Epoch Everlasting Play appointed Jeff Cheslik, the former MGA vice-president of sales, as the company’s new CEO.
Guru Studio promoted Jonathan Abraham to vice-president of sales and business development and hired Corey Caplanas director of international sales.
MGA Entertainment taps former Disney executive Ratna Kirpal to lead global licensing for its top-performing brands such as L.O.L. Surprise! and Little Tikes
Mattel appoints Jamie Cygielman, veteran marketing executive and former CMO of Iconix Brand Group, as senior vice-president and general manager of American Girl.
Schleich promoted David Albert to COO and appointed Annie Laurie Zomermaand as CCO. Both executives are also managing directors of Schleich USA.
Epic Story Media (ESM) expands its senior team with two new hires. Former eOne Acquisitions Vice-President Jessica Labi joins as head of distribution and brand strategy alongside former Nickelodeon Vice-President of Toys David Sztoser as head of licensing and merchandise.
Wizards of the Coast announced James Ohlen will run a new Austin-based studio, focused on creating original IP outside of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.
ChizComm and Beacon Media Group named Kathleen Campisano to global chief marketing officer of ChizComm and general manager of Beacon Media Group, along with Dean Shoukas as vice-president of digital marketing.