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Jeff Vespa

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Founder and CEO, Creative Director, Verge and Co-Founder, Photographer, WireImage.

Founder and CEO, Creative Director, Verge and Co-Founder, Photographer, WireImage.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately
ADVISES ON

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Verge
WireImage

Positions

Founder and CEO, Creative Director Verge October 2012 - present
Co-Founder, Photographer WireImage January 2001 - present
Editor at Large LIFE.com April 2009 - April 2012
Los Angeles Confidential Magazine - West Coast Special Projects Editor Niche Media October 2003 - January 2008

Education

The American Film Institute Producing 1993 - 1994
School of Visual Arts Film/Cinema/Video Studies 1988 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Web Development
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Revenue Growth
  • • business develop
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Media
  • • Photos
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Photos • Photography • Editorial • Image Manipulation • Magazines

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Paul Melcher
They're my friends  •  Entrepreneur, ImageDirect ( acquired by Getty Images) and start-up veteran, Advisor, CrowdMedia and Clippn
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.
Dan Toyama
We worked together  •  Technology Consultant, Rock Paper Photo. Previously Director, Program Management, Getty Images.
Jeff already is already a proven, successful, serial entrepreneur. I, in technology, worked with Jeff at WireImage and Getty Images. Durin ... g that time, and since then, he has developed multiple ways to create businesses around and beyond his skills as one of the world's top entertainment photographers. His contacts alone would make him a valuable asset to anyone starting or growing a business venture.
Catherine McCord
We worked together  •  Owner, weelicious.com and model, Next Model Management.
I've known Jeff for 20 years and he's one of the greatest entrepreneurs and successful people I've worked with.
Bruce Livingstone
We worked together  •  Co Founder, Stocksy United. Previously CEO/Founder of iStockphoto CEO at Saatchi Art
Jeff has a great track record for finding great opportunities and developing concepts into great businesses. He's methodical, extremely well ... connected and you couldn't ask for a better partner.

Dan Toyama
We worked together  •  Technology Consultant, Rock Paper Photo. Previously Director, Program Management, Getty Images.
Dan and I worked together at WireImage and he was on our technology team. He did an amazing job for us. He help develop the site into the be ... st photo database in the world with functions that no one else had. He is incredibly technically savvy in addition to being a wonderful person. I would have him on my team again in a second.