Chief Financial Officer
Chuck Kurth joined Art.com Inc. as Chief Financial Officer in November 2008 and oversees the company's Finance and Legal functions.
Chuck has over 20 years of experience in the retail industry, most recently as Executive VP, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer with Mervyns, a $2.5 billion regional department store. Prior to that, he was VP of Finance and Treasurer at Ross Stores, Inc., a publicly-traded retailer. During his tenure there, revenue grew from approximately $2 billion to more than $5 billion, and the store base increased from less than 200 stores to more than 700. He has also held leadership positions at Hanover Direct and The May Department Stores Company, and was a Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. Chuck received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics from Iowa State University.
Chief Technology Officer
Nasos Topakas joined Art.com Inc. as Chief Technology Officer in June of 2010 and is responsible for the company's overall technology organization and strategy.
Nasos brings more than 20 years of software engineering and executive technology management experience to this position. Before joining Art.com Inc., Nasos served as Chief Technology Officer for SendMe, Inc., where he managed the company's technology strategy, budget, execution and architectural direction. Prior to SendMe, Nasos held technology leadership roles at StubHub, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and Pacific Bell Information Services. Nasos received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University.
Nasos' interests include spending time with family, traveling, mountain biking, photography, and experimenting with the latest technology gadgets. Some of his favorite artists are Wassily Kandinsky, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Ansel Adams.
Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
Terry Hill is Art.com Inc.'s Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. He joined the company in June 2002 and oversees staffing, leadership development, performance management, organization development, employee training, benefits and compensation, labor law compliance and employee communication.
Terry brings more than 20 years of human resources experience at a senior management level. He has worked in HR generalist roles as well as business development and operations roles for HR outsourcing companies. Prior to joining Art.com Terry was Director, West Coast and Human Resources Services at Advantius, a human resources outsourcing ASP. This followed roles as Director, Human Resources Services and Consulting at EmployeeService.com and senior human resources management roles at Milgard Manufacturing and Patio Industries. Terry received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a M.S. in Human Resources at Chapman University, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Senior Vice President of Operations
Bob Inman serves as Senior Vice President of Operations at Art.com Inc. He joined the company in January 2005 and is responsible for worldwide fulfillment and manufacturing operations, along with customer sales and service call centers.
Bob brings over 20 years of senior management experience in the field of Operations and Logistics Management. He has considerable experience integrating operations from newly acquired companies, as well as developing and implementing operational growth plans for high-growth organizations. Bob's professional experience includes catalog fulfillment operations for a major retailer, and most recently served as Vice President of Logistics for the Scotts Company, a leading international manufacturer of lawn and garden products. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University in Production and Operations Management.
General Manager of Zenfolio
In May of 2015, Arnaud Collin joined Art.com Inc. as the General Manager of Zenfolio, the leading web platform for pro photographers looking to host, showcase and sell their photos on online. As Zenfolio’s GM, he leads the company's business strategy and product development. Arnaud takes pride in knowing that tens of thousands of photography businesses worldwide depend on Zenfolio every day.
With more than 15 years of experience in e-commerce, spanning both startups and large organizations, Arnaud brings valuable expertise with consumer brands to the table. Prior to joining the Art.com Inc. family, he was a Photo Merchandise GM at Picaboo, a boutique provider that enables anyone to create beautiful photo products in minutes. Prior to that, he served as CMO of Catalog Spree, the #1 Catalog Shopping App and VP of Product and Marketing of Offermatic, an early-stage startup offering targeted incentives. In addition to consulting for various brands, Arnaud also worked at eBay in Marketing and Loyalty leadership roles across Europe, Australia and the U.S.—a testament to his experience with global businesses. Arnaud received a Master's Degree in Strategic Management from HEC School of Management, the leading business school in France.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, scuba diving and spending time with his family.
Senior Vice President of Merchandising
Gary Takemoto is Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Art.com Inc., responsible for product and artist development as well as licensing and vendor relationships.
With over 20 years of experience in traditional and e-commerce retail, Gary joined Art.com Inc. in March 2001. He previously served as Director of Merchandising at Internet Shopping Network and held product and brand development positions at large retail companies such as Macy’s and Mervyns. Gary received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and East Asian Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
An avid tennis player, Gary also enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. He has an affinity for art from Marc Chagall.