Over three decades of experience assisting Fine Art and New Tech Ventures with launching and expanding their firms.
Purcell Galleries of Art
Ferris State University
“We hired Novasearch Consultants to design a new technology-driven entrepreneurship program for the Rapid Response Advanced Manufacturing program currently in the process of growing the capabilities of the North American Advanced Manufacturing Research and Education Initiative (NAAMREI) based out of the University of Texas Pan American. Sr. Partners, Zella and Brian Hannum were the chief consultants. Their plan was immediately accepted, and has now grown to be an inclusive program bringing academia, economic development organizations, and governments from Brownsville to Laredo, Texas together to promote economic growth through advanced manufacturing superiority. Their plan is the basis for the strategic plan of this vibrant movement."
Dr. John Lloyd, Director Rapid Response Manufacturing Center UTPA
In conjunciton with NAAMREI & Rio South TX Economic Council
“Zella choreographed master jade sculptor, Lyle Sopel’s 25th Anniversary Event. We initially engaged her services for a six-month period leading up to this event. Zella reviewed our prior buyer’s list, purchase history, current art inventory, and original plans and then worked with us during our retreat to develop an ambitious action plan with pivotal departures from our original plans. She provided concrete creative ideas for the execution of this event from recommendations on the show invitations, theme that resonated with the art and artist; she crafted the PR angle, and much more. She especially did a superb job of emceeing this watershed event whereby we grossed over $350,000 in one weekend. This significantly exceeded our expectations.
Since that time, we have used her services on several occasions and have always had rewarding results. Our last successful collaboration was with the International Art Business Symposium 2013 which was held in tandem with ArtPrize on the beautiful downtown campus of Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD).”
Colette Gauthier, Marketing Manager, Sopel Studios Inc.
"When we started working together, I had over twenty years of experience selling fine art and already grossed seven figure revenues per year. But just one year of working with you, and I doubled my sales! This just goes to show -- you can teach an old dog new tricks."
Mark Smith, Co-Founder & Co-Owner Greenhouse Fine Art Gallery
"Every single art consultant at least doubled their sales.... and one quintupled!"
Michael Azevedo, General Manager, Lahaina Fine Art Galleries