Neil Cole resigns a decade after founding the brand management company.
Iconix board member Peter Cuneo, who previously served as president and chief executive officer of Marvel Entertainment, has been appointed as chairman of the board and interim CEO while a successor is sought.
Cole will serve as a special advisor to the company through Sept. 30 to help with the transition, after which he intends to pursue other business opportunities.
Since its launch a decade ago, Iconix has grown to include a portfolio of consumer brands that now includes Candie's, Badgley Mischka, Joe Boxer, Mossimo, London Fox, Rocawear, Starter, Sharper Image, Mark Ecko, Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake. The company is the fourth largest licensor in the world, bringing in $13 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise in 2014, according to
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