Fox Names New Exec Team

Twentieth Century Fox has appointed five new executives–Kirk Bloomgarden, Ann Buckingham, Tim Erickson, Erin Morris and Eva Steortz–to help lead its consumer products division.

April 6, 2018

Fox Names New Exec Team

“With this new leadership in place, we will begin to build global centers of excellence to lead Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products into the future,” says Jim Fielding, president, consumer products and innovation, Fox. “I am excited to lead this talented group of individuals, whom, collectively, have more than 100 years of experience in entertainment licensing and merchandising.”

First, Bloomgarden has taken on the role of senior vice president of international operations. In his new role, he will be responsible for the division’s business outside of North America, with emphasis on agent relationships. Bloomgarden joins Fox from Saban Brands.

Buckingham joins Fox as senior vice president of global creative and product development. Previously, she served as global head of product development at DreamWorks and has

experience in retail, licensing and manufacturing. She will be responsible for all creative assets, product development and project management.

Meanwhile, Erickson has joined the company as senior vice president of global licensing and operations. In his new role, Erickson will lead the company’s licensee partnerships around the world. Previously, he served as global head of licensing at DreamWorks. He has also worked at Disney and LEGO in a variety of category and retail roles.

Morris has signed on as senior vice president of global retail business development. In her new role, Morris will be responsible for retail account relationships globally as well as the company’s marketing and e-commerce functions. Morris joins Fox from DreamWorks, where she served as global head of sales and marketing. Previously, she held a variety of positions at top licensing organizations, including Disney and Sony.

Finally, Steortz will join the CP division as senior vice president of global brand business development. In her new role, Steortz and her team will manage the company’s content partner relationships and build global brand plans for all key properties. She joins Fox from consulting with the Equinox Group, where she spent the last four years developing entertainment marketing plans for studios, brands and retailers. Prior to that, she spent 20 years with Disney in various sales and marketing roles.

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