Alpine SG Acquires Leading Photography Solution, ImageQuix
WALNUT CREEK, CA & GREENVILLE, SC – November 14th, 2018 – ImageQuix, LLC (“ImageQuix”), the leader in workflow and ecommerce solutions for high volume professional photography studios announced that it has joined Alpine SG, LLC (“ASG”), a group of market leading vertical SaaS companies operated by world-class leaders.
With offices in Greenville, SC, and Raleigh, NC, ImageQuix provides full end-to-end workflow management and ecommerce solutions to professional photographers, with a specialty in the education and high-volume sector. Their latest software, Blueprint, built in partnership with some of the largest photography studios and labs in the country, dramatically increases efficiency and significantly reduces costs for photography studios. It then allows them to seamlessly offer their products for online sale and directly market to consumers.
ImageQuix founder Mark Valente will remain active with a focus on acquiring new business. Alex Kovacevic, part of ASG’s PeopleFirst™ leadership program, has joined ImageQuix as CEO. “We are extremely honored to be partnering with ImageQuix,” said Mark Strauch, Chairman of ASG. “Mark Valente and his team have built a product that has changed their industry. We are excited to continue growing the business and delivering the best possible solutions and service to ImageQuix customers.”
“Over the past three years, ImageQuix has developed a product in Blueprint that will revolutionize our industry and make us the first end-to-end solution in the high-volume photography industry. Under Alex’s leadership and with the support of ASG, ImageQuix now has the resources and expertise it needs to deliver exceptional service to our growing customer base and make the vision of Blueprint a reality,” said Valente. “This tremendous opportunity will also allow me to spend more time with my family. ImageQuix and our customers couldn’t be in better hands.
“I’m thrilled to be joining ImageQuix at such an exciting time,” said Alex Kovacevic, CEO of ImageQuix. Mark’s passion for our customers and our industry is truly inspiring, and has enabled him and the team to create something truly remarkable. “Blueprint is a phenomenal product with a real opportunity to help high volume photographers minimize overhead and back-office work, increase their capacity to do more shoots, and give them the freedom to focus on what they love – taking great pictures! This is the beginning of an exhilarating future for ImageQuix and our customers.”
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry. With an unrivalled understanding of the business of professional photography and decades of industry knowledge and experience, ImageQuix leverages cutting edge technology to deliver world class software and white glove customer service that dramatically increases efficiency, enables significant cost savings, and drives increased revenue for professional photography studios.
ASG is a group of market-leading vertical SaaS companies, backed by Alpine Investors and operated by world-class PeopleFirst™ leaders. ASG believes deeply in the power of people and data to grow great organizations, and that sharing knowledge, expertise, and resources across its community of businesses drives exponential growth. Founders of leading SaaS companies continue to trust ASG to grow their businesses and build even stronger legacies for the future. To learn more, visit www.alpinesg.com
About Alpine Investors
Alpine Investors is a software and services focused private equity firm that specializes in investing in founder-owned businesses and corporate carve-outs. Alpine differentiates itself through its PeopleFirst™ strategy, which is founded on the belief that the key to building enduring companies is working with, learning from and developing exceptional people. Alpine offers a unique CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program where Alpine partners with CEOs first and places them into companies as part of the transaction. This provides a solution for founders and companies that desire additional management support post-transaction. Through its CIR program, Alpine has deployed more than 20 CEOs into companies since 2013. Alpine is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.alpine-investors.com