After signing deals with Twitter and Flickr to power photo filtering and editing, Aviary is bringing on a new CEO. Former OneRiot CEO and Walmart exec Tobias Peggs will be joining the startup as CEO. Former CEO and co-founder Avi Muchnick will assume the Chief Product Officer role.
Most recently, Peggs was CEO at OneRiot, managing that company’s transition from consumer to B2B, and leading the startup to an acquisition by Walmart. Muchnick says that his experience in growing the business through the distribution of SDKs to developers will help Aviary do the same.
“Our network has been growing massively, and we are so excited for the next chapter of Aviary,” said Muchnick. “Tobias has extensive experience with managing accelerated growth and he completely understands our business — working with developers to meet their needs, as well as the emotional aspect of creative expression that the end-user experiences. We couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come.”
Aviary started out with a direct-to-consumer product that allowed people to beautify and share their photos, and the company decided to switch gears and provide its tools to other apps and sites.
Currently there are 25 million monthly active users of Aviary’s products, across a distribution network of 2,500 partners. Partners include Flickr, Box, Walgreens, and Twitter. And Aviary just passed 2 billion edits. Peggs will be overseeing and leading the company’s future growth as a business. You can read more about the transition and Aviary’s future here.