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
Universitys School of Science and Technology.
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
Bachelors of Art from Columbia College and an MIA from Columbia Universitys
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 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.