RM Auctions President and COO Ian Kelleher headlines the October 15 meeting.

Following a successful and entertaining Test Days, monthly meetings resume Thursday, October 15th, with a presentation on the collectible-car market and the associated auction business by Ian Kelleher, president and chief operating officer of RM Auctions.

The program begins with a noon reception followed by lunch, Kelleher’s talk and a question-and-answer session at the usual venue, the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for guests.

Kelleher’s bio:

Ian Kelleher began his automotive career following his formative education, graduating with a B.A in Political Science from Oberlin College. As the son of an automotive engineer, he followed his roots and began his tenure in the auction industry at Christie’s working as a specialist in the Motor Car Department. In 2000, Ian joined RM Auctions and immediately assisted in the continued development of the company’s auction catalogues, marketing and corporate image. Over the years Ian has overseen most of the estate and private collection auctions, including the Nick Alexander Woodie Collection, Icons of Speed & Style, Carail, The Gene Ponder Collection, The John McMullen Collection, The Art Astor Collection and Joe’s Garage. He has also managed RM’s frequent forays into different areas of collecting, such as the unique Brucker Collection of ‘Kustom Kulture’ icons. Ian is the President and Chief Operating Officer of RM Auctions.