New York, 28 October 2005. Imagestate has announced that it is appointing Monica Hart as its new Chief Operating Officer and Stuart Cox as Head of Content.
Monica began her stock photography career at Adobe over ten years ago, then moved to PhotoDisc where she was instrumental in growing the European business into an attractive takeover proposition for Getty. Monica remained with Getty after the PhotoDisc takeover, then moved to Alamy, where she headed up the company’s worldwide commercial operations for almost four years, during which time she grew the business from a loss-making to profitable venture. Monica joins from Pacific Investments, where she was working on the company’s media interests.
Stuart joins Imagestate from Alamy, where he was instrumental not only in growing the contributor base and strengthening contributor relations in the US and UK but also in growing worldwide customer sales as part of Monica’s team.
In addition to these changes, the company also announced it has added over 100,000 images from worldwide contributors to its website in the past six months. It has also signed many new agents worldwide including TIPS Images, Agencja Free, TCS, Sunday Photo, Other Images and Latin Stock.
Monica commented “Imagestate was always a best seller when I was at Alamy and the company also has a lot of other fantastic new wholly-owned and exclusive third- party material, such as Hachette Fillipacchi Photos. Stuart will also bring a wealth of contacts and knowledge to the company and I look forward to working with him again.”
Jeff Shear recently resigned as MD but Imagestate is delighted to announce that he has become a non-executive director and is continuing to work with the company as a consultant advising on, and managing, technology development.
With wholly owned offices in the US and UK and representatives in over 50 countries worldwide, Imagestate (www.imagestate.com) offers rights-managed and royalty-free commercial and specialist imagery across many different categories. Contributing photographers, many of whom are award-winners, range from niche players such as Jonathan & Angela Scott, Anup Shah and Winfried Wisnieski to those offering general contemporary lifestyle, business and conceptual imagery such as George Kavanagh, Victoria Yee, Donna Day, Ann Summa, Roy McMahon and Jutta Klee. Collections, many of which are exclusive or partially exclusive to Imagestate, include Hachette Fillipacchi Photos, Pictor Green, Action Sports, F-Stop and Easy Productions.
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