About Us

PhotoCircle® was founded in 2012 with three guiding principles: Simplicity, Connection, and Trust. These values guide how we collaborate as a team, engage with our customers, and build great product experiences.

When launched, its simple and elegant approach to sharing photos and videos was quickly embraced by people of all ages and technical abilities who were looking for a private and trusted way to share with groups.

Growing by word of mouth to millions of users, it became evident that there is a need for the same approach in the workplace. Teams require a secure and user-friendly solution for sharing photos and videos. Consequently, PhotoCircle for Business was launched in 2022.

The response has been inspiring. PhotoCircle has seen rapid adoption across diverse businesses, including homebuilders, luxury brands, CPG field teams, event planners, and many others. Any team that needs to collaborate using photos & videos can leverage PhotoCircle to make what was once complex now simple and secure.

Doug Kent


PhotoCircle’s founder and CEO, Doug, has 15 years of mobile product and cloud development experience, releasing one of the first iPhone apps in 2008. He has been involved in the creation of over 70 apps, reaching nearly a billion downloads.

His team at Acompli was acquired by Microsoft in 2013 for $200 million, rebranding the Acompli app as Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android. At Microsoft, Doug was responsible for cloud security, global compliance (including GDPR), and scaling of the service to support over 150 million daily active users.

As the CEO of PhotoCircle, Doug leads product direction, customer engagement, and driving profitability.

Brian Sullivan


To support Doug in managing PhotoCircle's rapid growth, Brian Sullivan joined the company in 2023 as the leader of PhotoCircle's go-to-market (GTM) efforts.

Brian brings over 25 years of experience in building and leading customer success, deployment, strategic account management, and sales. He has worked with companies in various stages of growth, which industry leaders like Adobe, SAP, Basis Technologies, and Databricks later acquired.

As the Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Brian navigates the challenges that arise from rapid growth while ensuring that PhotoCircle's core principles are never compromised.