December 15, 2008, 12:00 AM

Licensed visual media vendor Corbis names a new technology chief

Rajiv Jain, formerly senior vice president and general manager of American Greetings Interactive, is Corbis’ new chief technology officer.

Corbis, a vendor of licensed photography images and other visual media, has named Rajiv Jain as its chief technology officer. Jain joins Corbis from American Greetings Interactive, where he was senior vice president, chief technology officer and general manager. In his new role he’ll oversee all technology activities for Corbis and serve on the executive team in the company’s Seattle headquarters.

“Rajiv has an impressive track record and proven expertise in leading cutting-edge technology and e-commerce operations," says Gary Shenk, CEO, Corbis, adding that technology would play a key role in accelerating the company’s growth and boosting customer service.

Jain has more than 20 years of experience in technology and business, including broad expertise in e-commerce system software and Internet solutions, including web 2.0 technologies. At American Greetings he was responsible for the strategic technological development of all of the company’s interactive properties. Most recently at American Greetings, he led the integration of corporate acquisitions WebShots and PhotoWorks onto its photo platform.

Earlier in his career, Jain was general manager for e-commerce at Cingular/AT&T; Wireless. He also has held executive and senior management positions at software vendor Portal, which became Oracle; IBM, and Autodesk.

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