Team

Michael Osterrieder
Michael Osterrieder
CEO and Founder

Michael Osterrieder is a creative professional and entrepreneur with nearly two decades of IP production experience under his belt. Combining vast experience in 3D graphics, photography and videography, Michael has sold over 500.000 media licenses worldwide. Michael initially founded vAIsual together with Nicolas Menijes and was instrumental in developing its base technology for synthetic media.

Nicolas Menijes
Nicolas Meijes - vaisual founder
Head of Organic Content – Founder


Nicolas Menijes is a recognized superstar within the licensed stock media universe. Nicolas is the powerhouse behind vAIsual’s real life dataset production, and oversees the production and acquisition of all organic content for vaisual.com. His deep understanding of high-volume production workflows and his attention to deep detail is what fuels vAIsual’s success.

Mark Milstein
Mark Milstein - Rainmaker at vaisual.com
COO – Rainmaker – Co-Founder

Mark Milstein brings unique insights into global content operations and the licensed stock media landscape that few can match. War photographer, founder of Eastern Europe’s first internet-based photo agency and founder of Microstocksolutions, a global services company supporting the visual media industry, Mark now directs both vAIsual’s strategic partnership and fundraising efforts along with its daily operations.

Istvan Zsolt Novak
IStvan Zolt Novak - Numbers guy at vaisual.com
CFO – Co-Founder

Istvan Novak is vAIsual’s head of finances and recognized taskmaster, and brings more than 33 years of success in sales, marketing and strategic management to the table. Istvan’s respected business acumen, honed overseeing such companies as TriGranit, Kraft Foods, E.ON,  GranitBank, and Eclipse Automation, keeps the lights on and the machine’s running at vAIsual. 

Lee Torrens
Lee Torrens - inner voice of vaisual
Our Inner Voice

Lee Torrens has from its earliest days been the voice and inner ear of the microstock world. First as the founder of MicrostockDiaries, the much-regarded industry blog, and later as the first director of content at Canva, the $40 billion dollar graphic design platform, Lee now guides vAIsual as its advisor on all things related to corporate structure and legal affairs.

Tatiana Snauwaert
Tatiana Snauwaert - vaisual.com
Lead Developer

Passionate about learning and results-oriented, Tatiana Snauwaert brings
her unique experience with machine learning algorithms having learned
from the top-notch professionals in the industry. Tatiana is excited to
engineer and implement the state-of-the-art computer vision models for
vAIsual.