Executives Inside Licensing

Brad Weston, ex-Petco, named President of Party City Holdings and CEO of the Retail Group… Ryan Vero, formerly President of Party City, named CEO of Claire’s Stores, succeeding Kevin Corning, who had been interim CEO since Claire’s emerged from bankruptcy protection in March… Jackie Lee-Joe, ex-BBC Studios, named Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix effective in September, replacing Kelly Bennett, who is retiring… Williams Sonoma Brand President Janet Haynes departs effective Aug. 1, to be replaced by Ryan Ross, currently EVP Emerging Brands… Jeff Malakasian, ex- Epoca International, rejoins Viking licensee Clipper Corp. as President of Retail… Martin McLaughlin, ex-Saatchi & Saatchi, named Commercial Manager at agency The Point 1888, new position… Changes at DHX Media: Stephanie Betts, SVP Development and Current Series, advances to EVP Content; Todd Brien, formerly of Pivotal Media, named Director of Development and Animation….Denny Bruce, ex-Trager Pellet Grills, named President of VF Corp.’s Dickies Division, replacing Philip Williamson, former CEO of Williamson-Dickie Mfg., which was acquired by VF in 2017. Williamson shifts to an “ambassador” role.

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