Shutterstock hires John Lapham as General Counsel
Global creative platform Shutterstock has announced the appointment of John Lapham as its General Counsel. As a member of the company’s leadership team, Mr. Lapham will lead its legal strategy, be a strategic advisor on legal and business issues, manage risk throughout the organization and provide legal support to growth and transformation initiatives. "John's expansive expertise across business and regulatory affairs will be integral to driving Shutterstock's bold growth agenda, and our continued focus on innovation," said Shutterstock Chief Executive Officer Stan Pavlovsky. "I'm thrilled to have John join the senior leadership team, and I'm looking forward to his collaboration towards furthering Shutterstock's success." Mr. Lapham brings 25 years of legal experience to his new role, most recently as General Counsel, SVP Government Affairs for Rover.com. His expertise includes legal, regulatory, corporate governance and business affairs, global intellectual property, lobbying strategies, merger, acquisition and finance. "Shutterstock has a reputation for ingenuity and a focus on long-term growth, and I'm delighted to be joining the Company during this period of transformation," said Mr. Lapham. "I look forward to partnering with the senior leadership team to advance our positioning as a market leader, and to execute Shutterstock's strategy for continued success."