Atlanta, GA—ShootProof 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, as well as program implementation. ShootProof is a global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semiprofessional photographers.
“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 as well as 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. Furthermore, he 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 of ShootProof. “I’ve been fortunate to know John for more than 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. He was responsible for Product, Engineering, Infrastructure, Enterprise Systems as well as Security. Prior to that, he helped grow INVISION from five employees to more than 120 with its technology; furthermore, he managed $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); he cut his teeth as a software developer and data architect. In addition, he holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and an MS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
ShootProof provides online gallery software, sales and business management tools to professional and semiprofessional photographers around the world. What’s more, the user-friendly platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps. It also helps them deliver a better client experience with digital downloads, proofing and printing.
Currently, the company serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries. In addition, ShootProof powered photographers have earned more than $610 million in commission-free sales through the platform.