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Jazwares Adds New Directors to EMEA Team

As part of Jazwares’ European growth strategy, Matt Stent was appointed European commercial director and Sam Bourne was named European licensing director.

Matt Stent joins Jazwares as European commercial director, reporting into Jonny Taylor, senior vice president, Europe. Stent will be responsible for growing Jazwares’ business in Europe both through its regional offices and third-party distributors. He spent nearly two decades at Argos & Sainsburys, most recently as the buying manager for sports, leisure, outdoor toys and nursery.

Sam Bourne is the licensing director for the company’s European branch. The former head, licensing and brand at Rubie’s Masquerade, Bourne will report to global vice president, licensing, Sam Ferguson, her role of European licensing director will focus on ensuring Jazwares delivers commercial value and results to global licensing partners, as the business continues to grow.

In addition to both appointments, Jazwares has expanded its U.K. team with a ten more hires to fill newly-created positions across licensing, sales, marketing, operations and business intelligence.

“We are thrilled to be adding such strong talent to our team, to match our growth both in the U.K. and across Europe,” says Jonny Taylor, senior vice president, Europe, Jazwares. “Exciting times ahead!”

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