NEW YORK CITY — Creative editorial house Final Cut (www.finalcut-edit.com), along with VFX and post production company Significant Others, have announced the addition of Justin Brukman in the newly-created role of US managing director and director of global new business. An experienced leader with a proven ability to build businesses, nurture talent and create cultures in which highly-motivated teams do their best work, Brukman has consistently delivered strong results for clients and an engaging work environment. He is best known for his time as executive producer and managing director of MPC in New York, and later for the whole of North America.
Brukman moved stateside from the London office in 2010 to launch the company’s US presence. In under seven years, he grew the New York office from a staff of six to more than 120, increasing revenue and building deep client relationships across key media categories. In addition to their work for agencies, like Droga5, Anomaly, R/GA, Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH/New York, BBDO, Publicis, and Y&R, MPC also made an aggressive move into emerging technologies, like VR, AR, and mixed reality.
“This year has been both challenging and illuminating in so many ways,” notes Stephanie Apt, US president at Final Cut. “Both Final Cut and Significant Others are dedicated to building for the future through stellar leadership of our team. Justin is the perfect person to lead the charge in this regard. He is highly focused on enriching our internal culture while operating from a place of complete authenticity. Justin is an ideal values match and we’re thrilled to welcome him.”
“I’ve always felt the Final Cut family of companies –– Final Cut, Significant Others and Machine Sound –– has been forward-looking and ahead of its time, and the leadership they’ve shown through the chaos of 2020 is no exception,” adds Brukman. “Joining them at this key moment is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of building a vibrant future for these companies and their talent. I am honored to take on this challenge and to be working with such professional and gifted people.”