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For over three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as the Midwest’s leading fine art auctioneers with a global reach of buyers. Founded in 1982, sold to Sotheby’s in 1997 and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts, and always achieves the strongest prices while maintaining high levels of integrity and customer service.

 

In 1982, Leslie Hindman founded her eponymous auction house in Chicago, Illinois, and within a few years it grew to be the largest auction house in the Midwest and one of largest in the country. The company has conducted many significant and highly publicized auctions, including sales of memorabilia from the historic Comiskey Park and Chicago Stadium, property from the Caribou Ranch and Recording Studio, and the personal property from such renowned estates as Arthur Rubloff, Mrs. Robert R. McCormick, the Potter Palmer families, and Dole heiress Elizabeth F. Cheney.

 

As a result of the firm’s outstanding reputation, it was acquired by Sotheby’s in 1997. Since reopening in 2003, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has handled the Estates of Lilly Pulitzer, Leona Helmsley, Dr. Paul J. Vignos Jr., Betsy Pickering Kaiser, the collections of Ralph Esmerian, the Gary Pepper collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia and many more. The auction house, which currently conducts more than 50 auctions a year has expanded to include five regional offices in Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach and St. Louis.

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    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time

    Pros

    LHA is a fast paced and energetic company replete with talented creative people. The exposure to many different categories of fine decorative arts is refreshing ..never a dull moment. Management cares and is open to new ideas and very good about placing people in positions that utilizes their personal and professional strengths.

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    Some procedures are redundant and cumbersome. However, there are consistent efforts to streamline and improve procedures and policies. I would like to see us to stay more current with sales materials and marketing collateral.

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    One suggestion would be to build a comprehensive org chart with defined responsibilities. Schedule regional office meetings where we could discuss best practices and present new ideas.


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    Brief. Mostly personal questions, professional experience is not important to this employer. Was asked what my parents do for a living as a question during my interview. CEO sits in on interview and asks questions. Interview did not seem to matter, CEO wants good look at you as she hires based primarily on looks.

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Best Auction House , Chicago Magazine, 2015

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Website www.lesliehindman.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail

In 1982, Leslie Hindman founded her eponymous auction house in Chicago, Illinois, and within a few years it grew to be the largest auction house in the Midwest and one of largest in the country. The company has conducted many significant and highly publicized auctions, including sales of memorabilia from the historic Comiskey Park and Chicago Stadium, and the property from ... More

Mission: For over three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as the Midwest’s leading fine art auctioneers with a global reach of buyers. Leslie Hindman remains a force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts, and always achieves the strongest prices while maintaining high levels of integrity and customer service.

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