ZAG Expands Leadership Team

Zag America has added several new members to its leadership team, including the appointment of Manuel Torres Port to the post of chief brand officer.
License Global

February 19, 2019

ZAG Expands Leadership Team

Port, an industry veteran, will be responsible for managing brand franchises that include digital and gaming, consumer products, live events and experiences. Port will report to Jeremy Zag, founder and chief executive officer of Zag. Port will oversee new IP, including “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.”

“With the rapid global growth of ‘Miraculous’ including seasons 3-5 in production, movies, live action and even more original Zag Heroez IP in production, I believe it is crucial to expand our Santa Monica headquarters to include the Global Brand Franchise office,” says Jeremy Zag. “Manuel is the ideal leader to provide the team with over 25 years of consumer products experience and wisdom. Manuel’s key focus at Zag will be to ensure we have the right processes and structure to grow and evolve our brands into new categories, channels and markets. With Zag rapidly expanding across new platforms, his experience in developing strategy, road map planning, partnerships and consumer products is exactly the caliber we need to continue to fuel our global growth.”

Port’s

previous roles include serving as executive vice president of global consumer products at NBCUniversal and as senior vice president of global toys and publishing at Nickelodeon.

Zag has also announced three more additions to its leadership team.

Julian Zag has been named executive vice president of worldwide operations. Zag will oversee the group’s operations and strategy while expanding the company into new lines of business.

Liz Grampp has been named senior vice president of studio and franchise marketing. Grampp will oversee brand development, media strategy, content marketing and public relations across brands and corporate communications.

Ian Lambur will serve as senior vice president of global distribution and co-production. Lambur previously served as senior vice president of global distribution at The Jim Henson Company.

Also joining Zag is Bandai executive Jose Antonio Vargas, who will take on an advisory role.

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