UOVO Appoints John Auerbach as CEO

January 25, 2022

John Auerbach, Formerly of Sotheby’s and Kate Spade, Appointed as CEO of UOVO

UOVO, the premier provider of fine art and collections storage and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Auerbach as CEO.

John brings a vast portfolio of experience with him to this new role: prior to joining Sotheby’s, John was the Global Head of Digital and eCommerce Strategy for Kate Spade & Co, and has previously held executive positions at Christie’s, Gilt Group and Eloquii. John is the Founder and Co-Chairman of LiveArt, the leading global fine art platform whose trading, NFT and data product components are integrated to empower creators and collectors. 

This move comes at a time when UOVO is experiencing incredible growth, including its development of new storage facilities in West Palm Beach and Delaware, and its recent expansion into California through the acquisition of Ship/Art in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

UOVO Co-Founder and Board of Directors Co-Chairman, Steve Novenstein, says: “We are thrilled to welcome John to the team to lead UOVO in its next phase. John’s deep executive experience in both the art and fashion worlds is invaluable as we expand our network and develop innovative solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs.”

This appointment will allow UOVO to continue to offer their best-in-class services to a broader audience, while serving a new market in luxury fashion. 

“I am excited to be joining UOVO at a time of great opportunity. Steve and the team have built an outstanding brand that is well-positioned to broaden its reach and the value it can provide to existing and new clients. Whether through expanded services or related businesses, there is tremendous potential for growth.” – John Auerbach, CEO 


About UOVO

UOVO is the nation’s leading storage and logistics provider for art, archives, and collectibles with state-of-the-art facilities in New York, Delaware, Florida, and California. UOVO is operated by an expert team of industry professionals and offers bespoke solutions to meet the specialized needs of any collection. UOVO’s services include climate-controlled storage, private viewing galleries, local transportation, international shipping, installation, packing, archival photography, digital inventory management, and more.

About John Auerbach

John most recently led Sotheby’s digital business, the Art & Objects Division, and the luxury categories of jewelry, watches and wine. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, John was the global head of digital and eCommerce strategy for Kate Spade & Co, following three years as the International Managing Director for Digital and eCommerce at Christie’s. John was also a member of the founding team of Gilt Groupe, and subsequently the President of Gilt’s men’s business; as well as the Founder and Chairman of Eloquii, a digitally-native direct to consumer women’s fashion brand that was acquired by Walmart in 2018.

John is the Founder and Co-Chairman of LiveArt, the leading global fine art platform whose trading, NFT, and data product components are integrated to empower creators and collectors. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO). John holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A from the Columbia Business School, and is an avid art collector and museum patron.

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