Luxury asset expert Sharon Grob has joined Falcon Fine Art as business development manager and will be tasked with the further growth of the company. She will be involved in leveraging relationships with family offices, private banks and wealth managers to encourage the use of art financing.
Grob will also work closely with clients to ensure art financing solutions are “tailored to their precise needs”, according to Falcon. She has experience in the private banking and non-bank financing industry, having previously held roles at Merrill Lynch, Citi, Coutts, and as vice-president and UK head of partnerships at luxury assets lender Borro.
“I have worked in financing luxury assets for many years, and my passion has always been around fine art,” said Grob.
“Until now, it has been an area that has remained somewhat untapped in Europe – held back, largely, by the fact that clients haven’t been able to keep their artwork on their walls during the financing period. Falcon Fine Art is changing the game with regards to art financing – allowing clients to keep their art, but also providing the flexibility and financing expertise the industry really needs.”
A division of specialist financier, Falcon Group, the company’s solutions include allowing clients to keep possession of their art, presenting a way for collectors to both enjoy and monetise their art.
“An expert in both financing and art, Sharon is the perfect fit for Falcon Fine Art,” said Tim Hunter, vice-president of Falcon Fine Art. “She has the contacts, experience, and passion to propel our business forward, and we are proud to welcome her to the team.”