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Paul Melcher

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Entrepreneur, ImageDirect ( acquired by Getty Images) and start-up veteran, Advisor, CrowdMedia and Clippn

Entrepreneur, ImageDirect ( acquired by Getty Images) and start-up veteran, Advisor, CrowdMedia and Clippn

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Involved In

Founder

Kaptur Magazine

Advisor

CrowdMedia
Clippn

Positions

CKO Zymmetrical.com April 2007 - December 2009
Director of North American Operations and Sales Rex Features ( acquired by Shutterstock) 2008 - 2008
Vice President of Sales Digital Railroad, Inc February 2006 - November 2006
Executive Vice-President and Partner ImageDirect, Inc (Acquired by Getty Images) January 2000 - December 2003
Managing Director Melcher System April 2014 - present
Member of the Board Advisor April 2014 - present
Founder / Editor Kaptur Magazine February 2014 - present
Vice President Business Development Stipple February 2011 - April 2014
Senior Editor LJP January 2011 - July 2013
Senior Vice President PictureGroup 2009 - January 2011
CKO zymmetrical April 2007 - December 2009
Director of North American Operations and Sales REX Features 2008 - 2008
Content Strategist adbynet 2007 - 2008
Head of Business Development CompassMedia 2007 - 2007
Vice President of Sales Digital Railroad February 2006 - November 2006
Director of North American Operations and Sales Hachette Filipacchi Photo Group July 2004 - January 2006
President Abaca US, Inc August 2003 - July 2004
Executive Vice-President and Partner Imagedirect January 2000 - December 2003
Director of Operations London Features International October 1999 - December 2000
Manager, International Services Corbis January 1997 - May 1999
Sales director LGI (Acquired by Corbis) 1994 - 1998
Journalist Photo Reporter 1983 - 1985

Education

Université Paris Dauphine economics 1981 - 1985
Lycee International St Germain en Laye Economy 1972 - 1981

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Content

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jerry tavin
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Come Alive Images and Founder, Young Photographers Alliance.
Paul is on the Advisory Board of my foundation.He has been advising me strategically in my businesses.He has helped me in marketing and has ... a long history and strong reputation in our industry.He is an excellent advisor.
Gerald Holubowicz
We worked together  •  Interactive documentary - lead teacher, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and Interactive journalism - Part-time Teacher, Sciences Po.
I've known Paul for a long time now and he always provided me advices and encouragement when I needed the most. He has an excellent analytic ... approach and knows when to listen in order to give the best feedback possible. I trust his judgement and experience in business strategy and development.
Joe Pereira
We worked together  •  Founder and Search Architect, Zeitera and Co Founder, Architect, zample.
Paul is experienced in the business and technology of digital media, specially photography. He has a great network and enables quick strateg ... y evaluations; and helps translate to execution on product and partnerships. He has high energy and is a positive force.
Lee Corkran
We worked together  •  Sr Director of Omnichannel, Academy Sports + Outdoors. Previously Vice President, Interactive Marketing, GlowSpring Interactive.
His deeply insightful into the mechanics that drive business and markets, and his expertise in the digital content, delivery and publishing ... world is valuable and rare. He's also a bias towards execution and results, the key element in building and growing any business.
Marc Wendell
We worked together  •  Senior Product Manager, iHeartRadio. Previously Product Manager, Getty Images.
Paul is a very seasoned tech exec, entrepreneur and photo industry veteran. He'd be an asset to any early stage startup or later stage compa ... ny looking to accelerate growth.
Mick Magsino
We worked together  •  Director Of Entertainment Sales & Assignments, Sipa USA. Previously Founder & President, ELEVATION PHOTOS. NYU grad.
Paul Melcher's experience in a myriad of media start-ups over the course of the last decade and beyond has been impressive to say the least. ... Paul's knowledge of cutting edge technology products and companies in the media space is second to none. I vouch for Paul not only because he was and continues to be a mentor for me professionally but also a great resource and friend to talk to about where the industry is going and where it is headed.
Mick Reed
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Clippn and Founder, Sasco Media & eLearning.
Paul combines the strategic vision of a key business partner with the inquisitive mind of a journalist. A creative thinker, Paul draws from ... a wealth of experience and contacts to give rare insight into opportunities and risks.
Martin Roldan
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO, CrowdMedia and Co-Founder and CEO, Ejenio. Michigan State grad. Université Laval grad.
Paul has a very astute understanding of the online photo/video market. He is super knowledgable on the topic and he isn't shy on activating ... his network when he believes in a product.

Gerald Holubowicz
We worked together  •  Interactive documentary - lead teacher, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and Interactive journalism - Part-time Teacher, Sciences Po.
Gerald brings creative perspective to any project he is involved with, a clear outside the box thinker and has the persistence to bring it t ... o a successful completion.

Martin Roldan
Co-Founder and CEO, CrowdMedia and Co-Founder and CEO, Ejenio. Michigan State grad. Université Laval grad.
Martin is thoughtful, meticulous, persistent, analytic as well as creative, inventive and playful. He is also a great leader and a careful l ... istener. In other words, the perfect foundations for a very successful entrepreneur.

Jeff Vespa
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, Creative Director, Verge and Co-Founder, Photographer, WireImage.
Jeff has already proven that he has a natural talent for creating and bringing to fruition successful companies. He has the focus, creative ... energy and drive to succeed in everything he starts.