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.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
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.
Build-A-Bear Workshop has appointed Gina Collins as chief marketing officer and brand bear.
FremantleMedia North America has promoted David Luner to president of brand partnerships and franchise management.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, has hired former Walt Disney Studios executive T.J. Marchetti as chief marketing officer.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
Authentic Brands Group has added Zach Davis as its new vice president of celebrity, media and entertainment.
Former Uglydoll chief brand officer Alita Friedman has launched her own consulting house, Alita’s Brand Bar.
Studio 100 International has appointed Sunny Lee as licensing manager in the Asian Pacific region.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired Jazwares, a privately owned toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Fla.
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