CONVERSE AUCTIONS is solely owned and operated by M. Todd Converse. Todd brings fifteen years of experience, an appreciation of beautiful things, and tech savvy marketing to Converse Auctions. His family’s ancestral crest is proudly displayed in the logo, representing Todd’s respect for history and commitment to fair trade and customer satisfaction.


The Converse team is made up trusted friends with professional know how. Todd hand-picked his team for their expertise and compatibility, making for a friendly welcoming environment.  

M. Todd Converse Owner & CEO

Todd grew up on the Philadelphia Main Line, surrounded by fine antiques and trained by his father in the craft of antique clock repair. He went to Conestoga High School, majored in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, and has made his home back in the Philadelphia area. Todd’s innovative business sense led him be an early adopter of internet marketing for the antiques business and keeps him on the forefront of current tech trends. That, combined with his respectful treatment of his team, his customers, and his consignors makes Converse Auctions a pleasure to do business with. He’s hoping that one day his son Grey will join the family business.

Lisa Gagliardi
Manager & Social Media Expert

Todd and Lisa have been friends since Conestoga High School days. Lisa lived in New York and Hong Kong and had a thriving business in Social Media Marketing. When Todd heard she had moved back to the area, he contacted her to provide Social Media expertise for Converse Auctions. The excitement of being surrounded by beautiful and unique things, as well as wanting to help Todd grow his business, convinced Lisa to join the team.

Debra Rosenblum Photographer & Graphic Designer

Debra has known Todd most of his life. She grew up in the jewelry business in Texas and her educational background is in fine art. Debra freelanced for Todd’s family’s antique business as a photographer, stylist, graphic designer, and writer. She continues to be a valued team member in Converse Auctions.

Converse Auctions has moved to a brand new gallery space!
1 Spring Street, Paoli, PA 19301
We are located on historic Lancaster Avenue in Paoli, PA between S. Valley Road and Paoli Pike, next to Wawa. For information, call 610-722-9004 or email


CONVERSE has friendly, personalized service that goes beyond the status quo- we offer expertise and a great sales record. With the launch of the first Converse website in 1995 and our first online auction in 2009, Converse Auctions continues to combine traditional business acumen with the latest marketing technology. CONVERSE offers all the convenience of a local business with personalized service combined with an international presence, so your items can generate competitive bidding and maximize your returns. CONVERSE emphasizes expert promotion, accurate cataloging, fine photography and aggressive promotion of sales through print and internet advertising, social media, press releases, direct mail and email to our worldwide group of collectors and dealers. The CONVERSE customer list now includes an extensive network of over 20,000 people from all around the world.

An Important Message From M. Todd Converse