Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC announces the promotion of Agustin “Augi” Garcia-Barneche to the position of Vice President of International Numismatics, in addition to the expansion of the company’s accounting department.
“Augi has been with the company for six years now and has been instrumental in the growth of our auctions and business in general,” says Daniel Sedwick, company president and owner. “He will continue to expand our business by traveling internationally for consignments and interacting with clients and consignors.”
Garcia-Barneche started at the company in July 2008 and the industry quickly noted his impact.
Says Sedwick: “For every year since we began our auctions in 2007, we have achieved a sizable increase in total Prices Realized over the previous year, a steady progression that totals an almost tenfold difference from the beginning. Last year we reached yet another milestone with our first combined floor and Internet auction, an event we will hold again this November, putting high-class material, first-rate knowledge and serious bidding together in an unprecedented social event setting.”
“I’m extremely lucky to be working with Daniel Sedwick, the top authority in this specialized field of treasure coins, shipwreck artifacts, Spanish colonial and Latin American coinage,” says Garcia-Barneche. “I feel privileged not only because Dan is a great mentor but because he has become a great friend. Everyone at the company works very hard to maintain an unparalleled level of productivity and customer service. With every auction we give it all we’ve got, and as a result we are attracting better consignments and earning well-deserved recognition for our work in the field.”
In addition to helping manage each auction, Garcia-Barneche’s tasks include working with potential bidders and consignors, advertising and catalog production (photography, design and numismatic research) and advising clients on potential fits for their collections. Outside the auctions, Augi assists with buying and selling numismatic material and artifacts.
“I feel we are assembling the right team to keep growing further,” says Garcia-Barneche. “Loyalty and hard work always pay off.”
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC has also hired Michelle B. Heidt, CPA as its new controller, who will personally manage client accounts and oversee payments and purchases, with special attention to auction accounting. “Michelle fills a much-needed role for our continuous growth,” says Cori Sedwick Downing, administrative manager and researcher for the company. “Having Michelle on hand will allow the rest of us to focus more on research and attention to the material itself.”