Foundation and interned with the prestigious Winter Antique Show, prior to gaining extensive art market experience with three international auction firms. Shane graduated with BFAs in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, and Art History from The College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. He later earned an MA in American Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute, New York. Shane has served as the guest auctioneer for Laumeier Sculpture Garden’s 2015 event, Laumeier Now, and juried the live auction and silent entrants for the 2014 AIDS Resource Center's Art for Life event. Shane was a founding member and President of the College of Charleston Columbus Alumni Association and sat on the Advisory Committee for the Columbus Landmarks Association.
Senior Fine Art Advisor and Appraiser
Elena has more than 12 years international experience in the commercial art world. Based in New York, she is a Senior Art Advisor and USPAP-compliant Appraiser responsible for assisting private and corporate clients with the management and development of their art collections. She previously held the positions of senior Specialist and AVP, Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s New York and Specialist and Head of Sale of Modern British Art at Christie’s in London. Her particular areas of expertise include Impressionist & Modern Art, 20th century British and Irish Art, and Scottish Art. Elena holds Masters degrees in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and the University of Cambridge.
Art Advisory Assistant
With experience in fine art cataloguing and research, Jordan provides administrative and operational support to the Pall Mall Art Advisors team. She maintains the PMAA databases, cataloguing fine art and other collectibles, as well as creating and distributing client presentations. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Temple University where she focused on Modern and Contemporary Art.
Arts Management Coordinator
With a graduate degree in Museum Administration, Michal never thought she’d find herself on the auction side of the art world, but here she is! In her time with Pall Mall thus far she’s greatly enjoyed diving in to the appraisal world, learning more about the art market, and putting her schooling and experience to good use. Previously an intern in the collections department of the Queens Museum in New York City, she’s been eager to translate and apply many of the skills she learned there in her new role at Pall Mall. Beginning as the Arts Management Fellow, Michal now fills the position of Arts Management Coordinator working closely with our specialists and internal admin team to see that every aspect of the job is completed, including overseeing our fellow and team of interns on the day-to-day basis.
Regional Appraisals Manager
Stephanie began her career working with her twin sister at Art Directives, Inc., a private appraisal firm in Blue Bell, Pa., where she developed an appreciation for valuing artwork that she admired during her undergraduate studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She completed course work with New York University’s Appraisals Studies program with a concentration in General Household Contents and Fine Art. These experiences gave her a keen understanding of the valuation process for insurance, estate planning, estate tax, donation and divorce purposes. A USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant appraiser, Stephanie has four years of auction experience working with Rago Arts and Auction Center, the leading regional auction house based in Lambertville, N.J. An Appraisal Associate in their Trusts and Estates Department, she managed estates with multi-disciplinary categories from the initial appraisal process to final clean-out for auction consignment. A Regional Appraisals Manager at PMAA, she is perusing her accreditation through the Appraisers Association of America.