NEW YORK, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto (http://animoto.com), the number one online video creation service, today announced that consumer technology industry leader, Brad Garlinghouse, has joined its Board of Directors.
Garlinghouse is well-known for his tenure on the executive management team at AOL where he served as President of the company's Mobile and Consumer Product teams and at Yahoo! as Senior Vice President of Communications and Communities, where he authored the controversial Peanut Butter Manifesto, outlining his vision for Yahoo! to realize its full potential.
"I am thrilled to welcome Brad to our board of directors," said Brad Jefferson, CEO of Animoto. "Brad shares our vision for inspiring people to share their lives using the magic of video. He has deep experience with the importance of web innovation in attracting and retaining a thriving user community and his insights will help take Animoto to the next level."
At AOL, Garlinghouse led the company's efforts to expand the global reach of its mobile and consumer products (such as AOL Mail and AIM). Prior to joining AOL in 2009, Garlinghouse was a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake a leading private equity firm. Before that, he spent nearly six years at Yahoo! most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Communications and Communities. Under his leadership, Yahoo! Mail went from number three to leading all competitors by a wide margin, and the company's messaging service rose to become the leader in that market as well.
"Brad Jefferson has built an impressive management team and has a clear focus and vision for the next phase of Animoto and I'm thrilled to be a part of it," said Garlinghouse. "There is vast opportunity in the social video and sharing space and Animoto is uniquely positioned to take advantage of it in a very aggressive way."
In addition to Brad Garlinghouse, Animoto's Board of Directors includes: Brad Jefferson, CEO & co-founder of Animoto; Jason Hsiao, President & co-founder of Animoto; Ben Spero, Managing Director of Spectrum Equity; Matt Mcllwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group; and Tom Yellin, co-founder, President and Executive Producer of The Documentary Group (formerly Peter Jennings Productions).
Animoto most recently announced its free Animoto iPhone app, allowing users to create and share beautiful, personalized videos from their photos, video clips, words and music -- all on the go. And with the app you can access and share all the videos you have created, even those created on Animoto's website. Install Animoto's free iPhone app here: http://animoto.com/features#mobile
Animoto is a video creation service whose cinematic technology makes it easy for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos online and from your mobile device. Simply upload your pictures and video clips, choose your style, add words and music, and click the "produce video" button. Then, Animoto's cinematic technology does its magic and in minutes brings it all to life with a beautifully orchestrated production to share with family and friends.
Millions of people actively use Animoto for everything from special occasions like birthdays, weddings and trips, to sending a quick special greeting, or just to share everyday moments. Animoto is a passionate and innovative team devoted to helping more people experience the power of video for sharing their lives and connecting with those they care about. The company is headquartered in New York's Greenwich Village with an office in San Francisco.