Venerable Viki CEO Tammy Nam joins PicsArt as its first COO


PicsArt, the firm in the support of the photo-modifying app of the identical title, has employed Tammy Nam as its first chief working officer.

Nam turned into most only in the near previous the CEO of Viki, the Rakuten-obtained video streaming carrier, and before that served as a advertising govt at Viki, Scribd and Trudge.

PicsArt acknowledged Nam will sage to founder and CEO Hovhannes Avoyan, and that she’s going to oversee all aspects of the business aside from product and engineering.

“PicsArt has grown organically up to now, but our next enormous opportunity is in directing this increase through the ideal market construction, team engagement and income channels,” Avoyan acknowledged in the announcement. “As well to her confirmed operational experience in both client advertising and subscription-based mostly completely businesses, Tammy provides deep bench strength in market, ticket and team construction — areas that could be crucial for us transferring forward.”

The firm presented last year that it’s reaching A hundred million monthly active users. Nam knowledgeable me she turned into in particular impressed that it carried out that increase without fundamental advertising spend.

“I realize what it takes to grow quickly, but additionally thoughtfully,” she acknowledged. “As a consequence of my background, the CEO and the board felt cherish I will seemingly be a tall match to [help PicsArt] reach the following 200 million, the following 500 million users.”

Asked what thoughtful increase appears to be cherish for PicsArt, Nam acknowledged it technique now not appropriate rising at any mark, but additionally brooding about issues cherish income and completely different communities the employ of the app. She acknowledged she’s trying to search the firm’s construction to be fine it would “maximize efficiencies in the direction of these enormous dreams.”

“This will also simply continue to grow organically, but the branding, the actual person construction will indubitably evolve,” she added. “There’s a sea of corporations that play in our dwelling … How pause you stand out? And how pause you preserve relevant?”

Nam also acknowledged that she’ll be taking a see at PicsArt’s opportunities for global increase. No longer that the firm has been neglecting the world beyond the United States — China is its fastest-rising market and already unquestionably one of its top worldwide locations for income. (The firm says it only in the near previous became a success following the begin of its PicsArt Gold subscription.)

Nam urged that PicsArt can pass into recent markets without competing with the dominant social media platforms, as a result of it’s “agnostic” by strategy of the set users publish their edited photos.

“It’s completely lowered the barrier,” she acknowledged. “It extinct to be you needed to perceive Photoshop. Now it’s so easy to compose expert-taking a see photos, photos and quickly animations, movies, and so forth. All people appears to be a creator.”

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