Imgur names Roy Sehgal Chief Operating Officer

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Former Viacom and Zynga Executive Tapped to Lead Imgur’s Business Strategy and Operations

Imgur, the world’s largest image sharing community, today announced that Roy Sehgal will join the company as COO, responsible for advancing Imgur’s mission of surfacing the world’s most entertaining content and its vision of lifting the world’s spirits for a few moments every day. Sehgal will oversee finance, marketing, sales, business development, people and talent operations, and will report directly to Imgur CEO and founder Alan Schaaf.

Sehgal brings extensive leadership experience scaling social, mobile, and digital media businesses, having held senior operating positions in both public and private companies including Zynga, Viacom, Atom Entertainment, InfoSpace and July Systems. At Zynga, Sehgal was an early executive, creating and leading multiple studios and a team of 150 responsible for the development, operation and monetization of products that generated over $100 million in annual revenue and served more than 10 million daily active users. Most recently, Sehgal has served as an advisor and angel investor at several fast growing startups and venture funds including Homebrew, YouNow, Shyp, Amplitude and Managed by Q.

"Roy is an outstanding leader with an incredible track record in operational leadership and advising mobile-centric startups, and he will help scale Imgur’s business strategy across the board,” said Alan Schaaf, CEO and founder of Imgur. "He is passionate about our vision to lift the world’s spirits for a few moments everyday, and he’s going to be a phenomenal partner to help lead Imgur. I’m thrilled to have him on board.”

“I’m so excited to join the Imgur team,” said Sehgal. “They have built something truly amazing. I’ve never seen an online community so loyal, so engaged and so positively oriented as the Imgur community. Imgur is the epicenter for internet culture, and while its current scale and momentum is massive, the opportunity ahead is even bigger, especially in mobile. I’m looking forward to working with Alan and the entire Imgur team on taking the company to the next level.”

Imgur is the world’s largest image sharing community with more than 150 million monthly active users. Discover the most awesome images on the Internet with Imgur’s free mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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Imgur is the best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the Internet. Every day, millions of people use Imgur to be entertained and inspired by funny, heartwarming, and helpful images and stories from all around the world.

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