Co-Founder & CEO, CODAworx
Toni Sikes is the founder of three art companies, and currently serves as CEO of CODAworx, the global leader in commissioned art, is a professional network for artists, design professionals, and industry resources. CODAworx provides members with a platform to showcase their projects, connect and collaborate with other creative professionals, and earn recognition for these collaborations. It serves a worldwide community and facilitates transactions with a variety of tools and services.
Sikes has spent her 30-year career connecting artists to their best markets. In 1985, she founded The Guild Sourcebooks as a publisher of directories to connect artists with design professionals and help those artists find greater markets for their work. In 1998, she founded Artful Home, a pioneer ecommerce company that brings the work of artists directly to consumers. Today, Artful Home is the largest retailer of artist-created home furnishings in the U.S.
Toni Sikes is considered a thought leader on the key role that artists and artwork play in placemaking, communications and storytelling, community and corporate engagement, and the creation of ideas in the workplace. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Alabama and an M.S. in Market Research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.