Senior executive from INVISION, Ansira will lead engineering and infrastructure at fast-growing online gallery provider
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, today announced the appointment of John Parks as its Chief Information Officer. With three decades of information technology experience, Parks brings deep expertise in IT strategy, product development, infrastructure services, technology assessment, and program implementation.
“I’m thrilled to join a team that has such a laser focus on empowering photographers to build successful, sustainable businesses,” said Parks. “I look forward to guiding the product and engineering teams at this key moment when ShootProof is investing in innovation that leverages consumer engagement with professional photographers.”
In addition to his core skills in Product Development, Parks also has a strong background in security and compliance and understands how to implement pragmatic and effective controls without burdening the organization in excessive red tape.
“We’re excited to welcome John to the ShootProof family,” said Steve Marshall, Chief Executive Officer. “’I’ve been fortunate to know John for over two decades and have witnessed his tremendous ability to foster a culture of continuous improvement that delivers clear value to customers.”
Most recently Parks was the CIO at Ansira, responsible for Product, Engineering, Infrastructure, Enterprise Systems and Security. Prior to that, he helped grow INVISION from 5 employees to over 120 with its technology managing $10 billion in sales and billing for the largest media companies before it was sold to Mediaocean in 2016. Parks began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), cutting his teeth as a software developer and data architect. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software, sales, and business management tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. The user-friendly platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps, and deliver a better client experience with digital downloads, proofing, printing, and more. ShootProof serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries. ShootProof powered photographers have earned over $610 million in commission-free sales through the platform.
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