January 23, 2014

The accidental auctioneer

Posted in Art, Business, Women at 4:03 am by dinaheng

Kathleen Doyle never planned on running an auction house. But when her husband, William J. Doyle, founder and CEO of auctioneer and art-appraisal company Doyle New York, died of leukemia 20 years ago at age 53, she not only stabilized the firm but modernized a business that was antiquated in more ways than one — and turned the company into a global brand.

To read the complete story in Fortune magazine, click here.

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