A former consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Douglas was eager to explore other entrepreneurial passions and left consulting to join the family antiques business with the goal of bringing the showroom online in 2004. After much success, yet seeing many other dealers struggle to adapt to online marketing and sales, Douglas decided to teach what he had learned and The HighBoy was born. "We want to ensure the longevity and vibrancy of an industry, and its members, that we're passionate about, and very much invested in personally. That is why we exist." Douglas is a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts.
Growing up traveling through the antiques markets of the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires, Olga has become an expert in European art and antiques and has earned the respect of dealers and clients worldwide for her keen eye and exceptional taste. A polyglot and Europhile, Olga is determined to reinterpret the industry for a new generation. Olga graduated from Davidson College.
Matthew T. Meehan
President and Owner of MTM Management, a property holding and management company. Matthew's business and marketing background lend a key piece of the puzzle to The HighBoy team. Growing up with a love of antiques, inspired by his family's successful antiques stores across Georgia, as well as vivid memories of attending auctions, galleries, and estate sales, Matthew naturally became a passionate collector. His current home features his extensive collection of art and antiques from around the world. Matthew is also the proud co-Founder and Executive Director of an orphanage in India.
As Creative Director, Lucía leads The HighBoy's brand strategy and creative execution, as well as digital and integrated marketing initiatives. Lucía has media agency experience, managing various international consumer product driven campaigns that specialize in Latin American markets. A skilled painter and video journalist, after years in the corporate world, Lucía desired to truly make an imprint on developing business in the arts and joined The HighBoy. The Uruguayan native graduated from the University of Florida with a M.A. International Business, M.S. in Management, B.A. in Political Science, and B.S. in Telecommunications.
President and CEO of one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies, Rod is also one of the partners and driving business forces behind the success of The Highboy. Combined with a keen eye and love for the arts, his 30+ years of building businesses from scratch make him an asset to The Highboy team. His vast art collections have been featured in magazines and books across the world. A true Philanthropist, Rod also dedicates his time and serves for more than 20 boards and organizations across the United States. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Rod Hildebrant calls Coral Gables, Florida his home.
John W. Chidsey
John Chidsey is the executive chairman of Red Book Connect, an integrated platform that provides essential managerial solutions to the service industry.
Previously, John was the chairman and CEO of Burger King Corporation where he served as president and CFO as well as other senior level positions from 2004 to 2011. Prior to Burger King, John served as chairman and CEO for two corporate divisions at Cendant: the Vehicle Services Division, which included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express, and the Financial Services Division, a division that included Jackson Hewitt. He is a board member of Norwegian Cruise Lines, Instawares Holding Company, HealthSouth, and Davidson College. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Georgia Bar Association. John holds a M.B.A degree in finance and accounting and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University, as well as a BA degree from Davidson College.
Lewis "Mike" Eidson
Injury attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson has been involved in leadership roles in many of the most important product liability cases in the United States during the past three decades. A cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina, Mike entered law practice in 1974 with Colson Hicks Eidson, where he is currently the president of the firm. He studied at Warwick University in Coventry, England, served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army following college, attended Emory University Law School where he was a Lamar Scholar. Mike co-endowed the Kessler Eidson Trial Technique Program at Emory University in addition to endowing scholarships at Emory and AAJ to encourage women to pursue trial practice for a career. Mike's commitment to the arts and public service has benefitted Miami-Dade County where he serves as Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and past-president of the Miami City Ballet. He has received many awards through the years for his service to the arts and to other charities, among them the Kristi House and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.