BID - Sotheby's

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD


1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States

IndustrySpecialty Retail, Other
Full Time Employees1,617

Key Executives

Mr. Thomas S. Smith Jr.Pres, CEO & Director3.14MN/A52
Mr. Michael Fenton GossExec. VP & CFO587.04kN/A57
Mr. Jonathan A. OlsoffExec. VP & Worldwide Gen. Counsel607.87kN/A57
Mr. David GoodmanExec. VP of Digital Devel. & Marketing World Wide1.15MN/A56
Ms. Lisa NadlerExec. Officer629.03kN/A54
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Sotheby’s operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Switzerland, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Agency and Finance. The Agency segment accepts property on consignment; and matches buyers and sellers of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles through the auction or private sale process. It is also involved in the sale of artworks; and operation of an auction house for investment-quality automobiles. The Finance segment offers art-related financing services, such as term loans secured by artworks that are not intended for sale. The company is also involved in the retail wine operations; licensing Sotheby’s International Realty and related trademarks; and licensing its Sotheby’s brand name for use in connection with the art auction business in Australia, and art education services in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sotheby’s was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Corporate Governance

Sotheby's’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of December 1, 2017 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.