Meet Event and Gala Live Auctioneers
Hosting a Live Auction is one of the most popular ways to raise funds for non-profit organizations. The Live Auction always is usually the highlight of the event featuring special experiences, exciting trips and unique items that you hope will raise the most funds for your organization. How the auction is presented is almost as important as what is being offered when trying to fundraise. A professional auctioneer will make the difference in the world of raising funds.
Kristen Schultz Director, Institutional Development & Benefit Auctions
Kristen Schultz has more than 15 years of philanthropic, marketing and public relations experience. She started her career with Heritage Auctions in the marketing department managing multi-faceted advertising campaigns for Heritage's fastest-growing categories: Luxury Accessories, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces; Charity Auctions; Guitars; and Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, in addition to the firm's Community Relations Program. She was promoted 2014 to Director of Benefit Auctions and Institutional Development, and is responsible for all of Heritage Auctions' Benefit Auctions, philanthropic causes, employee engagement, community programs and sponsorships. She is passionate about community involvement and is personally involved with Special Olympics; Kristen's younger brother is a Gold Metal Special Olympian for golf.
Her extensive experience in marketing and public relations leadership was honed at firms ranging from 24 Hour Fitness; The Dallas Stars hockey team and the Dr Pepper StarCenters; XO Communications; and Agency Account Management, where she assisted celebrity clients for Miramax, Sony, MGM and Samsung entertainment ventures. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Kristen received a Bachelor's degree in journalism communications and a minor in Spanish, and is also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
Kathleen Guzman General Manager, New York
Kathleen Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with over thirty years' experience in the art and antiques industry. Ms. Guzman is the Managing Director of Heritage Auctions in New York, the third largest auction house based in Dallas. She has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over $1 Million objects valued at over $1 Billion US dollars. She brings 15 years' experience from the world-renown international auction house Christie's, selling such items as a Monet watercolor for $4.3 Million and the Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz for $660,000. She was the former President of Christie's East and President of Phillips Auctioneers, as well as Senior Vice-President of Business Development at EBay.
Ms. Guzman is frequently quoted in print, radio and has been seen on television regarding the art and antiques market and spokesperson for the art market on such shows as Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, CNN and Sally Jessy Raphael. She appears as an expert on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow for the past seventeen years, as on-air host for Good Life TV, host at QVC, and frequent guest for the Treasure channel satellite cable station in, Treasure Seekers and Metro TV's Antique Show and Sell. She also has co-starred for the pilot TV show "For What It's Worth" with Robin Leach and is a contributing editor to the Miller's Antique Collector's Books writing articles recently. She was the Director of Hubert Gallery, specializing in Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for two years, and is professionally, an independent consultant, a USPAP certified art appraiser, writer and charity auctioneer.
She holds an Executive M.B.A. from Columbia University and has a Master's Degree in Art History from Queen's College. Ms. Guzman lectures extensively on the art market for the American Appraiser's Association, New York University, Bard College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Guzman also auctions extensively for charitable causes including Make-a-Wish, Juvenile Diabetes and Housing Works to name a few, with noted celebrities. Her present and past clients include Bloomberg, Inc, the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, the estate of Tom Thumb and the artist John Graham.
Mike Provenzale Operations/Consignment Coordinator
Mike was born in Overland Park, Kansas and after spending some time on the East Coast his family settled in Plano Texas. He attended Plano Senior High School where he played offensive line for an overrated yet scrappy Wildcat team that failed to make the playoffs each season of his tenure. Despite this disappoint Mike found solace in the fact that he had the opportunity to develop a remarkable prowess at knocking people over and pushing people around during his time in the trenches at PSHS that would certainly serve him well in the future. After being overlooked by most (every) college football program due to size discrimination by so called "scouts", Mike decided to enroll at the University of Texas at Austin. With the possibility of NFL millions no longer an option, at UT he focused on a career in the fast paced and glamorous world of US History.
In 2006 he found his calling in Dallas Texas when he began working as a Consignment Coordinator in the Sports Department at Heritage Auctions. Although not a collector himself his interest and knowledge in sports and business made it a good fit. He soon became the Operations Supervisor for the Sports Department, a position he holds to this day. In this role Mike oversees the receipt, processing and storage of over 17,000 auction lots annually valued at over $20 million. These lots range from single cards and baseballs, to bats and golf clubs, to stadium chairs and paintings. He is also responsible for ensuring all auction lots are properly authenticated by various third party authenticators from all over the country while properly documenting this certification. In addition, he handles customer service issues for the Sports Department from both consignors and winning bidders. Every year Mike supervises all the preparations, setup and operation of the Heritage booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention. This includes the display and security of the material in our annual Platinum Night Auction held over the weekend during the convention. Plus, Mike contributes the sports department related tweets for the Heritage Auctions twitter page, @HeritageAuctions.
In 2012 Mike became a certified auctioneer enabling him to bring his rugged good looks and quick witted collectibles banter to the podium. You can find him entertaining bidders and pleasing consignors in venues ranging from Sports and Coins to Movie Posters, Historical and Benefit Auctions.
Mike Sadler Auctioneer
Mike Sadler joined the Heritage team in September 2003 as a Consignment Director. Since then, Mike has handled some of the most important coins and collections presented by Heritage at auction. Mike spent years touring coins shows and attending sales around the nation before joining Heritage as a professional numismatist. By doing so, Mike became a trusted friend, advisor, and colleague to many of today's most active collectors. He assembled a world class collection himself that was auctioned by Heritage in 2004, and still collects today. Mike is one of Heritage's top auctioneers, having presided over the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of coins and other collectibles, from Fine Art to Fine Wine.
Mike Sadler is a passionate charity auctioneer and has helped raise funds for March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House and The John Wayne Cancer Foundation to name a few.