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Management Team

Elizabeth A. Davison

Elizabeth Davison is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ArtId. She brings her organizational and management skills to the team. Much of her career has been spent developing and designing new products and robotics for research projects and consumer products companies. Her most recent work involved the conceptualization and implementation of personal hygiene products for Tambrands, Inc. She dealt with issues ranging from consumer product testing, product functionality, production and distribution, and sales and marketing strategies. She was awarded two patents for product and equipment design while employed at Tambrands, Inc. Between 1992 and 1997, Ms. Davison took time off to start a family. She co-founded and spearheaded HC Davison Editions in1998, a publisher of limited-edition fine art prints. She co-launched HeidiCoutu.com in 1999, an on-line gallery/shop site. Ms. Davison received a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree from Boston University’s School of Science and Technology.

Van Gothner

Mr. Gothner is an invaluable member of ArtId‘s Board of Directors, given his rich background in investment banking and business. He is Managing Director and founder of Adirondack Capital, LLC, a private merchant banking firm which focuses on serving small and mid-size growth companies. Mr. Gothner has been active as a merchant banker focusing on small and mid-size growth companies for his entire career. His work has focused on companies experiencing rapid growth as a result of introducing new technologies and products or by entering new markets. Mr. Gothner has advised and worked with clients on a broad array of issues. Mr. Gothner joined Kleinwort Benson Limited in 1986 and from 1987 through 1990, Mr.Gothner acted as the General Manager of the KB Mezzanine Fund, L.P., a specialized fund which invested in the equity and junior capital of small and mid-sized businesses. In 1990, Mr. Gothner joined Barclays Bank as Senior Vice President responsible for establishing an investment banking unit to serve small and mid-sized companies. Upon the sale of Barclays’ "middle market" businesses at the end of 1992, Mr. Gothner founded Adirondack. Mr. Gothner has served as a Director of: Ashton Technology Group, Inc., Gomez Inc., Universal Trading Technology Corporation, and Mobile P.E.T. Systems, Inc. Mr. Gothner received a Bachelor’s of Art from Columbia College and an MIA from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.

Carla L. Santia

Carla Santia is ArtId‘s direct link to the art business community. For more than twelve years she has established herself as one of the top corporate art consultants in New England, specializing in the healthcare arena. She has been the art acquisition agent and curator of rotating exhibits for a fortune 500 company, and managing consultant for one of the top 100 hospitals in the country. Her expertise in regional art has been recognized by being the host/interviewer of a national award winning cable television series along with being curator and presenter of the annual art auction for public television. Her professional relationships with world -renowned artists provide many inroads to a vast, influential artists‘ community. Ms. Santia received a foreign language honors degree from Wellesley College.

Annie Steiner

Annie Steiner has been involved with art all her life. Her career started in Belgium where she was born and where she studied Fine Arts. She came several years ago to the USA and has constantly been involved in the Art World, either through employment or by studying different media. Over the years, she has been re-creating family coat of arms, worked with a cartoonist, painted scenery, created stained-glass windows, decorated houses, worked as an art director in a printing company… to name a few occupations.

She and her husband owned a Bed and Breakfast for nearly ten years in the USA. They are well familiarized with the ups and downs of running a business, and customer satisfaction has always been their number one priority. As an artist, Annie still owns her own business, and brings her diverse background and experience in caring for ArtId Members.