Warner Bros. Consumer Products names Julian Montoya as SVP Global Toys to develop brands such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, and Hanna-Barbera. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group promotes Jay Levine to EVP.
eOne bolsters its Latin American team with Bruna Sawada, now Regional Territory Manager for Brazil.
Victorinox Swiss Army appoints Hilary Hartley as President North America.
Pottery Barn restructures its leadership team. Marta Benson is named President of Williams Sonoma Inc.’s Pottery Barn brand, after Sandra Stangl resigns on March 31. Jennifer Kellor is President Pottery Barn Kids & PBteen. Jeff Howie is EVP & Chief Administrative Officer of the Pottery Barn brands
Excell Marketing boosts its team with the appointment of Timothy J. Nolan as president of the Bulls-i-Toy Division.
At LEGO Group, Marina Edwards takes over the role of VP & GM U.K./Ireland from Fiona Wright.
Dollar General’s EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer, Jim Thorpe, is set to retire and the retailer is conducting a search for his successor.
As part of its plans to launch a subscription video service, Vimeo hires Alana Mayo as VP & Head Original Development, Kesila Childers as Director Content Development, and Kelly Miller as Director Content Acquisitions.
Michael Green, Co-founder of The Collective, steps down from his role as Studio71’s chairman as the digital media company adds eight new creative partners to its network.
Bruce Morris joins Progressive Business Media as VP/Group Publisher Gift & Decorative Accessories, HFN & Home, and Textiles Today brands.
DC Entertainment snags Rosalind Morehead as Manager Consumer Marketing.
Under Armour hires Clay Dean as Chief Innovation Officer.
Wolverin adds John Estes as VP Global Sales and Andy Shripka as VP Marketing.
RYU Apparel appoints Brett Pawson as SVP Retail & Operations.
Naz Amarchi-Cuevas is now a board member at Star Stable Entertainment AB.
After Hong Kong Meisheng Culture Co. Ltd. buys out shares of Jakks Pacific, its executive director and chairman of the board, Xiaoqiang Zhao, will join as a member of Jakks’ board of directors.
David Hoppe joins Gen Con as President, taking over the top management role in May. David replaces Adrian Swartout, who will retire. The two will work together for the next four months, until Gen Con 50 in August.
CMON expands its in-house artistic team with the hiring of Adrian Smith as Lead Artist and Stefan Kopinski as Senior Artist.