Effecting expansion of its senior leadership team, Children’s entertainment specialist Guru Studio has made two key appointments.
Guru Studio is a Canadian animation studio that has won various industry awards and has been featured in several international film festivals.
The firm has inducted former Disney executive Kara Lord Piersimoni as its vice president of production and Daniel Rattner as its new senior director of marketing and branding.
Both newcomers will report to the company’s president and executive creative director Frank Falcone.
Piersimoni brings more than two decades of experience in global content production, including stints at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Digital Domain and DisneyToon Studios.
Most recently, she was an executive producer for Warner Animation Group for the LEGO Movie franchise and joins Guru from her position as senior director of production at Sparkhouse Studios.
Rattner joins Guru with more than a decade of marketing and brand development experience. Most recently Rattner was director of marketing at Mazu, a leader in safe online experiences for young fans.
He has also held tenure at Spin Master where he was global brand manager across the boys’ action toy category. At Guru, Daniel will oversee the company’s corporate marketing and communications strategy and lead the promotional efforts for Guru’s animated and interactive IP.