Calgary, Alberta—iStockphoto hired Nicola Ghezzi as director, country operations, in Italy. Ghezzi will lead iStock’s Milan office and assume responsibility for increasing the company’s presence in the Italian market.
With more than 15 years of experience in the digital media, entertainment, publishing and information industries, Ghezzi has a long track record of international marketing and management experience with a diverse mix of companies, including Condé Nast, Yahoo!, Mediaset, Radio 24 and MTV Networks.
“Nicola’s experience with so many strong and diverse international brands makes him a valuable asset,” said Nick King, vice president, International Markets, iStockphoto. “Italy is a critical region for iStock, and we’re fortunate to have him as a part of our growing global management team.”
“iStock is a fantastic company and—literally—helps the world become a more beautiful place,” said Ghezzi. “I’m looking forward to working with a company that has the ability to help inspire so many different people and organizations to produce amazing content in a world where content is, indeed, king.”
iStockphoto offers millions of vetted, royalty-free photos, illustrations, video, audio and flash files. Using advanced searches, customers download a file every second from a collection of more than 9 million files. iStockphoto started in 2000, helping to pioneer the micropayment photography business model, and it now pays out more than $1.7 million weekly in artist royalties. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Getty Images. iStockphoto.com