By Allison Watkinson
Wildbrain CPLG has added two top executives to bolster its in-house services and commercial teams in London and Munich, respectively.
In London, Clare Vosper Mortimer has joined WildBrain CPLG’s in-house services team in the new role of VP, Finance and Operations. She will oversee the company’s finance function and enhance its global in-house service offering for partners as it continues to see significant growth.
Wildbrain CPLG has opened new offices recently in Indonesia and the Philippines as part of its expansion into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market. The company now has 23 offices around the world, managing a growing business in more than 100 territories. Wildbrain CPLG says it is scaling up its in-house services team to better support its operations and partners around the world.
The focus for Vosper Mortimer will be to enable even stronger partner-centric financial and operational services, augmenting WildBrain CPLG’s suite of other in-house services which include creative, legal and partnerships. She reports to Maarten Weck, EVP, Global Partnerships and Licensing.
Vosper Mortimer has held senior finance positions in publishing, TV production and kids’ media businesses, most recently as SVP Finance and Operations for Family Brands at eOne/Hasbro, where she worked in the content production, distribution and brand management divisions for its IP portfolio, including Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Transformers, Power Rangers and My Little Pony. She also held senior positions at Quercus Books (now part of the Hachette Group), NBCUniversal, and Entertainment Rights/Classic Media (now NBCUniversal DreamWorks).
In Munich, Angela Reuber-Gundolf has been appointed Commercial Director, assigned to help leverage WildBrain CPLG’s expansive global reach and infrastructure to drive growth and strategic alignment for existing licensors across Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GSA). Those include Peanuts, PLAYMOBIL, SEGA and MGM, as well as WildBrain CPLG’s own portfolio of entertainment, lifestyle and sports properties.
Reuber-Gundolf’s mandate will also include building out and expanding the presence of WildBrain-owned brands in the GSA market, including the ongoing expansion of the Teletubbies licensing programme into the adult market targeting Gen Z and their kids, alongside growing expansion opportunities for much-loved global brand Strawberry Shortcake to audiences in Northern Europe.
Angela joins Wildbrain from IMG in Germany, where she was responsible for the global licensing strategy and business of key IMG clients Haribo and Bundesliga. Previously she was Senior Franchise Development Manager CPGP EMEA at The Walt Disney Company, Germany, where she was responsible for driving the franchise strategy of National Geographic Consumer Products across Europe. Angela reports to John Taylor, VP, Northern Europe.