SOURCE: PhotoRocket


April 12, 2011 10:53 ET

Former Microsoft GM Anna Collins Named President of PhotoRocket

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - PhotoRocket, developer and operator of the world's easiest-to-use photo sharing service, has appointed Anna Collins as President.

As a recognized business leader, Collins brings more than 20 years of executive experience in growing businesses. She was previously a General Manager at Microsoft where she was responsible for launching and scaling the company's Ad Center search advertising business across operations, service, sales, marketing and business operations. While there, Collins also led global customer service for the Entertainment & Devices Division where she helped launch Xbox Kinect and Windows Phone 7.

Prior to Microsoft, Anna was an executive at Avenue A | Razorfish (aQuantive), where she previously worked with PhotoRocket founder Scott Lipsky, leading Media and Client Service.

PhotoRocket, which recently announced the availability of its free photo sharing service and downloadable apps for Windows, Mac and iPhone, enables instant and simultaneous photo sharing to friends and family, social networks (like Facebook & Twitter) and popular photo sharing destinations (like Flickr & Shutterfly).

"I'm incredibly excited to be joining this amazing company. PhotoRocket has demonstrated that they have the product, team and vision needed to be the ubiquitous player in the rapidly evolving photo market space," said Collins. "They have designed their apps and platform to simplify the complex and fragmented photo sharing experience by enabling one step sharing from anywhere to everywhere," continued Collins.

"Anna has the operating chops, proven experience and leadership capability PhotoRocket needs to execute against the company vision. She is the right leader at the right time," said Scott Lipsky, who founded the company in late 2009, and is also Executive Chairman.

Gary Roshak, former interim CEO, remains on the company's board of directors.

About PhotoRocket
PhotoRocket enables you to effortlessly share photos to any number of people and places simultaneously, in seconds. Share to family and friends, post to Facebook (or other favorite sites) and archive your photos for safekeeping, all in one simple step. PhotoRocket makes sharing photos as easy as taking them. PhotoRocket is available for Windows, Mac, and iPhone (with Android and Windows Mobile coming). For more information please visit or our blog.