SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2016) - PicMonkey, the leading photo editing and graphic design platform, has added to its executive team with the appointment of Brent Chudoba as chief operating officer. As COO, Chudoba will help PicMonkey continue to bring powerful, easy-to-use and accessible content creation tools to users around the world.
Prior to joining PicMonkey, Chudoba was Chief Revenue Officer at SurveyMonkey, the world's leading provider of web-based survey solutions, where he spent seven years in a variety of roles helping grow the business from a dozen employees to over 700.
"Brent's amazing experience helping grow SurveyMonkey into the global leader in survey solutions is highly relevant to PicMonkey's future," said PicMonkey CEO Jonathan Sposato. "The fact that he had already been a monkey of a different sort makes it all the better."
PicMonkey's photo editing, collage and design creation platform has surpassed two billion images created since its inception in 2012, and plans to grow its web and mobile offerings as the world of digital photos and images continues to expand.
"We have not run out of ways to do cool things with photos and images," says PicMonkey CTO Frits Habermann, who joined the company last September and was formerly the CTO at both Lynda.com and PopCap Games. "Our users continually wow us with ridiculously creative self-expression, and it's kept our engineering team fired up to deliver more features and tools."
"PicMonkey is a fantastic product and business," says Chudoba. "I'm always attracted to services that allow customers with limited experience to unlock expert-level outcomes through intuitive, fast, affordable software. The passion and excitement we see among PicMonkey's users -- from millions of consumers and business people alike -- is palpable and it's great to join a team that keeps pushing to create customer value through innovative product development."
"We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with Brent again," said Pete Jensen, managing director at Spectrum Equity. "We saw first-hand the tremendous impact he had at SurveyMonkey and believe he is uniquely qualified to help the PicMonkey team continue on its path to becoming the dominant category leader in the photo editing and graphic design space."
Founded in 2012, PicMonkey Inc. is a browser-based photo editing and graphic design platform dedicated to fulfilling the world's creative yearnings. PicMonkey.com offers tools for basic editing all the way up to touch-up and advanced effects, with supafly fonts, overlays, and textures for graphics projects and crafts. Most of the site is free; premium effects bolt on as a monthly or annual subscription. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with a regional office in Ireland. For more information, visit picmonkey.com and picmonkey.com/blog.