Senior Vice President, Business Operations
Michael Teaster serves as Senior Vice President of Business Operations, overseeing key, company-wide initiative planning, sequencing and cross-functional management, helping ensure successful change and transformation within the company.
Teaster has more than 20 years of industry-related experience. In 1994, Teaster managed the international network of licensees for The Image Bank and became Vice President of Licensee Relations in 1998 (prior to the acquisition of The Image Bank by Getty Images in November 1999). From 2001-2004, he served as Vice President of Agent Development, managing the strategy and implementation of Getty Images’ master delegate network worldwide. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President of image partners before his role expanded to include business development in July 2005. Teaster became Senior Vice President of Business Development in November 2006, and by 2007 he increased his role to Senior Vice President of Imagery, Products and Services. From April 2008-2012, Teaster served as Senior Vice President of Sales, overseeing North America and Asia Pacific regions. Teaster served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales for four years before being appointed to his current position in 2017.