EVP & Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Executive Officer
Craig Peters is currently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Getty Images, a world leader in visual media – a role he holds until 31 December 2018, before assuming the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer.
As COO, Craig is responsible for ensuring strategic alignment and execution across the organization to deliver ongoing growth. As future CEO of Getty Images, Craig will continue to build upon the company’s leadership position.
Craig joined Getty Images in 2007 as Vice President of Footage, Music and Multimedia following the acquisition of WireImage parent company Mediavast, where he served as Senior Vice President of New Media and Strategic Development. Craig has held a variety of other positions during his tenure with Getty Images, including oversight of the Content, Product, Marketing, Technology and Business Development functions.
Prior to joining WireImage, Craig served key roles in media and technology, including business development for FOX Sports Interactive, new media strategy and business development for the PGA TOUR, business development at Homestead.com (acquired by Intuit) and positions with A. T. Kearney and Eastman Kodak Company. In 2005 while at the PGA TOUR, Craig was awarded an Emmy by the National Television Academy for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Enhancement of Original Television Content.
Craig holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a BS in Finance from The Ohio State University.