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Sharon Alaghband
Director

Alaghband works closely with Heirston to vet artworks in advance of art fairs, auctions, and during private sales.  She performs market, and art historical, research, and is responsible for collection appraisals. Her previous work experience includes Eykyn Maclean Ltd., London; Simon Dickinson Ltd., New York and London; Bonhams Auction House, New York; and Leila Heller Gallery, New York. She attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London and New York University, where she earned her BA, studying Economics and Business.

John Grzymala
Controller

Grzymala oversees the advisory’s finances. During his thirty years of financial experience, he has served as CFO for several private companies.  Prior to the advisory, Grzymala acted as Executive Director of a family office specializing in private equity, and additionally managed the office’s extensive art collection. Grzymala received an MBA from the University of Connecticut and BSBA in accounting from Babson College.

Charlie Utz
Archivist and Shipping Coordinator

Utz organizes all post-sale logistics and services, coordinates and oversees the shipment, handling, installation, and restoration of artworks, and manages the firm’s collection archives and library. Formerly, Utz was an Associate at De Buck Gallery, New York, and a Logistics Coordinator at ASP Fine Art Services, New York. He graduated from Sydney University, College of Arts with a BA in Fine Arts.

Daisy Williams
Media Liaison

Williams develops the advisory’s media objectives. She assists Heirston in the research, and content generation, related to articles, exhibition reviews, and artist interviews, published in AS IF MAGAZINE – a periodical for which Heirston is Arts Editor.  Williams assists in the advancement of Heirston’s forthcoming book, and television series. In addition, she oversees to the firm’s overall public relations, including event coordination, and tending to the advisory’s social media presence. Williams graduated top of her class at Bond University where she received a BA in Journalism.