VideoBlocks.com is the first subscription-based resource for downloading stock footage, video, looping motion backgrounds and more. Founded in 2012, VideoBlocks provides unlimited downloads from their Unlimited Library to their subscribers, either producing or licensing their content from contributors and providing royalty free licensing to their customers. Additionally, members receive exclusive access to the new video Marketplace; a second content library where they can purchase discounted clips from VideoBlocks’ network of global contributors. Because of the enormous success of VideoBlocks, they have launched two additional properties focused on graphics (www.graphicstock.com) and audio (www.audioblocks.com) as well as expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new video Marketplace where members can purchase additional clips at deep discounts from VideoBlocks’ network of global contributors.. Contributors also keep 100% of the sales in the Marketplace, making VideoBlocks a highly disruptive player in the stock media landscape. They have been recognized by the Inc 500 as the 4th fastest growing media company in the US, and Deloitte’s Fast 500 as the 32nd fastest growing technology company – #2 in the DC metro area.
Analytics and data science professionals are in high demand, but with industry specific experience being a driving factor in the effectiveness of data literate professionals, locating the right talent for the right organization is difficult. The value of capturing the right analytics talent for growing organizations is undeniable, empowering companies with significant enhancement to their decision-making abilities. Amid rapid and continuing growth, VideoBlocks knew the tremendous impact that the right people could make, and began to build and scale their analytics team. They approached Millennium Search to locate an Analytics Manager. VideoBlocks needed someone highly capable of managing their testing pipeline and conducting marketing, content and product analyses, all while fitting into their unique and exciting culture.
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Sandy Bleich, Senior Partner
Sandy Bleich, located in the Boston/New England office, has over 25 years of experience as a technology executive. Sandy met the hiring manager TJ Leonard several years ago initially as a candidate, when she placed him at Vlingo as Director of Product Marketing. Years later, the candidate became the client, as Leonard was in search of marketing and product talent for VideoBlocks. Having had a very positive experience in the past, Leonard knew he could rely on Sandy to identify and engage quality candidates.
As a result of the search, VideoBlocks hired Kristin Keohan, a statistician that is well versed in data manipulation and modeling, business intelligence tools, and predictive analytics. Keohan has a Masters in International Trade, Finance and Development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire. She is a master of several data-focused technologies, including SAS, Google Analytics, R, VBA and SQL. She joins VideoBlocks from Booz Allen Hamilton, where she was a Senior Consultant.
VideoBlocks continues to be a client of Millennium Search, utilizing our recruiting expertise and industry focus to capture talent across a wide spectrum of needs.
“The importance of data literate professionals to our rapid and continuing growth cannot be overstated. Our success has given way to volume that allows us to learn so much about our customers and their needs, but we need the right talent and experience to show us the way. Sandy was tremendously valuable in our search for these professionals, and delivered the perfect fit in both skill set and cultural chemistry in Kristin for our Analytics Manager opening. We know we can count on Millennium Search to deliver, and they continue to be an important partner as we build our team.”
— TJ Leonard, Chief Marketing Officer, Video Blocks
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