SOURCE: Luxus Inc.

April 30, 2012 09:00 ET

LUXUS Inc. Hires New CEO to Lead High-Growth Digital Agency

Rick Corteville to Speed Momentum of Company's Expansion While Adding Breadth to Global Management Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - LUXUS Inc., a global, digital advertising agency that delivers accountable creative and automated technology solutions to such large brands as Nokia, Oracle Corporation, PepsiCo, Boston's and Sabre today announced that Rick Corteville has been hired as Chief Executive Officer. Rick becomes the newest member of Luxus's rock star team of executives in the US, which includes Sami Keinänen, Creative Director; Jason Kinne, Executive Producer; and Brad Bevill, Managing Director. Rick will be based in the San Francisco office and report to Pasi Voho, Founder and Global CEO.

Rick will lead all US operations and focus on building on Luxus's strength as an international digital agency that's known for creating beautiful work with a laser focus on ROI. Additionally, he will closely collaborate with the management teams in Helsinki and Singapore to further build global momentum for Luxus and its international clients.

Rick is a 15-year digital advertising veteran. Prior to joining LUXUS, Rick held management positions at IPG's Mediabrands, Zenith Optimedia, Organic Inc, Grey Asia Pacific, and Beyond Interactive where he helped turn portfolios into profitable organizations. Previous clients include Coca-Cola, Microsoft/Xbox, Brown Forman (Jack Daniels), Mastercard, Oracle Corporation, and HP.

LUXUS's investment in executive personalities that cultivate authenticity cultivates a growth-oriented environment and reinforces a commitment to delivering solutions that amaze and impress.

"We are excited to have Rick join our global management team and lead the charge for us in North America," said Pasi Voho, Founder and Global CEO. "His experience managing large client relationships, successfully driving new business and strong digital acumen made him a perfect fit for the role. Brad, Sami and Jason have built a solid foundation for us over the last couple of years and I am confident that Rick will accelerate our already strong momentum."

"I couldn't think of a better place to work right now than at Luxus," said Rick Corteville, CEO of Luxus. "The culture is strong, the work is amazing and the people are all genuine; not an easy find in this business. I look forward to making the Luxus brand more well-known in the US, bringing new clients into the portfolio and maintaining all the attributes that have gotten Luxus to where it is today."

About LUXUS Inc.

Founded in 2001, LUXUS is a global advertising network with a focus on delivering accountable creative and automated technology solutions. LUXUS employs over 100 dedicated, hard-working personalities across three main offices (Helsinki, Singapore and San Francisco) that truly work together on a daily basis to deliver award winning work for our clients. LUXUS's strategic and future forward approach to client relationships has spawned an impressive client list that includes Nokia, Oracle Corporation, Whole Foods, PepsiCo, BMW and Sony. For more information, please visit http://www.luxusworldwide.com.

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