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Kids media brand appoints Stone Newman as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Stone will oversee all revenue-generating activities and with launching efforts in licensing and merchandising, sponsorships and brand integrations, and the global sales of premium content.

Netflix hires Jess Richardson as Director Global Licensing, Merchandising & Promotions. While Richardson’s responsibilities are yet to be revealed in full, he is expected to license Netflix properties to retailers and suppliers in global territories across books, comics, gaming toys, collectibles, soundtrack, and apparel.

BBC Worldwide appoints Henriette Stuart-Reckling as Brand Director. Stuart-Reckling’s remit includes growing brands such as Doctor Who, Top Gear, and BBC Earth as well as cross-divisional work for BBC Group.

Spin Master adds Jamie Whitney as Executive Producer & Show Runner and Alex Soto as Executive Producer Creative Development.

TOMY Intl. hires Vincent D’Alleva as its new Chief Brand Officer. D’Alleva is responsible for the company’s North and South American expansion efforts as well as guiding brand, product and consumer marketing strategies for its infant, toddler, and preschool businesses.

Prager Metis CPAs welcomes Lewis Stark as a new Partner in its royalty audit and contract compliance services group.

Vardhan Rajkumar of Privet Capital is the new Chairman of Vivid Toy Group as Paul Weston steps down. Weston will continue to advise Vivid on product and licensing opportunities while launching a new consultancy service for the toy industry, Press Play.

Stephanie Pierotti is now Scott Brothers Global’s new VP Marketing. Her remit includes overseeing seasonal development of Scott Living licensee partner lines, cultivating business relationships with new licensees, and managing archival and curation of licensee asset images.

Carolina Herrera hires Lisa Arnold as VP Retail and Thea Terenik as VP Global Merchandising. Arnold will handle all aspects of Carolina Herrera New York’s global retail presence. Terenik is tasked with heading Carolina Herrera New York’s global brand positioning and product strategy within the luxury ready-to-wear and bridal markets.

Fashion French ballet shoe company Repetto appoints Gilles Assor as CEO Americas.

Talent firm Abrams Artists Agency launches a gaming division housing influencers from both YouTube and Twitch.

YouTube adds to its original content team with Jon Wax, leading drama, scripted, and current programming development, and Angela Courtin, serving as global head of YouTube TV and originals marketing.

Sur La Table hires Billy May as its new CEO.

Roger Lynch, founding CEO of Sling TV, is President & CEO of digital radio and music streaming platform Pandora.

Whistle Sports adds Paul Kelly as Chief Revenue Officer. Kelly will recruit agencies and brands to contribute to the sports video network’s library of sponsored content.


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