DIGITAL RAILROAD APPOINTS 30-YEAR PHOTO INDUSTRY VETERAN CHARLES MAUZY PRESIDENT
Microsoft Executive Joins Company’s Management Team to Expand Worldwide Business, Marketing and Sales Efforts
New York, USA – Digital Railroad, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based application services for the professional photography industry, today announced the appointment of Charles Mauzy to President. Mauzy is another key executive to leave a marquee technology company to join Digital Railroad’s management team. Mauzy brings extensive domain knowledge to the company from his background as a photographer, photo agent, entrepreneur, technologist and executive. He will open Digital Railroad’s Seattle office, where he will be responsible for growing the company’s sales, marketing and operations.
At Microsoft, Mauzy was an executive in the Windows Media, Entertainment & Technology Convergence Group. His teams were responsible for managing select global strategic relationships with broadcast, cable, consumer electronics, wireless, telephony, media and photography industry partners who have business engagements that span all Microsoft business divisions. In addition, Mauzy founded the Rich Media Group within the Office of the CTO, where he was responsible for planning Microsoft’s long-term digital imaging strategy and managing key photography industry alliances.
For more than 30 years, Charles Mauzy’s career has centered on photography and digital media applications. He has been a professional nature & natural history photographer for more than 20 of those years. His photography has been published internationally, with credits including National Geographic, Newsweek, TIME, Smithsonian and The Atlantic Monthly. Mauzy’s work has been featured extensively in Fortune 500 companies’ advertising & marketing campaigns, and his fine-art prints are held in numerous private collections.
“Even with the amazing changes new technologies have brought to the photography industry, we have yet to see the full promise of this digital revolution delivered to the creative community,” said Charles Mauzy, President, Digital Railroad. “Digital Railroad is the first company that has both the vision and is successfully delivering cross-platform enabling technologies that will fulfill the promise to photo creators and photo buyers worldwide.”
Mauzy began his career in imaging as a professional photographer and entered the photo agency business as the Director of Photography for Allstock in the late 1980s. He subsequently served as Director of Media Development for Corbis, where he supervised worldwide content acquisition and development activities, focusing on image and art collections held by professional photographers, agencies, museums, private and public archives, government organizations, corporations, and cultural institutions. Following Corbis, he served as Vice President of Business Development for EyeWire, where he was responsible for bringing together creative content with new digital technologies and developing new business opportunities for creative professionals. Prior to joining Microsoft, he served as CEO of Altamira, focusing on developing advanced technology solutions for digital imaging applications, which was sold to LizardTech, Inc., in 2001.
“We are honored to have Charles bring his depth of knowledge, experience, vision and passion to our team. The addition of Charles is yet another incredible endorsement of Digital Railroad,” said Evan Nisselson, founder and chief executive officer of Digital Railroad. “On behalf of our employees, partners and members, I’d like to welcome Charles to the team. His leadership will be instrumental in helping to build Digital Railroad into a successful company focused on solving technology problems for our members around the world.”
About Digital Railroad
Digital Railroad is an application services company that is dedicated to solving the critical technical problems facing the creators and buyers of digital imagery. Members presently span 40 countries and across subject categories including Sports, News, Commercial, Nature, and Stock. Digital Railroad’s unique, comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way photographers and agencies manage, market, and sell images to photo buyers worldwide. For more information, visit www.digitalrailroad.net.