Christine Zacharias is the President and Founder of Gallery 57, with over 20 years experience in product development with large retailers. Her background includes design, sourcing, importing and marketing of a wide range of product lines. After graduating with high honors from the University of Florida, she began her career as an assistant buyer. This led her to various positions that expanded her knowledge of product development. She launched an entire merchandise line for the new Islands of Adventure theme park while working at Universal Studios. During her years at the Walt Disney Company, Christine oversaw the Children’s Sleepwear category for The Disney Stores. The rapid growth of this department allowed her to be promoted quickly to a Merchandise Manager. This new position required her to travel to factories in Turkey and Egypt and combined her love of travel and work.
Her career continued at Pier 1 Imports as a Senior Buyer for various home décor departments. After her second son was born, Christine decided to pursue new opportunities outside of the corporate world. In 2010, she formed Kroll Creations as a wall art company that sold art to top retailers in the United States.
In 2016, the Gallery 57 brand was launched as an ecommerce offering of curated designs. Christine continues to grow the Gallery 57 brand as a premier brand for unique, direct to consumer wall art.
In her free time, Christine enjoys traveling with her husband and two sons. Her goal has been to see 50 countries before she turns 50. Her family shares her love of travel and always supports her in all her business endeavors.