Shutterstock, a leading technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced that Rachna Bhasin, Founder, and CEO of EQ Partners and a Co-Founder of Pacifica Investments, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors and will serve on the compensation committee of the board. Bhasin in the past held the role of Chief Business Officer at Magic Leap and SVP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Sirius XM.
As Founder and CEO of EQ Partners, Bhasin works as a strategic advisor, consultant, and investor to early-stage technology and media companies in the U.S. and Europe. In her role as Co-Founder of Pacifica Investments, she identifies and enhances technologies, entrepreneurs, and brands from New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.
Before January 2019, Bhasin held the role of Chief Business Officer for Magic Leap for around three years, where she helped grow the team and led business development, strategic partnerships and M&A. In this capacity, Bhasin supervised Shutterstock’s API partner integration with the Magic Leap One, Creator Edition in May 2016. Since leaving from this role, she continues to work with Magic Leap as a Senior Advisor to the CEO.
Previously, Bhasin served as SVP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at SiriusXM Radio in New York. She additionally held positions at Dell, where she led the company’s consumer strategic partnerships and personalization, and at EMI Music North America as Vice President of Business Development.
Bhasin currently serves on the board of directors for Ryman Hospitality Properties. She is a present member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and has recently served on the board for the GRAMMY Foundation. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BCA with Honors from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.