|Lori M. Hotz '94|
Lori M. Hotz '94
International Business Director
Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Department
"As an international student pursuing a joint degree with the School of Forestry, my time at Yale SOM was one of tremendous personal and professional growth. The highly stimulating environment and the emphasis on interdisciplinary problem solving with classmates from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors have proven invaluable in my career. My SOM coursework provided a solid foundation in financial and quantitative analyses, organizational behavior, strategy, and leadership. This facilitated the transition from a broad operational role in a successful family business to my current career in financial services. When I left SOM, I was confident I could analyze and resolve any business issue my team encountered, no matter how complex. This has aided me greatly in managing several very different investment management businesses I've encountered. "
Lori Hotz is the international business director of Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art department. In this role she is responsible for the growth, strategy and management of the global department and for maintaining its position as the market leader in its category. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Department organizes over 30 sales a year in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, and Doha. It is also a leader in the field of private sales as well as pioneering the forum of online auctions with its ground-breaking Andy Warhol @ Christie's sales supporting the work of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In 2012 the department achieved record-breaking sales in excess of $1 billion.
Prior to joining Christie's, Lori was chief operating officer of Lazard Wealth Management, the world's leading independent financial advisory and asset management firm. Before that she was the chief operating officer of the Barclays Wealth Americas Product Office. Before assuming the role at Barclays' in 2008, Lori was the chief operating officer of Lehman Brothers’ hedge fund business, managed account platform, and portfolio advisory group, where she was responsible for overseeing strategy, product development, marketing, and client service. Lori was a senior vice president of corporate strategy and development for Bank One before joining Lehman Brothers. Lori holds a BA from University of Toronto, and a MBA and MES from Yale University.