Our Team

Jaime DeGroot, Principal Jaime founded DeGroot Fine Art after more than a decade working in arts advising and administration. Utilizing her Master’s degree in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jaime creates meaningful connections between her clients and vast network of artists, galleries, and vendors. Her unique combination of spirit, art savvy, and innovation helps to lead any charge.

Jaime DeGroot, Principal

Jaime founded DeGroot Fine Art after more than a decade working in arts advising and administration. Utilizing her Master’s degree in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jaime creates meaningful connections between her clients and vast network of artists, galleries, and vendors. Her unique combination of spirit, art savvy, and innovation helps to lead any charge.

Keiko Levon, Consultant Since earning her degree in Art History from Wheaton College, Keiko has worked as an art advisor for over 8 years. She is certified in Artifact Collection Care through the University of Chicago and has spent her tenure assisting private clients in their search for acquisitions and becoming adept at managing large-scale corporate art collections. She exudes elegance and the highest level of professionalism in everything she does.

Keiko Levon, Consultant

Since earning her degree in Art History from Wheaton College, Keiko has worked as an art advisor for over 8 years. She is certified in Artifact Collection Care through the University of Chicago and has spent her tenure assisting private clients in their search for acquisitions and becoming adept at managing large-scale corporate art collections. She exudes elegance and the highest level of professionalism in everything she does.

Julia Sobieraj, Project Manager Julia specializes in project development, management, and art research for the company. She has an exceptional eye for detail, incredible memory, and genuine passion for art that make her a brilliant asset to any team. After earning her degree in Studio Art and Art History from the College of William and Mary, Julia spent time working at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Julia Sobieraj, Project Manager

Julia specializes in project development, management, and art research for the company. She has an exceptional eye for detail, incredible memory, and genuine passion for art that make her a brilliant asset to any team. After earning her degree in Studio Art and Art History from the College of William and Mary, Julia spent time working at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

 
Claire Warner & Sam Vinz, Certified Appraisers Sam Vinz and Claire Warner are certified in fine art appraisal in 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Design. Claire is a graduate from Denison University with a BA in Art History and was a specialist in 20th Century and Contemporary Design with Wright Auction, Chicago. Sam is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and completed his MA in Art Business from Sotheby's London. He has worked with Phillip’s de Pury, Carpenter's Workshop Gallery and Chase Art Companies. 

Claire Warner & Sam Vinz, Certified Appraisers

Sam Vinz and Claire Warner are certified in fine art appraisal in 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Design. Claire is a graduate from Denison University with a BA in Art History and was a specialist in 20th Century and Contemporary Design with Wright Auction, Chicago. Sam is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and completed his MA in Art Business from Sotheby's London. He has worked with Phillip’s de Pury, Carpenter's Workshop Gallery and Chase Art Companies. 

 
Lauren Iacoponi, Junior Consultant Lauren is spending this summer exploring her interest in arts administration with the company as she works towards her Master’s of Fine Art from Northern Illinois University. She brings with her many fresh ideas for moving business forward, an arsenal of social marketing skills, and a delightful enthusiasm that seemingly knows no limits.

Lauren Iacoponi, Junior Consultant

Lauren is spending this summer exploring her interest in arts administration with the company as she works towards her Master’s of Fine Art from Northern Illinois University. She brings with her many fresh ideas for moving business forward, an arsenal of social marketing skills, and a delightful enthusiasm that seemingly knows no limits.