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Artfact Makes Two Strategic New Hires to Manage Significant Business Growth

Artfact Appoints D.J. Charles as Chief Technology Officer and Sean Quimby as Vice President of Operations


Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:30 am EDT


"The addition of both D.J. and Sean will help Artfact, Invaluable and AuctionZip to deliver on our commitment to being the world’s leading resource for auction items – from antiques and collectibles to fine art and jewelry"

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Artfact, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, announced that it is appointing D.J. Charles as chief technology officer and Sean Quimby as vice president of operations. Both Charles and Quimby are appointed to executive positions as Artfact continues to build a world-class senior management team focused on delivering an unparalleled customer experience to consumers and businesses around the world.

As top consumer brands in the live online auction marketplace, Artfact, Invaluable and AuctionZip continue to build on their strategic path of delivering a robust user experience. Artfact, the leading provider of SaaS technology and marketing services to the $40 billion live auction marketplace, is committed to delivering best-in-class solutions to businesses and consumers worldwide. Artfact, Invaluable and AuctionZip provide more than 25,000 auctioneers worldwide with a complete range of technology and marketing services including online live bidding, and integrated auction management software.

“The addition of both D.J. and Sean will help Artfact, Invaluable and AuctionZip to deliver on our commitment to being the world’s leading resource for auction items – from antiques and collectibles to fine art and jewelry,” said Rob Weisberg, CEO, Auction Holdings, Inc. “As we continue along our strategic path to evolve and innovate the live auction industry, D.J. and Sean will play critical roles on our senior management team.”

D.J. Charles joins Artfact as chief technology officer. Prior to Artfact, Charles served as vice president of development and chief technology officer at Perillon Software where he managed a team of engineers building on the company’s SaaS environmental product line for leading companies including Exxon Mobile, Barnes & Noble and Tiffany & Co. Before Perillon, Charles worked as both chief architect and acting general manager of Intuitive Manufacturing Systems based in Bedford, MA. Charles has more than 20 years of software and services industry experience.

Sean Quimby joins Artfact as vice president of operations. Prior to joining Artfact, Quimby served as global head of human resources at the world’s leading car sharing company, Zipcar. Quimby helped to grow Zipcar from 150 employees to more than 800 in four countries, 16 major domestic markets and 260 universities. Previously Sean spent many years in the service and hospitality industries including leading fitness organization Equinox and as managing partner of a multi-unit restaurant group. Quimby has 18 years of hands-on experience and brings Artfact a particular focus on customer experience, talent management and operational excellence in the face of exponential growth.

About Artfact

Artfact is the world leader in developing SaaS and ecommerce applications for the auction industry. Comprised of,, and RFC Systems, Artfact is the world’s largest live auction marketplace, reaching over 30 million unique bidders a year, and serving more than 25,000 individual auction houses globally. Through Artfact’s web properties, more than 3 million visitors per month arrive at the virtual doorsteps of auctioneers with unprecedented access to search and buy from over 160,000 auctions each year with a combined value of over $25 billion. For additional information, visit

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D.J. Charles, Chief Technology Officer, Artfact (Photo: Business Wire)
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Sean Quimby, Vice President of Operations, Artfact (Photo: Business Wire)


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