Roxanna served as Chief Operating Officer of Christie’s Americas, where she designed a multi-use fine art storage + production facility and led auctions operations teams across seven departments. She developed several operations strategy proposals and was a key member of the launch of Christie’s online auctions.
During her term, Roxanna attended the INSEAD Executive Leadership Program, becoming one of the leaders of Christie’s global strategy. Subsequently, Roxanna served as Senior Vice President of Auctions and Private Sales at artnet. Her responsibilities included a strategic redesign of the auction and private sales division and online platform–a project that was awarded a Webby Award Honoree.
Prior to joining the art world, Roxanna held roles leading turnkey event and supply chain logistics for international fairs, exhibitions and the Olympic Games.
Recently, Ms. Zarnegar has been advising private equity firms on auction marketplaces and art market startups. She regularly speaks and moderates’ panels at art fairs and conferences. Roxanna specializes in strategic management with a concentration in supply chain innovation for the art world.
In addition, Roxanna is adjunct faculty at Parsons, The New School MS of Strategic Design + Management and Sotheby’s Institute of Art Master’s in Art Business.
In April 2019, Ms. Zarnegar accepted the role of Director of Operations, Training and Development at ARCIS Fine Art Storage and Collection Management. ARCIS, a 110,000 sq. Ft facility housing the world’s fine art and cultural property, is a multi-designated, highly secure storage, customs and foreign trade zone facility. The building is uniquely designed with advanced engineering and power systems, within Manhattan.