Jirair Christianian – Mike’s Camera
Jirair Christianian earned a B.S. from the Colorado School of Mines in Geophysical Engineering in 1985, and his M.A. in Geophysics from the University of Houston in 1989. In 1990, he joined Mike’s Camera as Vice-President of Operations. In 1993, He became Vice-President of Finance and Administration. He has managed retail store operations, finance, facilities construction, as well as relationships with most of the major vendors in the photographic trade.
In 2012, along with brother and partner Alex, he expanded Mike’s Camera from three retail photographic stores in the Denver-Boulder market to a presence along the full Colorado Front Range and in Northern California. He is passionate about bringing great products and services to consumers, to enhance their enjoyment of photography. Whether they are professional photographers, or use photography for artistic expression or for preserving their life memories, he has helped build Mike’s Camera as a destination for all consumers’ needs.
He has been a territorial vice president of the Photographic Marketing Association International (PMAI), has served on various committees of the organization, and has served as President of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association. He has also been invited to speak on various industry-related topics at international, national and regional photographic industry and business meetings. Jirair was recently asked to join the board of the newly-formed trade association, the Imaging Alliance.