Deanna joins the company at an exciting and transformative phase for PhotoShelter as the company rapidly expands its global leadership in digital asset management following its major growth funding from Clearhaven Partners end of 2021 and its acquisition of the British company Third Platform Light DAM announced in early 2022.
“With our growing set of DAM capabilities, global reach, and rapidly growing team and customer base, I am extremely pleased to add Deanna to our leadership team,” said Andrew Fingerman, CEO of PhotoShelter. “Deanna is a proven leader in building world-class revenue and customer success teams, and she brings to PhotoShelter extensive and highly relevant experience in scaling SaaS organizations. The global demand for DAM solutions is accelerating as organizations and brands seek solutions to manage the sprawl of their visual content. Adding Deanna to our team will not only allow us to accelerate penetration into this rapidly growing market, but also to continue to rely on our industry-leading customer service and support. Additionally, as PhotoShelter is driven by a strong culture that values diversity of backgrounds and experiences, I am very proud to say that with the addition of Deanna to our team, women now make up more than half of our senior executives,”
Deanna will oversee the revenue and customer success functions for PhotoShelter in her new role. The company serves more than 2,000 brands and organizations worldwide, including Major League Baseball (MLB), NASCAR, Special Olympics, Delta Airlines, Sports Illustrated, NCAA Photos, FreshDirect and The PGA TOUR, and more than 80,000 professional photographers .
“I am thrilled to join PhotoShelter, a global leader in DAM, at such an exciting time in the company’s growth. As PhotoShelter’s first-ever CRO, I plan to leverage my decades of experience to develop with success multiple SaaS organizations and create world-class customer success features, combined with my passion for photography, to help PhotoShelter build on its impressive customer base, leading DAM technology platform and footprint world,” said Deanna NelsonRevenue Manager, PhotoShelter.
“We are thrilled to add Deanna to the position of chief revenue officer for PhotoShelter,” added Christopher RyanManaging Partner at Clearhaven Partners, “Deanna is a seasoned sales leader with a proven track record of customer service excellence and growth. Deanna joins PhotoShelter at a transformative time for the company and her leadership will contribute significantly to the next phase of the company’s development. growth.”
Deanna is a passionate coach who is focused on building, developing and coaching high performing teams. She was an Equality Mentor for Communities of Color and a member of the Outforce Affinity Group at Salesforce. Deanna is an active mentor for students interested in pursuing a career in sales and marketing as well as an active supporter of DEI initiatives in the workplace.
PhotoShelter, one of the world’s leading DAM providers, protects over 4 billion visual media assets on its platform and over 18 petabytes of data, representing one of the largest collections of professional visual content in the world. In 2021, PhotoShelter added over 300 new organizations to the platform, including support for all 30 Major League Baseball teams and grew its Brands solution at a sustained CAGR of 45%.
As part of the company’s accelerated growth trajectory and investments in a customer-focused organization, PhotoShelter is actively recruiting in multiple roles to support its growing sales and customer service departments. To learn more about PhotoShelter, visit photoshelter.comand to see vacancies, go to photoshelter.jobs.
PhotoShelter is a market-leading provider of SaaS digital asset management (DAM) solutions that enable photographers and creative teams to unleash the power of a moment with tools to seamlessly organize, manage and distribute content digital. PhotoShelter’s solutions are used by thousands of customers in the United States and around the world, including media, sports, education, travel and hospitality, healthcare, nonprofits, and retail, among other end markets. For more information on how to improve your organization’s digital asset management and creative workflows, visit photoshelter.com/brands.
About Clearhaven Partners LP
Clearhaven Partners is a Bostonprivate equity firm focused exclusively on investments in software and technology companies. Clearhaven was founded by a team of investor-operators to partner with growing, differentiated software and technology companies with at least $20 million in recurring revenue. Clearhaven brings more than 50 years of collective experience investing in and operating software to its portfolio, along with practical tools and guidance to help businesses scale profitably. To learn more, visit clearhavenpartners.com.