Blipfoto, the photo-journal site, has brought in Shane Heenan to head up its sales and marketing division.
Heenan – a former commercial development manager at Vodafone's Global Enterprises division – has taken on the newly created position of director of sales and marketing, becoming responsible for Blipfoto's customer acquisition internationally as well as its marketing and PR activity.
Speaking on his move Heenan said: "I’ve always enjoyed working in start-up areas of larger companies as I love the energy and drive that these dynamic growth areas bring. Blipfoto is the natural next step as it combines a perfect mix of my experience to date with something that I am truly passionate about. I can’t wait to take on the challenges and excitement Blipfoto brings. I’m also well aware of how important the strong heart to the community is and that we need to focus on supporting this as the growth continues to accelerate."
The hire comes following the securement of a second round of investment last year, bringing the total raised to £700,000.