Courtesy of UOVO
New York, October 26, 2015—UOVO, the premier provider of collections management services and state-of-the-art storage facilities, announced today that Douglas M. Woodham has been named President of the company, effective immediately. In this role, Woodham will oversee a wide range of strategic initiatives to enhance UOVO’s distinctive service model.
Steve Guttman, Founder and Chairman of UOVO, comments, “I am very excited that we have been able to attract someone of Doug’s expertise and experience and feel his addition as President and Partner is highly complementary to our leadership team. Doug is a great strategist who understands brands and brand building and will play a key role in the development and implementation of our growth strategy.”
Steven Novenstein, CEO of UOVO, added, “Doug brings a unique combination of art, finance, technology and business transformation experience to UOVO that will strengthen our ability to take advantage of the opportunities in the art storage and services market.”
Woodham notes, “I am thrilled to join UOVO’s team of experts. As a collector myself, I identify with and appreciate UOVO’s clients’ commitment to their collections and the financial resources they invest in their collections. The position marries my lifelong love of art and collecting with my passion for working directly with clients.”
Woodham brings extensive knowledge of the arts and business sectors to UOVO, joining the company after serving as President of Christie’s Americas. While he was at Christie’s, the Americas achieved record-setting sales and profits in 2013 and 2014. Woodham also led important improvements to the auction house’s flagship Rockefeller Center showrooms, the new West Galleries. Prior to Christie’s, Woodham was a senior executive at UBS and Moody’s Corporation, running key businesses and divisions at those two companies. Earlier in his career, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company for many years, working with financial institutions in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong on strategy and performance improvement programs. He is currently a Co-Chair of the American Fellows patron program at the Whitney Museum, one of the museum’s largest patron groups.
Woodham received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation. He earned his B.A. in Social Science Research from Syracuse University.
Founded by a collector to provide innovative solutions for private collectors, galleries, artists, museums, and corporations, UOVO is the nation’s premier provider of collections management services and unparalleled storage facilities. UOVO’s holistic approach re-envisions the process of collections management, offering a new model for the stewardship and care of artwork, design objects, haute couture, archival material, and more. From transport to pristine white cube viewing rooms to short and long-term storage, UOVO delivers the highest quality environment for, and protection of, works that comprise our shared cultural legacy.
Each UOVO facility is purpose-built and directed by a team of leading experts dedicated to ensuring that works are safeguarded with the highest caliber of professionalism and care. All UOVO facilities offer an array of museum-quality storage options and fully customizable services that suit the specialized needs of each collection.
UOVO:NYC, the 280,000 square foot flagship location, is New York City’s only facility built from the ground-up for the sole purpose of caring for and storing art. UOVO:Rockland County is located just 18 miles north of New York City and is specially designed to provide intelligent solutions for the long-term care of collections. For more information, please visit www.uovo.org.