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I just 39 years old he sits at the Helm of a one billion dollar company that has more than 25 million photos 40000 contributors and each day sells more than two images per second.
He's giant orange or president and CEO of stock -- -- set -- stack.
Thanks so much for being here today thanks frowning so I -- you're known as -- camera and 2003.
You went out and shot 30000.
-- -- -- photos to do what about this idea that you.
It was a black.
So I actually ran -- the prom myself I had started a couple companies before -- stock.
And each time I ran in the same problem I had decree.
I -- -- these web sites and email promotions and different types of.
Advertising campaigns to sell my products so my services.
It was hard to find these images in such fear there had to be a better way there had to be a different type of product.
And emphatic you found your next now you hear and very successful one billion dollar company.
We sell a lot of images to businesses that need them every day it's.
See you at -- -- where the first photographer the first customer service representative.
The first online marketer what did that teach you about not only your company but also the industry that you're -- You know it was important to do that because as I went through each role.
I got used to exactly what was needed I learned how to automate exactly would need to be automated -- can be efficiently and actually came hiring that customer service -- that marketing.
Men and being each role allowed me later team to kind of think the business scale or efficiently.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Set -- -- is headquartered in a very business centric financial district in our Manhattan.
-- -- -- -- battles have been known to break out in your holidays.
He talked a little bit about the senator -- culture.
And how that spurs innovation for your company.
Yeah -- plays like -- -- and we like to keep things entrepreneurial also -- people come with new ideas all the time we Chinese things we put different ideas in front of our customers.
On the -- -- to -- spectrum for instance and allows you to search by color and I just came out of.
Discussions and in in in the in the office.
You have -- on teams -- little bit about that what what kind of magazine that around -- -- just random -- that people might come up with and then.
He kind of put him out together and forget which -- you might want to implement.
Yes it each year we have a -- son and basically.
Teams can come together.
Employees -- shutters acted together and they have 24 hours to build something that would be beneficial for the company.
A lot of things that actually come out of that that we've been implemented into our normal products and services that are customers see every day.
So how did you -- with that idea I feel like most people might be like okay we're -- accident aboard Rehman brainstorm for a few hours but.
And it it picked.
Totally different track in the company grew organically.
Hacker kind of from the start the programmer and and and that's the way I started the company in as -- to hire people like certain -- people that have the same kind of skills.
And it it makes for better company in the -- we get to enter it along the way and you never know what's next.
A lot of team building a lot of -- happens okay.
You may -- yell at the end of last year and really the only direction -- second amendments.
Did you ever think you would be heading up a one billion dollar company that's as successful as -- -- A few years into this I start to realize that we -- on to something the subscription.
Products -- to make sense people's -- to download a lot of images and and the contributors were excited the entire network effect -- -- the work the way it should.
And people -- getting the product that day.
They needed finally at the price of fame he needed -- On to say yes and after lie after a few years it certainly makes sense that this was a real company has going to be around for awhile and that's why we decided to.
Think public and it's been a good decision it seems like -- Well it's a good -- cameras don't take up much space and I can relate in in New York apartment he can have a lot of cameras -- -- hot how do you make sure that.
You drop a boundary between your work life and play.
That's a great yeah.
-- fifth most of the time there's actually not much of of a difference play.
Every once a -- you have to take a break and and and go somewhere else and and maybe for a week -- so just just kind of separate yourself from the business the most the time.
This is this is this is my life the suspect started in and that's -- I do every day.
So I'm just curious what kind of things do you like to take photos that is that when you started -- you're taking pictures and everything.
But now that maybe can be more of like a leisurely -- -- -- would be -- man.
These -- actually she films sometimes she was this in the is -- them -- cheats is really big negatives.
I like things -- the -- detail like industrial landscapes and stuff interesting that's really cool.
-- -- so much John thanks for stopping by president of the L tennis.
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