I am writing this to commend Assistant Art Auctioneer Mario. I have been on 17 cruises and purchased art on almost all of them. My dad and I were so impressed with him that I purchased another piece of art.
I watched him "work the room." He remembered potential buyers by name and also remembered which pieces they showed interest in. After a brief conversation, he approached me with exactly the piece I had in mind. His professionalism and recall was uncanny.
Mario demonstrates all the qualities of a good employee and a great auctioneer. He is a caring professional who puts people at ease. As you know, many individuals have never purchased art and are very leery. He handles them in such a way that they were not reluctant to make purchases.
To reiterate, congratulations to Park West for having such a stellar employee.