Vani Krishnamurthy: Founder and CEO
Vani is passionate about enabling artists to realize their commercial potential. Her training as a professional dancer, combined with her business education and experiences, have enabled her to spend over a decade as a translator, moderator, and messenger between artists and their audiences. She founded a consulting firm for arts organizations, collaborating with clients such as Lincoln Center, World Music Institute, and visual artists from around the world. Prior to this, she worked at top-tier consulting firms such as Bain & Company and The Boston Consulting Group. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, received a Fulbright to India to study temple art and architecture, and has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and an inordinate number of crayons, markers, and paintbrushes. What would she CoCo? An impressionist painting that depicts her perusing a medieval dance site in southern India, the most special of her field visits during her Fulbright.
Kerry Thompson, Director of Marketing
Kerry joins CoCo Gallery as the Director of Marketing with a focus on test and learn. In her previous roles she worked to optimize test and learn strategies across businesses as well as acquisition and retention marketing. She started her career in children's publishing and then moved on to work at digital agency. Her longest role was at The New York Times as a part of the digital subscription launch, followed by optimizing the test and learn program. She's happiest at the beach with her son and dog.
What would she CoCo? It's a toss up between a portrait of her son and dog and her favorite place in Newport, Rhode Island.