Brook Hazelton, who served as Christie’s president for North and South America from 2015 to 2018, has been appointed to the newly created position of advisory board chairman at the digital auction platform LiveAuctioneers.
In his new role, Hazelton will lead the company’s forthcoming auctioneer and dealer panel, and advise on strategies for growing the business and client base worldwide.
During his tenure at Christie’s, Hazelton helmed all of the house’s client-focused teams, reorganized the auction house’s office network, and instituted new compensation and performance measurement systems. While working there, Christie’s sold Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, and it held the highest-earning collection sale total in its history, an auction dedicated to works from the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. He was succeeded at Christie’s by Jennifer Zatorski.
Hazelton has previously worked as global CEO of Phillips auction house, and he is a cofounder of the private investment firm St. James Partners.
He said in a statement, “I’m honored that I was invited to undertake this new role at a company that can offer so much to auction houses, whether they sell high-priced art and luxury items or iconic pop culture collectibles.”
Phil Michaelson, CEO of LiveAuctioneers, added, “We’re delighted that Brook is bringing his eye for excellence to LiveAuctioneers. He earnestly builds trusted relationships and is one of those rare individuals who never fails at bringing a business vision to fruition.”