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Sharon Alaghband
Director

Alaghband works closely with Heirston to vet artworks at 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 New York University and The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she received a Masters in the History of Art.

 
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.

 
Claudine Chartouni
Registrar/Sales Assistant

Chartouni is responsible for the tracking and management of Kim Heirston Art Advisory’s client inventory as well as the shipping, handling, installation, restoration, and invoicing of artworks. Her duties also include market research, archive management, and creating digital renderings. With a strong background in academic research, she served previously as the Registrar and Gallery Assistant at The Drawing Room in East Hampton. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College, and is currently pursuing her master’s in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.