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The last couple of years have seen entire licensing teams displaced at top companies as they migrate across the corporate waters. We hope that the flocks have settled down for the winter—but just in case they don’t, make sure you have access to Licensing Source Book Online to keep you appraised of who’s where.

Following Jim Fielding‘s appointment at 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Television group, the consumer products division adds three new DreamWorks vets to its team. Ann Buckingham is now SVP Global Creative & Product Development, Tim Erickson is SVP Global Licensing & Operations, and Erin Morris is SVP Global Retail Business Development. Also joining the team are Kirk Bloomgarden as SVP Intl. Operations and Eva Steortz as SVP Global Brand Business Development.

Activision Blizzard launches a new consumer products division to be headed up by Tim Kilpin as President & CEO. Kilpin will oversee the Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, and King Digital teams.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) appoints Preston Kevin Lewis as SVP Retail Business Development

Lisa Macdonald joins Silvergate Media as VP EMEA.

Funrise names Kelly Woon as the firm’s new VP.

Barneys New York’s Mark Lee steps down as CEO and is succeeded by Daniella Vitale. Lee remains as Executive Chairman of the board.

Fran Horowitz is promoted to CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. With Horowitz’s appointment, the office of the chairman, which has been leading the company since December 2014, has been dissolved. Joanne Crevoiserat is also promoted to COO.

L’Oréal USA appoints David Greenberg Group President Professional Products Div. North America following the retirement of Pat Parenty; Ikdeep Singh is now Brand President Maybelline, Garnier & Essie; and Tim Coolican is Brand President of L’Oréal Paris.

Ed Burstell, who arrived at Hudson’s Bay just two months ago as Head Partnerships, leaves the company “for personal reasons,” according to a WWD source.

Flywheel Sports, an American indoor cycling brand, appoints Sarah Robb O’Hagan as CEO.

LEGO plans to double its London office space by 50%, and is expected to grow its staff from the current employee base of 275.


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