Andy Augenblick President × 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 Chu Partner × 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 Xian Partner × 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 Harrison Partner 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. Megan Pringle Partner × 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). Sara Kay Senior Art Specialist × Sara Kay Sara Kay is Senior Art Specialist at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance and its subsidiary, Fine Art Asset Management. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Kay founded her own gallery specializing in the sale of blue-chip modern and contemporary artworks and producing exhibitions that included a range of periods and genres from old masters to American folk and outsider art. Prior to running her gallery, Ms. Kay was Director of White Cube Gallery in London, focusing on secondary market development and sales. Formerly, Ms. Kay served as Director of the Fine Art Department at the Jan Krugier Gallery in New York, then the exclusive agent for work by Pablo Picasso from the Marina Picasso Estate, where Ms. Kay was responsible for the sale of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Pablo Picasso, as well as other 19th and 20th-century masters. Previously, Ms. Kay served as a Specialist in Old Master Drawings at Christie’s auction house, overseeing the New York department. Ms. Kay began her career at the Museum of American Folk Art. Ms. Kay is the Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts), a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) that champions professionalism and the advancement of women in the business of fine art. Ms. Kay serves on the Advisory Board of Pen and Brush, a nonprofit that promotes female visual artists and writers, and is a member of the Association of Women Art Dealers. Ms. Kay has lectured extensively on the topic of collecting and the art market and served as an Adjunct Faculty at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s M.A. Art Business Program and as a member of the Christie’s Education Art World Professional Advisory Group. In 2015, Ms. Kay was awarded Parmigiani Fleurier’s Women of Exception prize for her professional distinctions and philanthropy. Stephen Dandrow Office 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.