Rochester, NY, September 8, 2011 — Pictometry International Corp. announces the appointment of Richard Jacobs to the position of General Counsel. In this role, Jacobs will oversee rights management and licensing of Pictometry’s vast global image library and will join the Company’s Executive Management Team.
“Richard arrives as a key addition to a tight and effective executive team,” said Richard M. Hurwitz, Pictometry CEO, adding, “Richard’s experience with managing content rights in the context of customer agreements is germane to our transformation, growth, and commitment to working more effectively with our partners.”
Jacobs’ prior legal experience includes positions with Ashland Inc. and Lexis-Nexis, a division of Reed Elsevier PLC (as well as its predecessor, Mead Data Central, Inc., a subsidiary of The Mead Corporation). While at Lexis-Nexis his roles included Vice President, Licensing and Deputy General Counsel, Vice President, Acquisitions and Deputy General Counsel and the establishment and management of licensing operations to support global expansion of a major online information publishing business during a period of rapid changes in the online publishing industry. In addition to expertise in intellectual property and licensing, he brings significant experience in commercial contracts and international distribution arrangements.
In discussing his new position, Jacobs stated “I am pleased to be joining Pictometry, an industry leading provider of imagery technology, information and solutions that is well positioned for success in a rapidly evolving market. I look forward to contributing to Pictometry’s success.”
Jacobs is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and a Master’s of Business Administration degree in finance from the Fisher College of Business, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Moritz College of Law.
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured over 140 million digital aerial images which represent more than 80 percent of the United States population and all major U.S. markets. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry captures geo-referenced, high-resolution orthogonal (straight down view) and oblique (captured at an angle) imagery within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications. Pictometry’s standard oblique imagery includes second order visualization tools that do not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying). For more information, visit www.pictometry.com.