Richard Entrup is the Global Chief Information Officer at Christie’s with responsibility for the global strategic vision and leadership of Christie’s Information Technology, Information Security, and Digital Transformation initiatives. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s is the world's leading art business and had global auction, private and digital sales that totaled $5.4 billion USD in 2016. Christie’s offers 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, watches, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Prior to Christie’s, Entrup held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner Inc., The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. He also served as CIO at a major global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investment to strategic business objectives. Entrup has significant experience managing all areas of traditional IT as well as Digital Media, Online/Digital Marketing, Internet/eCommerce, AR/VR, Multi-Channel Retail, Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Data & Analytics, Physical & Data Security, Audio Visual, and Venue Management.
A passionate advocate of continuing education, mentoring, and paying it forward, Entrup is an active mentor to students enrolled in the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Program at Columbia University and a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program. He is also an Advisory Board Member at HMG Strategy and CIO Perspectives and a frequent speaker and panelist at HMG Strategy, CDM Media, CIO Perspectives, and Landmark Ventures technology summits. Entrup has also been a guest speaker and lecturer at Fordham Business School, Ohio University, Women in Technology International (WITI), and the Levin Institute.