Thursday, January 8, 2009

Jeff Downey Joins PicScout to Head up Sales and Business Development

San Francisco (CA, USA), JANUARY 2009 - Jeff Downey, a 20 year veteran of the photo industry, has joined the PicScout team as the Director of Sales and Business Development.

Mr. Downey has previously worked with image libraries, effectively moving them from analog to digital and developing e-commerce opportunities for businesses. His experience spans startup companies as well as market leaders such as Getty Images where he spent the last nine years streamlining operations and creating effective sales practices and tools. A native of the Chicago suburbs, he holds a Master of Science in Communication Systems, Strategies and Management from Northwestern University in Evanston IL. Throughout his career he has spoken on numerous panels focusing on changes and challenges within the photo industry.

Offir Gutelzon, CEO of PicScout, sees Mr. Downey’s industry experience and sales expertise playing a major role in the future success of the company. “Jeff’s deep understanding of the Photo Industry will benefit our customers and partners and will open up new sources of revenue with the major players in our industry. PicScout is lucky to have him as a part of the team.”

PicScout Ltd. specializes in technology enabled services to improve business of both visual assets owners and users. Founded in 2002, PicScout has offices in San Francisco, CA; Chicago, Il and Herzelia, ISRAEL.

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