Tiffany Kruse, VP of Sales and co-founder of Republic Auctions, is the eldest daughter of Daniel Kruse, co-founder of Kruse International, was quite literally born into the collector car industry.
She began running clerk tickets at the age of five at the inaugural Auburn Labor Day weekend auction. Spending summers on the road with her father, she held every position from ring clerk to ringman to auctioneer throughout her years of training before moving into the office and lastly operations, eventually growing into the position of chief of operations for Dan Kruse Classics. She attended both the Missouri School of Auctioneering and Reppert’s School of Auctioneering, as well as, being trained in the art of valuation by the International Society of Appraisers.
Tiffany is excited to finally step out on her own with the formation of The Republic Auction Company knowing that she will be combining the many years of knowledge entrusted to her by her father, family, mentors and friends inside the classic car auction business.
Sean Fullerton, CEO and co-founder of Republic Auctions, has been starting and managing innovative businesses for over 25 years. Spanning from IT services to retail, health, and digital media, his entrepreneurial efforts are now focused on the collector car market. He has received numerous local awards for business acumen and has served in volunteer positions in the community.
Sean's history with the automobile industry goes back to his early childhood where family raced in SCCA events and has carried over to the next generation as Sean's children race karts in Tulsa and at regional races across the US. He has carried a passion for cars with his particular favorite being the 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo in Arena Red.