The 35 agents in this annual ranking are the leaders of the pack, working behind the scenes to build some of the world’s biggest brands, from Wimbledon to Cherokee to Pepsi.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
In an effort to continue growth, Brand Castle, a licensee for branded baking kits, has named John Brandley as senior vice president, sales.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
Saban Brands has appointed former Iconix Brand Group executive David Zolot as senior vice president of corporate development for its new lifestyle unit.
VIMN has named Larissa Zagustin as senior vice president and general counsel for its brands and businesses in LatAm, Canada and the U.S. Hispanic market.
Rubie’s Canada has named Robert Bauer as director of sales. Bauer will oversee sales for the company’s independent accounts in Canada.
Sy Berger, known as the "father of the modern-day baseball trading card," died on Sunday at his home in Rockville Centre, N.Y., at the age of 91.
Hasbro has elected the current vice chairman of Lionsgate, Michael Burns, as an independent director to its board of directors.
Off the back of the expansion of its various property product lines, Imports Dragon has added five new members to its Toronto-based sales team.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Michael Armstrong to executive vice president and general manager of international brand development.
Hit Entertainment has appointed Kate Schlomann as vice president of global brand management.
Anita Gatto has joined Entertainment One Licensing’s pop culture and lifestyle division in the newly created role of vice president of marketing.
Women in Toys honored its 2014 Wonder Women Tuesday with executives from Mattel, Hasbro and Rovio taking home prizes.
John Gessert, president and CEO of American Plastic Toys has been elected as chairman of the Toy Industry Association’s board of directors.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Toy Industry Association effective April 30, 2015.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Entertainment One Television has expanded its alternative programming division with the appointment of David Shaye.
Pamela El is joining the National Basketball Association in the new position of chief marketing officer beginning Aug. 18.
Rovio Entertainment's North American consumer products licensing team has three new additions.
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