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Animoto Selects New Vice President of Marketing

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Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, today announced that Edward Angstadt has joined their executive team. Mr. Angstadt is the most recent addition to Animoto’s leadership team after Michelle Leirer was promoted to VP of People and Sandeep Chouksey joined as VP of Engineering in 2017.

“Edward is a talented and accomplished marketing executive with impressive experience growing SMB customer bases,” said Brad Jefferson, CEO & co-founder of Animoto. “He recognizes the opportunity in front of small businesses now to speak in the language of video, thanks to Animoto. He will be a valuable addition to the Animoto executive staff.”

Prior to joining Animoto, Mr. Angstadt served as the VP of Marketing at ActiveCampaign in Chicago, Illinois. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Angstadt was Senior VP of Marketing at Lendio. From 2010 to 2015, he was the Vice President and Head of Customer Marketing at

“Animoto has always believed video is the most effective form of communication, and we’re at such an interesting time where the market also recognizes that opportunity. No one else in the video creation industry finds the right balance between ease of use, brand customization, and stunning visual sophistication. Animoto nails it; it’s absolutely the best tool for the needs of businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s a marketer’s dream to tell the story about a cool product like ours and to work with a talented team like we have here at Animoto,” said Mr. Angstadt.

Also based out of Animoto’s headquarters in NYC are recent executive additions Michelle Leirer and Sandeep Chouksey. Ms. Leirer was promoted to VP of People in 2017. She had previously worked at Slide and Eventbrite in San Francisco. Mr. Chouksey was the VP of Engineering at Shutterstock in NYC before joining Animoto last year.

About Animoto:

Animoto’s award-winning online video maker makes it easy for anyone to drag and drop their way to powerful and professional marketing videos. The company’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape, which may be why more than 1 million businesses around the world have used Animoto to create marketing videos that stand out on social media and beyond.

Founded in 2006, Animoto has offices in New York City and San Francisco. For more information, visit Animoto is a registered trademark of Animoto Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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