Stefan Sonnenfeld named CEO of the new business unit; Encore’s Bill Romeo appointed Chief Marketing Officer; Joshua Touber appointed COO.
Los Angeles, CA -- Deluxe has announced the formation of a new, unified Creative Services division that will centralize operations of color, editorial, VFX, and all other post-production services across multiple platforms, including features, television, web and commercials. The new business unit will allow all of Deluxe's companies -- Company 3, Beast, Deluxe New York, Encore, EFilm, Level 3 Post, Method Studios and Rushes -- to work together more efficiently.
Stefan Sonnenfeld, founder and president of Company 3, will take on the role of CEO of the new division. Bill Romeo will move up from his post as executive VP of Encore to become Chief Marketing Officer. Joshua Touber, who held a similar role at Ascent Media a decade ago before co-founding successful software companies XyTech and Xymox, will serve as Chief Operating Officer.
“As the divisions among different types of content continue to blur, our new centralized Creative Services division will offer clients greater efficiency and flexibility, and our incredibly talented artists will no longer be locked into working only on features or episodic TV or commercials,” Sonnenfeld said in making the announcement.
“I am thrilled with the new team,” he added. “Bill has done an amazing job expanding Encore, both as an episodic post-production facility and as a major visual effects house. Josh brings with him many years of success, most recently as an entrepreneur but also as a COO of our former parent company, Ascent Media. And he started his career working in the editorial department of Encore. He has developed a truly unique and informed perspective on our company and the industry.
“Deluxe Creative Services is entering 2015 in a new form,” Sonnfeld concluded, “as a centralized, platform-agnostic company that can offer an even higher level of product and service than ever.”
Source: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group