Artsy CEO Mike Steib joined the platform for galleries and collectors only eight months before Covid-19 shut down the global art market. The pandemic has isolated most galleries from their collectors. Without gallery shows or the huge influx of visitors at art fairs, Artsy has worked to fill the gap with new tools for both client galleries and collectors seeking engagement. Despite the coronavirus-constrained art market, Steib believes the greatest opportunity in art lies in expanding access and participation.
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CEO of Artsy
Mike is the CEO of Artsy, the leading global online marketplace for discovering, buying and selling art by the world's leading artists.
Previously, Mike was the CEO of XO Group Inc (NYSE:XOXO), parent company of The Knot. After developing America’s number one wedding planning app and two-sided local vendor marketplace, XO Group was sold in December of 2018 for $933M, a 350% increase in the company’s equity value over Mike’s five-year tenure.
Mike serves on the board of Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY), a Fortune 500 digital financial services company that helps millions of Americans save, invest, and borrow for their most important purchases, and chairs Ally’s Digital Transformation Committee. He is also the author of The Career Manifesto (Penguin Random House, 2018), a guide for young professionals seeking more purpose and joy in their work.
President and Editorial Director, Art Media
Marion Maneker is president and editorial director of Art Media, the Penske Media Corporation division that includes ARTnews, Art in America, and Art Market Monitor. Maneker has covered the art market for more than 20 years at New York magazine, the New York Times, and the New York Sun, and then through Art Market Monitor, which he founded in 2008.