Jerry Tavin is known worldwide as a stock photo expert for his success in the stock image business, never compromising on quality and ethics and most notably for his green sneakers. His enthusiasm for photography, advocacy for photographers and his entrepreneurial spirit are unmatched in this industry. In 1994 Jerry co-founded nonstock, a high-end worldwide photography collection highly respected for its unique, cutting edge and compelling imagery. The business was subsequently acquired.
Today, Jerry is President of Young Photographer Alliance (YPA), a non-profit foundation whose mission is to sustain the careers of emerging photographers. In 2008, Jerry received the Picture Professional of the Year Award from the American Society of Picture Professionals. Jerry is currently co-president of Glasshouse Images and co-founder of Come Alive Images.
For more than two decades Lynn Martin has worked with leading photographers, agencies and foundations including Getty Images, Bill Gates’ Corbis Corporation, the Aperture Foundation and Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), as its first Executive Director. Her expertise encompasses arts and media management; digital content and distribution; collection strategy; arts and business partnerships; business intelligence; strategic planning; building resources, relationships and funding; licensing, rights management, IP and contracts; project management and educational programming.
Lynn holds an MFA from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ernest Brooks Foundation and the Executive Board of YPA. She is dedicated to building community, sustainability and support for the arts in both business and nonprofit sectors, and to mentoring emerging talent.
Michael has 25 plus years experience in the financial markets service industry in the developed and Emerging Markets in both New York and London. His experience crosses fixed income, as well as equities. He was most recently the COO for the RBS Emerging Markets Latin American business focusing on foreign exchange, interest rate derivatives and credit markets, cash, as well as derivatives. His responsibilities included developing and implementing the strategic direction, as well as the day-to-day operations of the business for both trading and sales.
Throughout his career he has held various roles with a strong emphasis on controls and maximizing operating efficiencies in large multinational financial institutions. Prior to RBS, he worked for Zurich Capital Markets in their Structured Transactions team. His responsibilities included product development, marketing to institutional clients, as well as ongoing risk management of the portfolio of transactions.
From 1986 to 2001, he worked at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank via the merger in several roles in New York and London. His last role at this financial institution was the business manager for their cross asset structured products business. Michael holds a Masters of Business Administration, Economics from Pace University and a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.
Lindsey has worked at some of the biggest stock houses in the industry, starting at The Stock Market Photo Agency (now part of Corbis). She was then recruited by Index Stock Imagery (now part of Photolibrary) where she played an integral part in collection acquisitions and catalog design and production. Lindsey then joined ImageState as Director of Photography helping to integrate several recently acquired collections. In 2004, when Wireimage decided to expand their offering into a commercial stock library, they looked to Lindsey for her knowledge of the market and ability to work closely with photographers to create strong images.
Most recently Lindsey spent three years at Jupiterimages where she managed and produced images for two royalty-free collections. Currently Lindsey is a freelance photo consultant working with prestigious clients, including Doug Menuez, Jack Hollingsworth and DesignPics Inc.
Jain Lemos is a New York Times No. 1 bestselling book producer, noted photography publishing expert, author and innovator. She has twenty-five years of experience working with top creative teams at Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic and Lonely Planet.
Jain’s photography-related articles have appeared in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has written dozens of stories and artist profiles for trade journals and websites including the Picture Professional, Photo Media, American Photographic Artists and Visual Connections.
On the stock photography scene, Jain launched Lonely Planet Images as their American marketing director. She was executive director of the American Society of Picture Professionals and publisher of their quarterly print magazine. She has served on judging panels for various photo competitions such as Photolucida’s Critical Mass and is a speaker and portfolio reviewer at industry conferences. Since 2015 she has been a member of YPA’s executive committee.