Roxanna is a business leadership transformation executive born in Tehran, Iran. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and Certificates in Art Business Executive Leadership. Prior to joining the art world, Roxanna held roles leading turnkey events for international fairs, exhibitions and the Olympic Games
Roxanna served as Chief Operating Officer (2005-2011), where she designed a multi-use fine art storage + production facility and led fine art auction teams. She developed strategy proposals and attended the INSEAD Executive Leadership Program in France.
Subsequently, Roxanna served as Senior Vice President of Auctions and Private Sales at artnet. Her responsibilities included a strategic re-design of the online art marketplace- a project that was awarded a Webby Award Honoree. (2015)
Recently, Ms. Zarnegar co-founded an art market startup growth accelerator. She regularly speaks and moderates' panels at art fairs and conferences. Roxanna specializes in strategic management and innovation for the art world. In addition, Roxanna is adjunct faculty at Parsons and previously Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Roxanna is the Director of Operations, Training and Development at ARCIS Fine Art Storage and Collection Management-110,000 sqft. high end designed, secure, customs and foreign trade zone facility housing the world's fine art and cultural property.
Design Innovation + Leadership (Spring 2021)
Sustainable Business Models