The acquisition of iStudio.com is what OneModelPlace.com needed to reposition itself as the leader in the online industry. Now we have the resources to take both of these high-profile websites to the next level. - Mr. David Mondrus
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 19, 2010
OneModelPlace.com announced today that it has acquired iStudio.com in an unprecedented partnering of portfolio-hosting websites. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Mr. David Mondrus is the newly appointed CEO of OneModelPlace.com, and will oversee the acquisition and integration of both websites.
Founded in 1996, OneModelPlace.com is the world’s longest-running community for creative artists, as well as the most successful paid modeling and photography social networking website. iStudio.com has quickly gained popularity as an international portfolio site for models, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and industry professionals.
Mr. Brett Cramer, Webmaster for OneModelPlace.com, related, “This acquisition of iStudio allows us to become even more competitive in the online world. We are very happy to have Mr. Mondrus join the team, and look forward to working with him and strengthening our brand in the marketplace.”
Mr. Mondrus has over 15 years of experience in the e-commerce field, and holds an MBA from Columbia University. Prior to being appointed as CEO, he was the Director of Business Development for Bigfoot Ventures. He also spent many years as an IBM Senior Consultant, and since 1995 has worked in various senior technical roles in the New York dot-com scene.
Regarding the future of both brands, Mr. Mondrus stated, “The acquisition of iStudio.com is what OneModelPlace.com needed to reposition itself as the leader in the online industry. Now we have the resources to take both of these high-profile websites to the next level. The integration of these two successful sites will lead to an exciting new period of growth for us.”
Many changes are being planned for OneModelPlace.com, according to Mr. Mondrus. “Our first goal is to improve the user interface on the site within the next few months. Models and members can look forward to expanded casting call coverage, an increase in portfolio images, and larger photo upload capabilities.”
All media requests should be directed to Elias Stimac at 954-771-9035.
OneModelPlace.com was founded in 1996 by Stuart Burden. The site is an online community for models, photographers, and creative talents with almost 200,000 active members. It has grown into a thriving company with over 20 employees working on designing, programming, and overseeing the day-to-day activities on the site. OneModelPlace.com is a privately owned corporation.
iStudio.com is one of the fasting growing modeling websites on the Internet. Since being founded in November 2009, the site has grown tremendously and has quickly become a dominant player in the online modeling and photography industry.
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