Steve Bertram has joined Relativity Media as COO and CFO, Ryan Kavanaugh, the company's CEO said Thursday. Bertram joins media and entertainment company from Paramount Home Entertainment where he was President of Business Operations.
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. Bertram, 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, Bertram was CFO of Dreamworks and was involved in negotiating its sale to Viacom after the separation from DreamWorks Animation.
"We're thrilled to have a seasoned veteran like Steve join our team," commented Kavanaugh in a statement. "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, Steve's expertise will prove invaluable."