(Santa Monica, California--March 4, 2015) Creative editorial company Beast has named post production industry veteran Valerie Petrusson as President. A co-founding member, Petrusson returns to Beast after steering sales and marketing for commercial and feature projects at parent company Deluxe. In her new role, Petrusson will be responsible for overseeing Beast’s seven offices across New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin.
“Valerie has an insider’s perspective and flawless track record at both Beast and Deluxe, so she’s the ideal leader for this expanding group,” said Stefan Sonnenfeld, CEO, Deluxe Creative Services.
“Beast holds a special place in my heart, ” Petrusson shared. “I’ve gained invaluable knowledge working in the boutique business as well as the corporate world. This experience will allow me to navigate Beast to the next level creative. Our editors are some of the best in the industry, so it’s an absolute joy to be working with them on a day-to-day level again.”
Petrusson will be based in the Santa Monica office but frequently engages with all facilities in the Beast network. She co-founded Beast in 2006 and headed up the company until transitioning to Deluxe corporate in 2012. Prior to Beast, Petrusson served as a professional consultant to editorial companies, recruiting talent, helping to devise advertising and marketing strategies, and working with management to enhance efficiencies and profits. She began her career over two decades ago while working with boutique editorial houses in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she established both a loyal clientele and strong community presence.
About Beast TV
Beast TV is a top editorial facility for Commercials, Music Videos and Web Virals. Beast serves a global clientele and maintains an unparalleled roster of award-winning editors, as well as up-and-coming talent. Since its launch in 2006, Beast TV has built an impressive and varied body of work Harpo Films, Nike, AT&T, Reebok, Southwest Airlines, GM, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, USAF, Linkin Park and Black Eyed Peas. Beast TV has offices in Santa Monica, New York, Austin, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco. www.beast.tv
About Deluxe Creative Services
Deluxe Creative Services is the leading network for media and entertainment services across commercials, television, and feature films. Comprised of Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3, and Method Studios, Deluxe Creative Services provides everything from production through visual effects, editorial, post and final delivery for leading advertising and entertainment clients. With a global footprint that spans three continents and more than 30 facilities, our world-class creative teams can accommodate any project need, anywhere in the world.