NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Klein today announced the appointment of Tara M. Comonte as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the innovative global creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products.
Ms. Comonte has more than a decade of experience delivering outstanding business performance in fast-paced, results-focused, international organizations. Since 2010, Ms. Comonte has served as Global CFO of McCann Worldgroup, the world's largest marketing communications business. Previous roles include Global CFO and Chief Operating Officer of Mediabrands; Global CFO of Universal McCann; and Regional CFO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa within the Publicis Groupe.
"Tara brings a winning combination of strong leadership and exceptional performance on a global scale," Mr. Klein said. "Getty Images is poised for further growth and success worldwide and we are delighted to have Tara join our team at this particularly exciting time for the company."
Ms. Comonte has received many prestigious honors for her achievements. In 2012, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and received the Industry Innovator/Quantum Leap Award from Advertising Women of New York. Ms. Comonte is a Crain's New York Business "40 Under 40" honoree, an Advertising Age "Woman to Watch" and was the first CFO inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement.
"Getty Images operates at the dynamic intersection where premium content and technology converge – and the opportunities are significant," Ms. Comonte said. "I am thrilled to join the distinguished leadership team at Getty Images and look forward to contributing to the next exciting phase in the company's journey."
A native of Scotland, Ms. Comonte lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her family. She joins Getty Images today, April 8, and is based in the company's New York City office.
SOURCE Getty Images