Chief Executive Officer

John-Paul Savant

John-Paul joined ATG as CEO in February 2016, bringing over 18 years of experience in digital marketplaces and commerce.  He spent 10 years at eBay, where he served in a number of leadership roles, latterly as PayPal’s VP of Product, Experience, and Consumer Engagement for EMEA.  At PayPal, he was part of a leadership team that built the EMEA business from $30m in revenue to over $1.8 billion.  He also held leadership roles at other online businesses.  John-Paul’s most recent role before joining ATG was as CEO of Think Finance UK.  John-Paul began his career at JPMorgan in New York City after graduating from Georgetown University in Washington DC.  He earned his MBA at the University of Chicago.  A native San Franciscan, he has lived and worked in London for the last 13 years.

John-Paul is passionate about bringing online transformation to traditional industries.  His focus is on finding creative strategies to go after the opportunities that emerge amidst transformation and for building teams with the capabilities to execute those strategies.

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Hargreaves

Tom joined ATG in January 2018 as Group CFO. He joined from Yell, where, as CFO, he was a key member of the leadership team who led their digital transformation.

Prior to this Tom worked at Vodafone in the UK and across EMEA before becoming CFO of Vodafone Romania. In all, Tom has 10 years’ CFO experience, trained with Arthur Anderson, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

Tom is passionate about driving strategic transformation and building top-tier international teams, with extensive experience of both M&A and business funding.

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Lewis

Richard has been COO at ATG since 2012. He was part of the leadership team who led the launch of Live Bidding in 2006, the acquisition of Bidspotter.com in 2013 and Lot-tissimo.com in 2018.

Prior to becoming COO, Richard joined ATG as Marketing Director in 2000. He has since played a key role in bringing auctioneering online and driving the next evolution of the industry. A true voice of the industry, Richard was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars in 2017.

Richard is passionate about the future of auctioneering and the technical intricacies supporting every aspect of this vision.

Chief Technology Officer

Badr Khan

Badrudin joined ATG in July 2018 from the luxury fashion ecommerce retailer MATCHESFASHION.COM, where he had been Head of Software Engineering and grew the team from 12 engineers to over 55.

Before joining MATCHESFASHION, Badrudin had held the same role at Marks and Spencer's Digital Stores Group and has over 15 years experience in senior technology roles across a range of industries including technology, retail and ecommerce.

Badrudin is passionate about technology and innovation, and in 2007 won Silicon Valley's coveted Jolt Award. The Jolt Awards showcase commercial products that have "jolted" the software industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient.

Chief Marketing Officer

Lesa Musatto

Lesa joined ATG in summer 2021 from bespoke travel company Backroads, where she held the role of Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. Prior to this, Lesa spent a number of years as Senior Vice President of Marketing at art.com, and, earlier in her career, she managed brands for leading companies such as Evian, Dannon and Safeway.com.

Lesa has over 20 years of marketing and e-commerce experience with deep expertise in building brands, as well as the technology to support them. She has a strong track record of delivering compelling branding across every touchpoint in the customer journey including in-depth functional experience in CRM marketing.  

Lesa is based in California.

SVP of Sales, North America

Dan Pennington

Dan has been with ATG since 2011 occupying a variety of commercial leadership roles. Previously heading up the Industrial & Commercial Division in Europe, he relocated to the US in 2018 as Managing Director of BidSpotter.com.

Having spent his entire career in technology and digital marketing, prior to ATG Dan worked in Cambridge, UK and Washington, D.C. for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). There he specialized in aligning digital marketing campaigns with the strategic goals of multi-national scientific corporations throughout EMEA, APAC and North America.

Dan brings a deep understanding of eCommerce best practice and is committed to helping auctioneers optimize the online aspect of their business.

VP of Corporate Development

Marika Clemow

Marika began her ATG career in 2010 and has held roles across commercial and operational departments. She joined the executive team in 2017 as the Global Director of Product and Operations, where she was responsible for product leadership and development cadence alongside the unification of operational processes globally. Following ATG's merger with Proxibid.com in 2020, Marika has lead the integration of the two companies.

With more than a dozen years' experience in the auction industry. Marika is passionate about making auctions more accessible to consumers and end users through technological innovation.

She was a finalist for the Everywoman Innovation and Sustainability Award in 2015 and won the Antiques Young Guns Award in recognition of her contribution to the art and antiques industry in 2014.

Managing Director, lot-tissimo.com

Kathrin Haase

Kathrin joined ATG in June 2018 as General Manager of lot-tissimo. In April 2019, she took over the Managing Director position from lot-tissimo founder Jörg Wisniewski. Kathrin has more than 15 years experience in the Media Industry, working for Axel Springer and Bertelsmann/Gruner + Jahr. Having worked in digital business since the year 2000, driving digital business development and pushing forward digital transformation have always been at the core of her business activities, whether heading digital Platforms or leading international sales. Kathrin graduated from Hamburg University in International Management and Marketing. She also participated in the Bertelsmann University leadership programs with INSEAD and ESMT.

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