ImageRights announces new appointments to advisory board
ImageRights press release, 8 August, 2018.
ImageRights International, Inc., the leading copyright enforcement service, today announced the additions of Bruce Stangle and Kevin McCurry to their advisory board. Stangle and McCurry are both veterans in their fields and will bring their knowledge and expertise to ImageRights where they will execute new strategies and build upon the technology and service offerings of the company.
“It’s exciting to bring such enormous talents to our team,” said Joe Naylor, President and CEO of ImageRights. “Bruce is the co-founder and former CEO of one the world’s leading economic consulting firms. Kevin has extensive experience in intellectual property, digital information, and technology businesses. Both will be instrumental in building upon our corporate strategy, making ImageRights more effective than ever.”
Bruce Stangle, a co-founder of Analysis Group, Inc., has often served as an expert witness in big stakes litigations. Stangle is an active angel investor and entrepreneur and serves on several boards.
“I was an early investor in ImageRights and have been very pleased with the progress Joe and his team have made in protecting the intellectual property rights of professional photographers. Joe has built a first class team employing innovative technology. I hope to help ImageRights continue its impressive record of growth.” said Stangle.
Kevin McCurry is the co-founder of the recently launched ARTiFACTS, a blockchain company that addresses the needs of scientific and academic researchers. Prior to forming ARTiFACTS, McCurry was the SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development at SunGard, a leading financial services technology company and previously was the Chief Strategy Officer for Thomson Reuters’ Healthcare and Science units which included many of the firm’s global intellectual property assets. He will be advising on ImageRights’ advanced technology offerings and their applications to intellectual property.
“I am delighted with the opportunity to join ImageRights’ advisory board. Today’s digital environment has created increasing challenges for intellectual property owners particularly in the copyright domain, but there is also great opportunity to deploy new capabilities and technology in the protection and management of IP. The ImageRights team has built a world-class business platform for the protection and enforcement of copyrights. I look forward to the opportunity to help them develop, grow, and drive continued innovation across this platform,” said McCurry.
ImageRights International, Inc., provides AI-driven intelligent internet search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies, image archives, professional photographers, and media companies worldwide enabling them to maximize control and monetization of their intellectual property. ImageRights launched the only fully automated US Copyright Office copyright registration service, which was also the first and only application of blockchain technology to provide an immutable record linking registered images to the registration number issued by the US Copyright Office.