PicScout Signs Dan Heller as Vice President of Marketing

May 18, 2009

HERZELIYA, Israel, May 18 /PRNewswire/ — PicScout Ltd., the market leader in image-recognition technology with its Image-Tracker(TM) service, today announced the appointment of Dan Heller as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining PicScout, Heller has been an analyst and consultant for the photo industry. He is most well-known for his blog, danheller.blogspot.com, and his four books on running a photography business. His own stock photography site, www.danheller.com, was one of the earliest to license images exclusively online, and still gathers close to 15,000 visitors a day.

“Dan’s experience and strategic vision within the photo industry perfectly complements PicScout’s management team and direction at this time,” said Offir Gutelzon, CEO and Co-founder at PicScout. “His technological background and business development make him a perfect fit for leading our marketing strategy within a technology-centric company as we embark on the next important milestone in global growth with our industry-leading image-recognition platform.”

Heller has a degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has been a veteran at early high-tech start-ups such as Sun Microsystems and O’Reilly & Associates. In 1990, he started his own company, Z-Code Software, where he created the first commercially-available email system based entirely on Internet protocols.

Heller turned to photography in the mid-1990s as a hobby. “But then it became clear the internet was going to redefine the entire industry, and I had to be a part of it. Consulting was fine, but my real passion is in building companies, and PicScout is perfect for that. They have a strong, innovative technology, with an incredible team,” Heller added.

About PicScout

Founded in late 2002, PicScout (www.picscout.com) is the leader in image copyright solutions. Our leading image recognition and image tracking solution, Image Tracker, helps image owners identify where their images are being used. PicScout works in partnership with the world’s most prestigious image copyright holders. The company offers a line of image copyright solutions that meet the needs of stock photography agencies, professional photographers, publishers and image buyers. All our solutions are based on proprietary patent-pending technologies.

PicScout is a financially independent, privately held company with offices in San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL and Herzeliya, Israel.

    For more information please contact:
    Dan Heller, VP Marketing
    Tel: +1-415-874-3222
    Email: dan.heller@picscout.com
    Laura Aviram, Marketing Manager
    Tel: +972-9-954-8005
    Email: laura.aviram@picscout.com


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