Founder & Chief Learning Officer
Brian Graves is Founder and Chief Learning Officer at EBTH, where he uses his extensive knowledge of history, antique valuation and authentication to help maximize value for EBTH clients. A longtime collector and a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, Brian founded EBTH in 2008 with Jacquie, after years spent buying, refurbishing and reselling antiques in his spare time. His passion for architecture, design, and history has been channeled into a rigorous study of how to identify, price, and market antiques, making him an excellent resource for EBTH’s special interest and high profile sales. Before EBTH, Brian led application development and assisted with quality improvement for the Emergency Medicine Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: An original oil on canvas by self-taught painter Harry Aiken Vincent
Founder & Chief Development Officer
Jacquie Denny is Founder and Chief Development Officer at EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE (EBTH). She launched EBTH in 2008 with partner Brian Graves, after 20 years at the helm of a Cincinnati-based estate sale business called Sorting It Out. Through that venture, she identified a need for a white-glove service that could help families during lifestyle transitions by selling all of their items at true market value. As EBTH has evolved into a global digital platform, the desire to ensure clients receive a fair compensation for their collections remains Jacquie’s top priority. Before her first estate sale venture, Jacquie worked in corporate training and sales management at Avon cosmetics and attended the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: A vintage Miriam Haskell-signed brooch with pearlized beads.
Chief Executive Officer
Andy Nielsen is President and CEO of EBTH. Since joining the company in 2012, Andy has led the company to more than 1,100% growth and been instrumental in raising $84.5 million in venture capital. Under his leadership, the company has expanded from 1 to 21 markets, has grown to 1,000+ employees and been named one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55 and one of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private companies. In 2014, Ernst and Young named Andy an Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to EBTH, Andy helped launch Riverstone Development Group, a multi-family development and construction company. Andy holds an MBA from Xavier University and a BA from Miami University.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: A red 1973 VW camper with flame detailing.
Chief Business Officer
Jon Nielsen, Partner and Chief Business Officer, leads EBTH’s innovation and new business division. An entrepreneur since childhood, Jon started his first company at the age of 23 and has passionately pursued business building since. Jon and his partners have led EBTH’s rapid growth (2,000% +) over the past five years while pursuing rapid national expansion. Together, they’ve driven EBTH to a team of nearly 1,000 people operating in over 21 cities across the nation - reaching buyers in over 150 countries. Today, Jon and his team are responsible for identifying and building radical and breakthrough products and service offerings, ensuring that EBTH maintains its position as industry leader. Jon is a graduate of Miami University and is actively involved in the school’s entrepreneurship program and Cincinnati’s startup community.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: a 1972 BMW R60/5 Motorcycle
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Reynolds has been Partner and Chief Operating Officer at EBTH since May 2012. He brings decades of financial and management experience to the company, where he leads fundraising and venture capital rounds, business intelligence initiatives, organizational performance, risk management and fraud detection. A Certified Public Accountant, Mike is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has certification in Theory of Constraints and Lean Theory. Prior to joining EBTH, he served as CFO of Million Air and The Nielsen Company (now part of RR Donnelley), and was President of Freedom Boat Club.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: Dale Chihuly dark red sculpture from the Venetian series.
Chief Brand Officer
Mandana Dayani joined EBTH in 2015 as Chief Brand Officer to lead brand strategy, marketing and partnerships, merchandising and global communications. Before coming to EBTH, Mandana served as Vice President of Rachel Zoe, Inc., a role from which she brings extensive experience leading and growing businesses through licensing, digital media, business development, and strategic partnerships. She began her career as an attorney at Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm. Mandana holds a JD from USC Gould School of Law and a BA from the University of Southern California.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: An original Andy Warhol silkscreen of Mick Jagger
Chief Technology Officer
Bobby Uhlenbrock, Chief Technology Officer of EBTH, has been working for startups and digital agencies since 1998. He first collaborated with EBTH in 2012, when as a partner at a digital agency, he helped build the company’s first online platform. He joined EBTH full time in 2014 and is responsible for EBTH’s global auction platform and overseeing the evolution of the user experience. The recipient of several ADDY awards, Bobby is one of the organizers of the QC Merge Conference and has served as an adjunct professor at Miami University of Ohio.
Favorite EBTH item of all time: A signed Alberto Giacometti bronze table lamp.