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Marla Rausch is an entrepreneur in the motion capture field servicing the gaming industry with direct application to the entertainment industry and education.
She was a financial planner before launching Animation Vertigo in 2004 where she created a new business model with full-time employees.
Her industry was known for bringing freelance workers together as needed and then letting them go when projects finished.
Her professional background in financial planning helped her deal with contracts and she advises people who want to start and run a small business to "plan, plan, plan."
She said her career as a financial planner gave her the mindset necessary to start her business which now employs 35 full-time people.
Click here to read Marla's view on trends in the motion capture industry.