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Artsy Names Sandy Cass Interim COO

Sandy Cass.

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About five months after Artsy cofounder Sebastian Cwilich announced that he was stepping down as its chief operating officer to become a senior adviser, the online art sales company has named an interim replacement: Sandy Cass, its chief financial officer. Cass will hold the CFO and COO titles simultaneously.

Carter Cleveland, Artsy’s CEO and cofounder, said in a statement, “With his on-­point experience, business acumen, strategic thinking, and domain expertise, Sandy is perfectly positioned to lead Artsy forward as our interim COO.”

Cass is an art collector as well as an investor and adviser to several early-stage companies. “As an avid consumer and collector of art,” he said in a statement of his own, “it is a privilege to take on this additional responsibility in pursuit of Artsy’s mission of expanding the art market to support more artists and art in the world.”

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