Alexander Gilkes (born 16 July 1979) is a British businessman who is the co-founder and president of Paddle8, an online auction house specializing in fine art and collectibles, described by FT as "reimagined art collecting for the digital age."
Raised in London and educated at Eton College and at the University of Bristol, Gilkes has been based in New York since 2008. Prior to founding Paddle8 in 2011, Gilkes served as an auctioneer at Phillips de Pury & Company and an executive at LVMH.
Gilkes has been named as one of Fast Company's Most Creative Entrepreneurs in 2017, the 100 Most Powerful People in the Art World (Art + Auction) in 2014, 2015 and 2016, a Digital Maverick (DETAILS), one of the 40 Most Important People Under 40 (Apollo), and was featured on Vanity Fair and GQ's best-dressed lists. He serves on the board of the New York Academy of Art.
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