CEO & Founder, Collector IQ
Christopher E. Vroom, CFA is the Founder and CEO of CollectorIQ, a New York-based asset management platform for fine art and collectibles. He also founded Art+Culture Projects, a publisher of high-quality, limited-edition prints and multiples which are produced to museums and cultural institutions around the world. Previously, Vroom founded and was Chairman of Artspace.com, the world’s leading marketplace for fine art, sold to Phaidon Press in 2014. He was a Managing Director and Global Group Head for Internet Equity research at the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group and was a Managing Director who ran the consumer equity research group at Alex. Brown & Sons where he followed high growth retailers (including Starbucks which he took public in June 1992).
As a Patron of the arts, Vroom is the Founder of the New York-based non-profit Artadia, which for nearly 20 years has provided nearly $7 million in support to artists from all parts of the United States. Vroom received his BA from The University of Chicago in Economics in 1987.