Aric Ackerman has been appointed COO at Los Angeles-based media and technology research firm Interpret LLC.

Ackerman will oversee business development, finance, legal and operations for the company, which helps major entertainment and video game clients devise and assesse their media strategies.

Ackerman reports to CEO Michael Dowling and will also be responsible for identifying acquisitions and strategic partnerships as the company steps up its technology investments around its leading new media and video game syndicated products.

He arrives from sound mixing company The LA Studios where he held the title of CEO and previously served as CFO and COO at the global production company