Relativity Media Appoints New COO
Mr Bertram will oversee the day-to-day company operations for Relativity, including the building and managing of the company's domestic and international distribution relationships. In his position as COO, will directly report to Relativity president Michael Joe, and to Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh for his duties as CFO.
Prior to his position at Paramount, Mr Bertram was CFO of Dreamworks and was involved in negotiating its sale to Viacom after the separation from DreamWorks Animation.
For the past five years at Paramount Pictures, Mr Bertram served as president of business operations for the multi-billion dollar global Home Entertainment division with responsibility for finance, administration, business affairs, supply chain and business development.
Prior to joining Paramount, Mr Bertram held a variety of senior positions in operations, marketing, distribution, strategic planning, and finance at DreamWorks. He served as CFO of the privately held DreamWorks subsequent to the public offering of the animation company in 2004, and was responsible for managing all finance, strategic planning and banking activities.
Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media, said: â€œWe're thrilled to have a seasoned veteran like Mr Bertram join our team. He brings with him deep and extensive expertise at a time when our company has delivered on the promise of becoming a fully-functioning, full service studio. As our business ventures continue to grow, Mr Bertram's expertise will prove invaluable.â€
Mr Bertram said: â€œRyan has incredible vision and has built a strong and innovative company. I'm very excited to join Relativity as it continues to rethink what's possible in the entertainment industry.â€
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