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Shutterfly’s influence continues as Lifetouch announces several leadership changes.
Newly appointed Lifetouch President, Greg Hintz announced a series of organizational changes designed to complete the “One Lifetouch” transformation. The changes consolidate functions from the separate Lifetouch businesses under one leader responsible for Operations, one for Sales, and one for Enterprise Marketing.
As a result of the restructuring two key leadership positions in the Schools business were eliminated impacting EVP & COO Tom Wargolet, and Vice President of Marketing Andrea Ponto. Phil Kelly, Schools Vice President of Finance announced his resignation but will stay on for a brief transition period. The three represent 42 years of service to Lifetouch.
Industry veteran Tim Wolfe will continue as Senior Director of Sales, Canada.
David Potente, 13 year Lifetouch veteran was appointed Vice President Lifetouch Operations reporting to Hintz. For now Johnny Grant, Vice President of Schools Sales and Jeff Oscarson, Senior Director of Specialty Sales will report to Hintz until a new enterprise-wide sales leader is announced.
The Dead Pixels Society confirmed the changes with Shutterfly Inc. company spokesperson Sondra Harding.
“The management changes announced at Lifetouch organize the teams functionally rather than by host-focused business unit,” says Harding. “Most notably, instead of schools-focused and specialty-focused leaders, there will be a head of sales and a head of operations, serving all hosts and customers. Additionally, to ensure hosts and customers across all business units hear the same Lifetouch story, all marketing will be aligned under the head of Lifetouch enterprise marketing.”
Other changes were made across the Lifetouch organization designed to centralize functions and positively influence efficiency, communication and accountability.
The volume school picture industry continues to watch the transformation of the largest school picture company with interest and anticipation.