LMCA Announces New Appointments

Newly created role of chief licensing officer and new vice president for brand development have been named.
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February 6, 2023

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LMCA, has announced the appointments of Ray Uhlir as chief licensing officer and Ximena Duque as vice president, brand development, North America.   

“It is wonderful to share the news about Ray and Ximena’s new roles within the agency,’’ says Ciarán Coyle, president and chief executive officer,


. “Our goal has been to put in place a leadership team that is highly experienced and dedicated to the sustainable growth trajectory LMCA is currently on. We are committed to working with our brand client partners to deliver continued success as LMCA continues to expand both domestically and internationally.” 

To support the agency’s goal of accelerating growth for its brand clients globally, Uhlir, who held the position of senior vice president, brand development, is being promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president, chief licensing officer. As part of the new role, Uhlir will be responsible for guiding and supporting the development of LMCA’s brand licensing programs globally.

Uhlir will also act as the main liaison between LMCA and strategic partners, Full Sail IP,

the agency’s brand-acquisition joint venture with New York-based global private equity firm

, Warburg Pincus.   

“Ray has held several senior positions in LMCA over the last 12 years and, in this new role, he will be tasked with further building out our global capabilities and synergies across regions for our brand clients with particular emphasis on our joint venture Full Sail IP’s portfolio of brands,’’ says Allan Feldman, founder and executive chairman, LMCA.  

The LMCA board has also announced additional senior leadership responsibilities for Ximena Duque, currently managing director, Latin America. Duque will now also lead the brand development team in that region.   

“Ximena joined the LMCA team back in 2021 and has significantly contributed to the agency’s growth and international expansion in Latin America over the past year,” says Coyle. “With her extensive background in business development, client management and strategic brand planning, Ximena is well positioned to drive strategic business for our brand clients in North America.”  


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