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16/02/2017

Deluxe Appoints Craig Zerouni Head Of Technology, VFX

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Craig Zerouni has been announced as Head of Technology, Deluxe Visual Effects (VFX). Zerouni will be responsible for continuing to bring together software development and systems architecture across Deluxe's Method studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, and India; its Iloura studios in Sydney and Melbourne; and LA-based Deluxe VR to integrate and expand global production capacity.

Based in Los Angeles and reporting to president and General Manager of Deluxe VFX and VR Ed Ulbrich, Zerouni will lead VFX and VR R&D and software development teams and systems worldwide, working with technology teams across Deluxe's Creative division to benefit from and contribute to the pool of IP, knowledge, and resources across the global Deluxe technology organisation.

Ed Ulbrich said: "Our VFX work serves both the features world, which is increasingly global, and the advertising community, which is increasingly local. Behind the curtain at Method, Iloura, and Deluxe in general, we have been working to integrate our studios to give clients the ability to tap into integrated global capacity, technology and talent anywhere in the world, while offering a high-quality local experience. Craig's experience leading global technology organizations and distributed development teams, and building and integrating pipelines is right in line with our focus. He has done amazing work improving workflow and optimizing systems at VFX and animation companies of all sizes, and he's a great team leader."

Craig Zerouni added: "I'm excited to come on board with Deluxe right at this time – the company is expanding and integrating its VFX studios around the world and what comes through strongly is a commitment to growth and innovation. There's a great opportunity to harness all of the worldwide VFX talent and technology skill sets across these companies to support clients on an even bigger, broader scale."

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