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Briana Lafferty

Briana Lafferty

Business Development

Gizmo Art Production, Inc.

San Francisco, Other

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Gizmo Art Production, Inc.

Business Development

Responsible for developing and implementing a business strategy for local and national markets for near and long term expansion, including tracking and identifying sales trends, developing and refining a new CRM, financial management, and uncovering new target markets.
Design, content management and optimization of an enhanced website, including sourcing the build, managing content, budget and continued metric analysis.
Direct responsibility for creating, developing, and implementing a core and independent income generating department of the corporation, mapping all critical business functions including but not limited to branding, modeling, financial planning, project management, marketing, operations, facilities, communications, employees, and design.
Sales Director for new client development and extended relationships.
Project Lead, in partnership with the Executive Committee, responsible for identifying opportunities and executing accordingly; relocating the business while maintaining an inflexible budget, incorporating enhanced security systems, inventory systems, and development of critical process flows.

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Career
Career medium 01

Gizmo Art Production, Inc.

Business Development

Responsible for developing and implementing a business strategy for local and national markets for near and long term expansion, including tracking and identifying sales trends, developing and refining a new CRM, financial management, and uncovering new target markets.
Design, content management and optimization of an enhanced website, including sourcing the build, managing content, budget and continued metric analysis.
Direct responsibility for creating, developing, and implementing a core and independent income generating department of the corporation, mapping all critical business functions including but not limited to branding, modeling, financial planning, project management, marketing, operations, facilities, communications, employees, and design.
Sales Director for new client development and extended relationships.
Project Lead, in partnership with the Executive Committee, responsible for identifying opportunities and executing accordingly; relocating the business while maintaining an inflexible budget, incorporating enhanced security systems, inventory systems, and development of critical process flows.

Career

Christie's

Vice President, Director of Galleries

Responsible for developing and delivering a 2.8 million USD operating budget and a 2 million USD capital improvement budget.
Maintained and managed over 51,000 sq. ft. of public areas spanning 5 floors, 8 Galleries, 2 Auction rooms, and 10 private client meeting areas with over 100,000 annual visitors.
Planned and executed over 600 + auctions and events annually.
Managed a multi-level team of 20 people, comprised of Managers, Supervisors, Audio Visual, Design, Art Handlers, Maintenance staff, and Union Employees.
Processed and exhibited over 1 million fine and rare works of art, over 1 billion USD annually.
US Operations member of an international project team based in London focused on development and implementation of an enterprise system.
Delivered upon a 3-year re-organization directive, transforming the Gallery Department from an under-performing division into a highly effective 20-person team spanning Administration, Design, and Execution.
Invented a Gallery Design Program that improved operational efficiency, resulted in cost savings over 50,000 USD, enhanced aesthetics and the client experience.
Key decision maker and negotiator regarding Collective Bargaining relationships resulting in a successful 3 year labor contract renewal.

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 03

Christie's

Vice President, Director of Galleries

Responsible for developing and delivering a 2.8 million USD operating budget and a 2 million USD capital improvement budget.
Maintained and managed over 51,000 sq. ft. of public areas spanning 5 floors, 8 Galleries, 2 Auction rooms, and 10 private client meeting areas with over 100,000 annual visitors.
Planned and executed over 600 + auctions and events annually.
Managed a multi-level team of 20 people, comprised of Managers, Supervisors, Audio Visual, Design, Art Handlers, Maintenance staff, and Union Employees.
Processed and exhibited over 1 million fine and rare works of art, over 1 billion USD annually.
US Operations member of an international project team based in London focused on development and implementation of an enterprise system.
Delivered upon a 3-year re-organization directive, transforming the Gallery Department from an under-performing division into a highly effective 20-person team spanning Administration, Design, and Execution.
Invented a Gallery Design Program that improved operational efficiency, resulted in cost savings over 50,000 USD, enhanced aesthetics and the client experience.
Key decision maker and negotiator regarding Collective Bargaining relationships resulting in a successful 3 year labor contract renewal.

Career

Christie's

Associate Vice President Logistics Manager

Executed the transfer of business operations to a 100,000 sq. ft. handling facility, managed all relocation aspects including space and distribution processes, critical process flow, strategic design, advocacy, proposal and report writing, budgeting, and corporate/client communications.
Project director of an international and companywide scheduling software.
Created and designed a new client guide system, providing discreet product information while reducing substantial labor hours and improving inventory integrity, from 75% to 98%.
Designed and created art transportation systems resulting in significant cost savings of approximately 100,000 USD annually as well as substantial decrease in damage and loss, from .05% to .01%.

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 03

Christie's

Associate Vice President Logistics Manager

Executed the transfer of business operations to a 100,000 sq. ft. handling facility, managed all relocation aspects including space and distribution processes, critical process flow, strategic design, advocacy, proposal and report writing, budgeting, and corporate/client communications.
Project director of an international and companywide scheduling software.
Created and designed a new client guide system, providing discreet product information while reducing substantial labor hours and improving inventory integrity, from 75% to 98%.
Designed and created art transportation systems resulting in significant cost savings of approximately 100,000 USD annually as well as substantial decrease in damage and loss, from .05% to .01%.

Career

Christie's

Manager of Gallery Operations

Developed and enhanced processes for auctions and viewings, including planning, presenting and execution management.
Acted as the creative director for remodeling and warehouse redesigns.
Managed a multi-functional team to orchestrate all views, auctions, and events.

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 05

Christie's

Manager of Gallery Operations

Developed and enhanced processes for auctions and viewings, including planning, presenting and execution management.
Acted as the creative director for remodeling and warehouse redesigns.
Managed a multi-functional team to orchestrate all views, auctions, and events.

Career

Christie's

Assistant Manager of Galleries

Supervised and coordinated all functional areas of Gallery Operations including hourly staff, temporary workers, and 3rd party vendors.
Acted as the company's primary source of communication for all scheduling, tours, gallery designs security, and client services.

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 02

Christie's

Assistant Manager of Galleries

Supervised and coordinated all functional areas of Gallery Operations including hourly staff, temporary workers, and 3rd party vendors.
Acted as the company's primary source of communication for all scheduling, tours, gallery designs security, and client services.

Career

New School University

Post-Graduate Studies, International Affairs

University of Hawaii

Bachelor of Arts, Ancient Religion

Fort Lewis College

Ancient Religion

New School University

Post-Graduate Studies, International Affairs

University of Hawaii

Bachelor of Arts, Ancient Religion

Fort Lewis College

Ancient Religion