Meet our Art Finance specialists
Position:Global Managing Director, Art FinanceSGanepola@christies.com +1 212 636 2000
Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Art Finance
Abby Barkwell is the Corporate Counsel for Christie’s Art Finance. She is responsible for overseeing all facets of corporate governance, compliance matters, regulatory matters and commercial contracts. Abby joined Christie’s in 2021 after growing her career at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC and Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Meagher & Flom LLP. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and has a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Abby volunteers with the Legal Aid Society and Ronald McDonald House New York.
Position:Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Art FinanceABarkwell@christies.com +1 212 636 2000
Vice President, Regional Portfolio Manager, Americas
Shaun Desiderio joined Christie’s in 2017, working in various roles in Business Development and Commercial Finance before joining the Art Finance team as Associate Vice President, with a focus on loan originations and borrower relationship management. Shaun has a BS in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University, and is currently pursuing an MBA at NYU Stern School of Business, specialising in Finance and Management.
Position:Vice President, Regional Portfolio Manager, AmericasSDesiderio@christies.com +1 212 636 2000