David Aeschliman – Auctioneer at DAV Auctions
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been serving the military community for over one hundred years. Their mission is to enable Veterans to lead high-quality lives with dignity and respect.
DVA Auctions were the first online livestock sales platform, offering cattle, horse, Boer goat, lamb and land sales across North America.
Early Life and Education
David was raised in a small town of West Central New Jersey. At nine years old, he began cooking but soon after switched to art. To further pursue it, David attended classes at the Arts Students League of New York and collaborated with Utah artist Steven Lee Adams.
He went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a joint degree in Economics and Art History. In 2013, he joined Sotheby’s as Head of Contemporary Department and Co-Head of Marquee sales; additionally, his role includes overseeing efforts by the company to identify and champion emerging art markets. Through his leadership role at several landmark Sotheby’s auctions – including The Macklowe Collection which achieved $922 million across 2021-2022 – he has contributed significantly towards success in these fields.
David Aeschliman has demonstrated consistent professionalism and timely completion of auctions throughout his professional career, enabling him to conduct six-figure benefit auctions, sell thousands of personal property items and auction real estate. Thanks to these qualities, he has earned the trust of clients worldwide.
David has over three decades of expertise in bankruptcy and business liquidation auctions. He specializes in aiding court-appointed receivers, assignees and liquidating trustees with the setup and management of these auctions.
David has had a successful auctioneering career, raising thousands of dollars for nonprofit organizations such as Childhaven, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Works and Museum of Flight. Notorious for his wry sense of humor and warmhearted generosity under pressure, David is an invaluable asset to any organization that requires an expert auctioneer and emcee who knows how to lead things towards greater heights.
Achievements and Honors
DAV boasts an impressive list of accomplishments, including 70 institutions of higher learning; numerous community service initiatives; 560 DAV public schools and 85 government-aided schools; as well as one of India’s most innovative and efficient student assessment and tracking systems.
DAV Education Services are widely regarded as India’s best value-for-money educational products and services, boasting cutting edge educational technology combined with hard work that has seen DAV become one of India’s most successful learning institutions. A recent survey ranked DAV among the top 5 universities nationwide when it came to quality of instruction and student enrollment numbers. DAV’s focus on making its students more employable, intelligenter and healthier has earned it recognition as a major provider of vocational training services across the nation.
Dave Hester was raised surrounded by antiques and collectibles, following in his father’s footsteps. An avid train collector, Dave frequently visited auctions to purchase valuable items.
He was an avid collector of trucks and motorcycles. In 2011, he opened Newport Consignment Gallery and Rags to Riches thrift store in Costa Mesa for business purposes.
He was an exemplary man of selflessness and philanthropy, dedicating his time to numerous charitable causes. In addition to donating two vintage tractors to the historic Wagner Farm Heritage Museum, he raised funds through auctions for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). A loving husband and father, his smile always shone no matter what life had in store – he will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Dav Auction is a successful reality television star and businessman best known for his role as Storage Wars on A&E Network.
His net worth has reached $4 million, which largely stems from his auction hunting career and other business endeavors.
His fame also stems from his frequent appearances on A&E’s popular series – Storage Wars. While he caused some controversy along the way, he remains one of its most successful cast members.
Hester owns several successful businesses, such as Newport Consignment Gallery and Rags to Riches Thrift Store. Additionally, he owns several luxury vehicles. He resides in a luxurious home located in Westminster, California.