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.
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.
Mobile game publisher Halfbrick, creator of the game app "Fruit Ninja," has upped Sam White to vice president of entertainment and licensing in the U.S.
Viacom has launched a new group, Viacom Velocity, to offer integrated marketing and creative content solutions.
The Women in Toys board of trustees has elected Ashley Mady, president and founder of licensing agency Brandberry, as its new president.
The Copyrights Group has named Demi Patel to the newly created role of head of product development.
Guru Studio has appointed Monika Sharma in the newly created position of director of marketing.
The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, has named Nicole Armentrout as senior director, marketing.
Mattel has promoted company veteran Tim Kilpin to executive vice president, international.
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center has appointed Mary M. Mueller as head of business development.
The U.K.-based Acamar Films has expanded its team, adding Bethan Garton as head of licensing and Emma Read as brand manager.
Greg Foran was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S.
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