Meet the teams

At Auctionata we work in ambitious, cross-departmental teams. From the software developers to PR specialists, we share a common vision: to integrate the art world with our custom technology and make it accessible to everyone. In all areas of the company, each employee is able to influence their team and actively participate in company decision-making. We want to create an inspiring work experience and opportunities for everyone who works at Auctionata.


Julia Mauersberger – Specialist Post-War & Contemporary Art

Our Post-War & Contemporary Art Department, made up of experienced specialists, takes care of valuations following the market, and the verification of the items.

They acquire and place interesting lots for our auctions and work hand in hand with our international network of experts.


Laura Brüstle – Senior Director Consignor and Buyer Service

Our Consignor team supports all private consignors once a contract has been signed. The team is the gateway for consignor communications to accounting and logistics, while also answering any queries regarding payment and item collection or return shipment.

The customer service team is responsible for our hotline and receives all incoming calls. These are dealt with within the team as far as possible, and are forwarded to other departments if and when necessary. Furthermore, the CS team is mainly responsible for the buyers following a sale, starting from the invoice through to the safe shipment and all further inquiries our buyers may have.


Leon Dammann – Head of Trade Relations

Our Trade Relations Team is responsible for the acquisition of the items for our auctions.

We negotiate with professional consignors and advise them on all relevant issues. We acquire new clients and often travel to meet with our business partners on site.


Dr. Arne Sildatke – Senior Specialist Asian Art

Our Asian Art Department, made up of experienced specialists, takes care of valuations following the market, and the verification of the items.

They acquire and place interesting lots for our auctions and work hand in hand with our international network of experts.


Luisa Elster – Director PR & Corporate Communications

The Public Relations team is responsible for all activities related to the media or the general public. It is the first contact for journalists wishing to write about Auctionata as a corporation or about its auctions.

The PR team also takes care of internal communications.


Christina Henrichs – Director Sales Realisation

Start the broadcast! Our auctioneers, producers and editors plan the implementation of our auctions, and prepare them. They also guide the shows, together with the technical team, following commercial and creative guidelines. This is how we create an entertaining auction, which fulfills its commercial goals while putting the items and collections into the spotlight.

Consignors are proud of their contributions, and the buyer is delighted when they place the winning bid!


Martin Pernecky – VP Software Development

As part of the overall technology organization, the software engineering team partners with Quality Assurance and Product Management in cross-functional teams to design and build our digital product from a technical perspective.

We build the software that powers our online live auctions, our online shop, our mobile applications and the tools that our internal teams use to do their daily work.


Victoria Mäder Dunn – Sales Director

The sales team is responsible for handling inquiries concerning shop and auction items via e-mail, website and telephone. The auction team processes all incoming bids (absentee bids), prepares and carries out sales, as well as recruits team members to assist during sales. The shop team negotiates counter offers between buyers and sellers, and handles post-sale inquiries.

We also sell proactively, approaching our regulars and new clients.