||Chicago, Mar 25, 2008 -VHT, a leading provider of visual marketing services, announces the appointment of Kevin McGuire to the position of Director of Sales. McGuire joined VHT to help build its national sales force and accommodate the increasing demand from both advertisers and media companies for online and off-line content.
The expansion was made possible in part by the recent investment of $3.5 Million by Hopewell Ventures, a $110 million venture capital fund that provides equity capital and strategic expertise to high-growth companies throughout the Midwest.
The changes in the real estate market over the last year, combined with consumers’ increasing appetite for video and visual media, has increased the demand for VHT’s services.
“As homes take longer to sell and consumers become more technology and media savvy, real estate professionals are turning to VHT to help them utilize visual marketing services,” said Brian Balduf, CEO of VHT. “With the additional investment, new sales leadership and the expansion of our sales team, we are better able to support our clients and other real estate professionals nationwide.”
McGuire has more than 13 years of experience in sales management and business development. At VHT, McGuire oversees VHT’s internal and external sales activities, and the company’s account management teams. Prior to joining the VHT team, Kevin worked with Vector Marketing as a Division Sales Manager where he expanded a territory of three locations into 17 locations. Most recently, Kevin built and developed the Chicago location for Global Forex Trading into their top worldwide team.
VHT provides professional production, management and distribution of visual content - including photographs, video, multimedia tours and Video on Demand television spots - for more than $1.5 billion in properties for 3,500 clients and 75,000 individual marketers of real estate, hospitality, locations and destinations. VHT's production services include the creation of visual content by VHT's nationwide team of professional photographers and videographers as well as the award-winning editors and image specialists at VHT Studios. VHT's ImageWorks™ visual asset management services provide for the resizing, reformatting, repurposing, tracking and distribution of visual assets for use in all media.