Meet the Team: Maggie Moran
Can you tell us a little about your role and how you came to join Collectrium?
I think everyone at Collectrium wears several hats. My responsibilities include project management, data migration, client services and several others on any given occasion. The way I describe what I do to strangers as, “I come up with solutions for helping people with a lot of stuff to digitize and organize that stuff on our platform.” This means that regardless of what you come to us with: a spreadsheet, a shoebox filled with receipts or absolutely nothing, I will have a plan for how to get you onto Collectrium quickly and efficiently.
Prior to working at Collectrium, I worked as an artist, gallery director, curator, small business owner and art dealer. Each of these titles has helped me approach art management in a different way, allowing me to empathize with users and organize their collections accordingly.
What is a typical day like for you?
I like to arrive at the office around 8:30am to touch base with the UK team and get any outstanding work done before the rest of the office arrives. After that, the course of my day depends largely on the scope of current projects. If we have open data migration cases, my day likely consists of a lot of spreadsheet and process work. If we had an inventory service project, I might be photo-editing or populating an account. When there are only a few projects going on, I spend a good portion of my time trying to refine my team’s processes and tools, so we are ready for whatever we encounter next.
What might people be surprised to learn about your work?
No two collections are the same. Similarly, I’ve never received two identically formatted data sets. Everyone has their preference for column headers, data placement or image storage. I have seen collectors build their own 350 page Word documents. This means I am always on my toes coming up with better and faster ways to onboard new clients. Each solution needs to be specific to the client.
Can you tell us about recent inventory services projects?
We had a few noteworthy inventory service projects come our way this summer each one vastly different from the next. We worked with collectors who enjoy being hands-on during the process, enthusiastically bringing us items from each room as we photograph the home. There have also been clients I’ve only spoken to via their wealth managers, while photographing their artwork in a giant storage warehouse. We have flown to Miami, and stayed here in NYC. Regardless of the circumstances, the results thus far have been extremely successful, and we are able to deliver beautiful accounts for the clients to enjoy.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I spend a lot of my free time with friends and family, going out to restaurants, trying new things, etc. I also like to be active, playing volleyball, training for a half marathon and going to the gym. I try to get a good dose of exercise in my weekly routine. Other than that, I do a lot of painting and sketching whenever I’m able and enjoy a Netflix marathon as much as the next person.