KSL Media Hires Russell Dean as Executive Vice President, CFO/COO in their Los Angeles Office

KSL Media today announces the hiring of Russell Dean as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer based in their Los Angeles office but managing the entire KSL Media operation.

KSL Media (http://www.kslmedia.com), one of the largest independent media services companies, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago, today announces the hiring of Russell Dean as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer based in their Los Angeles office but managing the entire KSL Media operation.

Dean has a tremendous amount of advertising and media management experience. For the last two years, he has held the position of CFO at the Phelps Group an integrated marketing communications company in Los Angeles. While at Phelps, Russell worked on corporate planning and strategy, provided monthly financial reports, supervised the billing department, performed all human resource management functions, and supervised the support staff and IT department.

Prior to the Phelps Group, Russell was CFO for Palisades Media Group, a prominent media management company that specializes in media buying and planning for the entertainment industry.

At KSL Media, Russell will be supported by the leadership of Susan Gershon in Operations and both Mara Weissman and Gershon in Human Resources. Geoff Charness, Vice President/Controller and Tarun Chachra, Chief Technology Officer, will also be reporting in to Russell.

Hank Cohen, KSL’s CEO noted, “As KSL Media has seen steady growth over the last year and a half, it became evident that we needed to bring in a seasoned Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer. We are confident with Dean at the helm of finance and operations, we will operate with the utmost efficiency and add a high level of business and financial acumen to our company.”

Dean is a graduate of Occidental College, received his JD from Southwest University and his MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

About KSL Media:

KSL Media is one of the largest and fastest growing independent media services companies in America. They specialize in servicing mid market companies with challenger brands by helping them acquire and retain their best customers. KSL works with numerous clients including Bacardi, Guitar Center, Publisher’s Clearing House, ConocoPhillips, Mercury Insurance, Huntington Learning Center, Telebrands, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and Sizzler. They have offices in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Chicago.

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Posted On: Encino, CA August 13, 2010

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