"Stefan’s unique blend of successful startup and corporate experience will greatly serve the company in its expansion across multiple sectors."
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Flixel Photos Inc. today announced that Stefan Guelpen, former Vice President of Sales & Merchandising at Panasonic will be joining Flixel as their President and as a member of their executive team, according to Flixel CEO and Co-Founder, Philippe LeBlanc.
With an extensive background in starting and growing companies, Guelpen finds his way back into a highly dynamic and entrepreneurial environment at Flixel.
“As Flixel is developing more sophisticated creation tools and proposing a distinctive approach to digital advertising through the lens of hybrid photography, Stefan’s unique blend of successful startup and corporate experience will greatly serve the company in its expansion across multiple sectors,” says LeBlanc.
“Flixel is creating an exciting new dimension to photography and online advertising,” says Guelpen. “I truly believe that Flixel’s technology to create living photos will introduce enthusiasts and pros to new creative and income opportunities, as well as being highly disruptive to the digital advertising industry.”
Guelpen will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of Flixel’s general business and industry relationships, both in the photography and advertising sectors.
As an avid photographer, and PMDA board member, Guelpen has very close ties to the art and business of photography. In 2004, Guelpen founded Smartparts Inc, and lead the business in four short years to number one market share for Digital Picture Frames in North America.
A leader in hybrid photography, Flixel allows users to create mesmerizing, seamless moving images with Flixel Cinemagraph™ and Cinemagraph™ Pro for iOS. Users select a specific area within a photograph to animate by simply “live-painting” the motion into the image. Whether it’s hair blowing in the wind or a flickering fire in the background of an otherwise still image, the effect can be spellbinding. With Flixel’s unique “live-painting” technology, artists are able to preview their living image in real time and output a high quality high-resolution moving picture that comes in an easily sharable file size.
Flixel also provides one-stop technical and creative consulting to global entertainment franchises and major retail and other brands for which living photos offer the next major evolution in photography.