Stock photo licensing coop Stocksy – launched a year ago by industry vet Bruce Livingstone – has announced ‘impressive growth, profitability and the appointment of a new CEO’, Brianna Wettlaufer and CTO, Richard Brown.
They say: After only one year Stocksy and its co-op members have achieved profitability with this innovative new business model. With a growing co-op membership estimated to reach 1,000 this year, Stocksy boasts some of the industry’s best photographers, in addition to up-and-coming tastemakers from social media.
A founder and former vice president at iStockphoto, Stocksy’s new CEO Brianna Wettlaufer, brings over 10 years of leadership and innovation to her role. Brianna led iStockphoto in its evolution of an industry leading ingestion methodology for onboarding photographers and fostering their craft. She was also responsible for the community outreach, creative research, events and mentor programs that paved the way for iStock’s growth and eventual acquisition by Getty Images. “Stocksy is leading the way for photographers by bringing real people, in real places, doing real things, to designers everywhere”, said Brianna Wettlaufer, “I look forward to continuing to leverage our unparalleled curated aesthetic, fair and ethical business practices, simplified pricing structure for buyers and our simple, elegant, easy to use website that saves time for buyers”.
Richard Brown brings close to 15 years of experience managing large teams of IT professionals to his new role. “I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to push the technical boundaries in the stock photography space and to help shape a tool that allows both buyers and sellers to get what they need as quickly as possible.
As part of this change, Stocksy announced former CEO, Bruce Livingstone has moved to the position of Chairman of the Board.