Andy AugenblickPresident ×Andy Augenblick Andy Augenblick is the President of Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. Prior to co-founding the company, he was the President and co-owner of the Related Companies, L.P., a privately held real estate and investment company. Before joining Related in 1985, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Augenblick was named one of the top 100 collectors in the United States by Art & Antiques magazine. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.Barbara ChuPartner ×Barbara Chu Barbara Chu is a Partner of Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. Prior to joining the company, she was the National Head of commercial mortgages at MetLife and ran the Northeastern region for Prudential. While in real estate, Ms. Chu was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School teaching real estate finance and capital markets. She has served as an advisor, consultant and expert witness to major private and public investors, and has developed new lending categories, including rare stringed instruments, fine wines, and specialized classes of collectibles for clients in Europe, the U.K. and Asia. She has been a guest lecturer at Tsinghua University, Sotheby’s, Christie's, NYU, and at private banks and industry events. Ms. Chu graduated with honors from Columbia Business School and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.Li Jun XianPartner ×Li Jun Xian Li Jun Xian is a Partner at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. She works closely with financial advisors, accountants, and lawyers to structure loans for art, classic car and rare stringed instrument collectors, gallery owners, and institutions seeking liquidity from their passion assets. Prior to joining the company in 2007, Ms. Xian was a credit analyst at Goldman Sachs, where she analyzed and monitored the firm’s counterparty trading risk and advised major public and private companies on capital structure decisions and their effects on credit ratings. She began her career in the art world as an intern at Christie’s and the Robert Miller Gallery, and is currently the Treasurer of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts). Ms. Xian graduated with honors from Dartmouth College with a BA in Economics and Art History.Nancy HarrisonPartner and Senior Art Specialist ×Nancy Harrison Nancy Harrison is a Partner and the Senior Fine Art Specialist at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance and its subsidiary, Fine Art Asset Management. Prior to joining the company in 2006, she was a Senior Vice President at Sotheby’s for 25+ years and later the founder and President of her own art advisory firm. She is a Certified Appraiser with expertise in valuing Old Masters, Modern, and Contemporary and Emerging Art. Additionally, she is a USPAP-compliant Appraiser (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), the federally-mandated guidelines endorsed by The Appraisal Foundation (Washington D.C.) and by the U.S. Congress. Ms. Harrison is a past President of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), the oldest and most prestigious professional organization of personal property appraisers, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors and co-chair of the Development Committee. She is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA) and has been qualified as an Expert Witness on art valuation matters in New York, Pennsylvania, and Federal Tax Court, as well as provided expertise for Florida courts. She is a frequent lecturer and has taught at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. She is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in Art History and an MA from Hunter College Graduate Division.Emily ThompsonFine Art Specialist ×Emily Thompson Emily Thompson is a certified Fine Art Specialist at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance with 18+ years of experience in art market research and valuation. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Thompson was a Senior Fine Art Appraiser at Gurr Johns International, where she valued artworks for the purpose of financial planning, insurance coverage and litigation support. Ms. Thompson is a Qualified, USPAP-compliant appraiser, and is a Certified Member of the Appraiser’s Association of America (AAA), an Associate Member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), and maintains an adjunct faculty position teaching art valuation at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art (SIA). She is a member of the professional organizations ArtTable, POWarts and The Phi Beta Kappa Society of New York. Ms. Thompson graduated cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in Art History and holds a MA in Arts Administration from New York University.Megan PringlePartner ×Megan Pringle Megan Pringle is a Partner at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance. Prior to joining the company in 2007, Ms. Pringle worked in programming, development and education for New York City nonprofit arts organizations, including the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. She graduated from The State University of New York at Geneseo with a BA in Art History and an MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (London).Stephen DandrowOffice Manager ×Stephen Dandrow Stephen Dandrow is the Office Manager at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance and Fine Art Asset Management. Prior to joining in 2017, he was a consultant and developed corporate communications, marketing and PR materials for clients in consulting, technology, fashion, as well as in the arts in which he helped launch and promote an arts center and fine art gallery. Additionally, he has been a researcher and contributing editor for several books on executive communications. Mr. Dandrow graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Corporate Communications and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The City University of New York and holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from Cambridge University.