Pond5 Names Jason Teichman New CEO

Posted on 8/9/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Pond5, the world’s largest provider of royalty-free stock videos, music tracks and sound effects, as well as millions of photos, has announced the appointment of Jason Teichman as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. In this role, Teichman will help the company continue to accelerate its growth by scaling its creative marketplace, leveraging its unique relationship with the artist community, and furthering its investments in emerging media such as drone footage and 360-degree video.

With an industry-leading 5.7 million video clips, and 1 million music tracks and sound effects from 60,000 artists worldwide, Pond5 is the premier source for high-quality licensable media content. Brands like Netflix, Google, VICE, Uber, Wieden+Kennedy, and musical artists such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Kenny Chesney, rely on Pond5 as an essential part of their creative process. Every day nearly 5,000 videos are added to the marketplace, many of which are available exclusively to Pond5.

“Jason’s proven track record for scaling creative businesses, innovating product offerings, and driving double-digit growth makes him the perfect fit,” said Pond5 board member and Google VP Torrence Boone.  

Teichman brings with him more than two decades of experience in running digital media businesses, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Web.com Group (NASDAQ: WEB). Under his tenure, the company achieved a 300% growth rate and nearly $1 billion in market capitalization. While he was there, Teichman enabled businesses big and small to tap into a platform of creative services and online marketing solutions to drive their growth. Prior to joining Web.com, Teichman served in executive leadership roles at Register.com, before its sale to Web.com, and American Express, as General Manager for their Card Services Division.

“What we’re seeing across channels like Facebook, Snapchat, and Netflix is an unprecedented growth in video consumption, at a rate where supply can no longer keep up with demand,” said Teichman. “New reports suggest that as early as 2017, video will account for almost 70 percent of all consumer internet traffic. These channels require high-quality footage with rapid turnaround times, making Pond5 a go-to partner. Pond5’s unique relationship with its artist community and its pioneering investments in video, audio, and traditional and emerging media, is what attracted me to the company.”

To learn more about Pond5’s team and products, visit Pond5.com.

Copyright © 2016 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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