Brook Hazelton

President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Digital Reasoning

New York, NY


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I am an experienced luxury and technology executive, with a strong management and investment background, driving growth for leading global businesses.

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Work experience

2020 - Present

Digital Reasoning

President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Leader of all commercial operations for global Artificial Intelligence business backed by $120m+ from major investors. • Responsible for day to day management of ~200 person team across 5 offices worldwide. • Organizing leader of executive team, setting corporate objectives and driving achievement. • During 2020, implemented strategic shift, raised capital, and closed merger transaction.


2019 - Present


Chairman, Advisory Board


2015 - 2019


President, Americas

Senior Executive responsible for managing North and South American operations of world’s largest art company. • Reporting to global CEO, oversaw all client-facing activities and led 700 staff in 11 offices across six countries. • Rationalized cost base by 20%, then oversaw profitable growth to $3.2b in sales while expanding market leadership. • Chaired Americas Executive Committee, Immediate Business Forum, Client Strategy and Client Engagement Committees. • Served as officer on all corporate entities; permanent member of Global Executive Committee and Commercial Office.

2010 - 2014

St James Partners


Co-founder of private investment firm focused on ownership and active management of luxury-related businesses. • Completed 14 investments into high-end brands, partnering with management to grow sales and cash flow.


2005 - 2009


Chief Executive Officer

Global head of art company. Led turnaround, profitably selling $320m annually and growing sales from $13m to $57m. • Implemented partnership structure, brought in minority investor and negotiated majority sale. • Responsible for all operations, marketing, HR, finance, client service, legal and business development matters. • Introduced equity ownership plan, bonus and commission schemes, budgeting process, and employee reviews. • Head of in-house auctioneer selection and development program; conducted major auctions in Europe and US.


2003 - 2004

Goldman Sachs


Graduated first from training program, independently set up $2m+ accounts and provided investment management services. • Exceeded management targets for new business acquisition; led community service and university recruiting teams.


1998 - 2001

The Carlyle Group


Worked directly with European fund head to originate, analyze, negotiate, and structure private equity investments. • Conducted due diligence, built financial models, and executed full range of transaction activities across 12 countries.

1996 - 1997

James D Wolfensohn


Member of 4-person team with $6b in completed transactions. Recruiting coordinator and sports league captain. • Performed analyses to plan and execute successful acquisitions, minority investments, joint ventures and IPOs.


2001 - 2003

Harvard Business School

MBA, Business

1993 - 1996

Princeton University

BA, Political Economy

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