Mind Candy's head of global licensing Darran Garnham has grown the team from two to nine people, and increased its partner line-up from nine to over 100 since January.
In the U.K., Clare Wiggins joins from Chapman Entertainment as head of Moshi Live, and will program live events including a live music tour and immersive branded attractions in theme parks. Ex-Disney exec Sarah Hodges joins as retail partnership manager working with licensees and retailers to head the strategy for Moshi at retail. Jack McCall has been promoted to head of product development. Matt Shone is named as contracts and royalty manager. Dave Tovey, Mind Candy’s U.K. licensing manager, joined at the start of the year.
In the U.S., Caitlin Gutekunst joins as licensing manager, Americas, reporting to Eric Karp,
"We have an extremely exciting line up of premium partners bringing some incredible Moshi product to shelf all over the world," says Garnham. "I've had the privilege of pulling together a highly talented team, each of whom brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for Moshi. There are definitely exciting times ahead."
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