Evode Group Adds Licensing Execs

EUROPE–The Evode Group, which owns brands like Merchmaker.com and Choosey.com, has tapped two new executives–Vickie O’Malley and Nicola Thompson–to help the company continue to grow and prosper.

April 6, 2018

Evode Group Adds Licensing Execs

Vickie O’Malley and Nicola Thompson will assist the company in its future growth endeavors.


O’Malley has joined the company as its board advisor, specializing in entertainment licensing. Presently, O’Malley is the managing director at Rockpool Licensing and has managed a host of consumer products programs for brands like

Despicable Me, Star Wars

, “Sesame Street,” WWE, “Star Trek” and England Rugby.

Meanwhile, Thompson has signed on as the Evode Group’s U.K. licensing and retail director. Most recently, Thompson worked for Rockpool Licensing; however, she also managed CPLG’s sports business for several years and oversaw clients such as The FA, RFU, Tough Mudder, St. Andrews Links, Tour de France and World Rally, among others.

"In Vickie and Nicola, we have an incredible level of experience, credibility and connectivity across the licensing industry,” says Ben Nolan, chief executive officer,

Evode Group. “Evode Group is truly proud to have acquired their services in such a capacity and we look forward to them playing a significant role in enhancing our offering to licensors and retailers alike.”

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