International Auctioneer

unparalleled energy
and professionalism

CK Swett, a California native and Duke University graduate, began his career in the auction world in 2006, and has worked at Christie’s, Phillips and Heritage during the intervening eighteen years. 

CK’s charity auctioneering efforts since 2010 have yielded more than $100 million across more than 750 events that support everything from school children in Malawi and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to public schools in Manhattan and the American Cancer Society.

Hailed by the New York Times as having “managed to shake up the staid world of auctioneering,” CK set the world auction record for boxing memorabilia in February 2012, selling the gloves Muhammad Ali wore during his 1965 fight against Floyd Patterson for $1.1 million on behalf of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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For charities worldwide since 2010

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Conducted globally

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Conducting charity auctions and paddle raises

Somehow, you always find a way. You are a master of your craft and I continue to be in awe of your brilliance. Thank you for your essential role in helping make last night a resounding success. Thank you also for the time you take to get to know the speakers and absorb the work we do. Your authentic passion for and belief in the mission makes a huge difference.
Sandy S.
Children's Rights
I don't think we can possibly thank you enough for all that you did for us. Yes, we knew you would be an incredible auctioneer - and we got so many compliments about your work - but the support, the wise counsel and all the extra help we got from you will never be forgotten. You are truly the best.
Cathy C.
Ama Foundation
I cannot thank you enough. I have been to hundreds of benefits and seen many auctioneers, but I have never experienced someone taking the time to get to know an organization as you did; and to speak so passionately about our work as well. Thank you for making the evening such a success in so many ways.
Phoebe B.
Children's Aid NYC
Truly, the event would not have been the resounding success that it was – our most successful Gala ever, an appellation befitting our 50th Anniversary Celebration – without the dedication and generosity of a lot of people, especially you...people loved your style and approach, and clearly it made an impact on the level of contributions. All in all, we’re thrilled with our decision to work with you and hope that you enjoyed the experience as well.
Tom G.
Equal Access to Justice