Gary Shenk leads Corbis' business strategy to accelerate the company's position as an innovative digital media company and leading creative resource for advertising, entertainment, marketing, and media professionals worldwide. He oversees all operations of the company including Products, Technology, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Human Resources, and Finance.
Previously, Shenk held the role of President for Corbis, where he oversaw integrated market-facing functions including Sales, Marketing, Image Licensing, and Rights Services. Prior to that role, Shenk was Senior Vice President of Images, where he spearheaded a transformation of the image licensing business from an editorial focus to an end-to-end offering with world-class historical, editorial, entertainment, and creative photography. Shenk joined Corbis in 2003 to found and lead the company's Rights Services unit, where he executed a series of acquisitions and business development successes that helped to position the company as the world leader in this field.
Prior to joining Corbis, Shenk was a founder and General Manager of one of Hollywood's leading media licensing agencies, FlixMix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Pictures, where he was instrumental in establishing new licensing formats and brokering deals between studios, talent agencies, and music companies. Shenk began his relationship with Universal while he was a leader in the media and entertainment practice of The Boston Consulting Group.
Shenk is a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton Business School.
Edie Tobias is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Products and leads strategy, development, and implementation of Corbis' world-class Rights Managed and Royalty Free offerings, as well as oversees the company's venerable collections of Documentary, Historical, and Fine Art imagery. She also is responsible for managing the Corbis Outline® and Corbis Motion brands.
Prior to her current role, she was Vice President of Media Products for Corbis. Before returning to Corbis, she was Vice President of Creative Content at Jupiterimages. Earlier, Tobias served as Director of Creative Photography at Corbis and President at Sharphooters Premium Stock Photography and Footage.
Tobias has over 20 years of experience in the image licensing and digital media business and is widely respected as an industry expert and advocate for photographers.
Juli Cook is responsible for leading global strategy and execution of Corbis' News, Sports and Entertainment content categories, including content acquisition and business development for the Corbis, Splash News, and Demotix brands. In this role, she oversees the development of innovative products that empower Corbis customers through differentiated content and best-in-class distribution.
Prior to joining Corbis in 2005, Cook served as Vice President of Product Management at Washington Mutual, where she was responsible for developing new products and services for retail bank customers. Previously, she held management roles at Deloitte Consulting and Sotheby's.
Cook holds a BA in Art History and Painting from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Mark Owens is responsible for developing strategy and delivering on Corbis Entertainment's mission to connect global brands to entertainment opportunities through strategic brand integration. Owens' global team provides clients a suite of services including product placement, music licensing and rights clearances, talent and endorsement opportunities, and rights representation.
Owens joined Corbis Entertainment in January 2012 with the acquisition of his previous company, Norm Marshall Group, a leading brand integration and entertainment marketing agency where Owens served as President.
Before joining Norm Marshall Group, Owens served as Managing Director for the Global Entertainment practice at Ketchum Public Relations and began his career in the entertainment industry with Davie Brown Entertainment as a Partner. Owens was integral in the activities leading up to Davie Brown's acquisition by Omnicom. He is also credited as an Executive Producer for the film "Into the Fire", produced for the Fireman's Fund and The History Channel.
Owens holds a BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Manni Walton oversees global sales and service strategy in markets that serve hundreds of thousands of Corbis clients in over 50 countries. Walton is charged with delivering on Corbis's aggressive growth strategy, strengthening relationships with global customers, and partnering with Corbis product teams to ensure that Corbis delivers industry-leading content.
Prior to his current role, Walton served as Senior Director of Sales for EMEA, APAC and the Channel consistently delivering positive results by building effective teams, pursuing new product opportunities, and seeking new business relationships to grow the Corbis customer base.
Walton joined Corbis in 1995 and has led operations in management roles ranging from image acquisition and digitization to establishing sales operations across Europe and Asia.
Walton studied business and finance at the University of Cambridge.
Kristi Marchbanks oversees all of Corbis' global marketing strategy and initiatives that optimize customer acquisition, growth, retention, and loyalty across the company's portfolio of industry-leading brands.
Charged with brand building to keep each Corbis image fresh and vital and engaging customers and prospects with successful new lead generation marketing and CRM marketing, Marchbanks leads a global team with deep experience in online, direct, social and email marketing, creative execution, circulation and analytics, public relations, and user experience.
Marchbanks has over 20 years of marketing expertise developed in management roles with companies including IBM, Amazon.com, and Eastman Kodak. Most recently, she was the Chief Marketing Officer for publicly-traded (NYSE) SeaBright Holdings where she oversaw the rebranding of each of the SeaBright companies as well as the overhaul of go-to-market strategy, customer experience, and new product management and development.
Marchbanks holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Jennifer Armstrong-Owen is responsible for the execution of Corbis' global human resources strategy in support of achieving the company's business objectives and partnering with the leadership team to build a strong and effective company culture.
Armstrong-Owen joined Corbis from RealNetworks, where she spent over a decade working with executive leadership in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and ultimately served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources.
Prior to RealNetworks, Armstrong-Owen worked for Seattle-based health plan Group Health Cooperative, where she was the compensation manager responsible for developing market-based compensation systems. Her previous experience includes serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Dominica, West Indies.
Armstrong-Owen holds a BA from The Evergreen State College and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Claire Keeley is Vice President and General Counsel of Corbis and is responsible for Corbis' global leadership position in the area of intellectual property rights. In this role, she oversees the company's in-house legal team and all Corbis legal matters, including risk management, corporate transactions, intellectual property rights, licensing agreements, and source and representative relationships.
Prior to joining Corbis in 2005, Keeley was an attorney with the law firm of Lane Powell PC in Seattle, and before that, with the Silicon Valley office of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP in California. Her practice focused on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation.
Keeley received her BA from the University of Washington and her JD from the University of California - Davis School of Law.