THE FUTURE OF LICENSING

The Rising Stars award recognizes the next generation of leaders in the licensing business, those who show true tenacity and have impacted their companies and the industry right from the start. Every year Rising Stars are nominated from across the international licensing community, and the winners are honored at the Licensing International Excellence Awards Ceremony.

RISING STAR WINNERS 2017

Rising Stars Winners 2017

Scott Halpern
WWE

Scott Halpern got his start in the licensing industry working with MMA Elite clothing. Shortly after...
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Yuki Jinza
Laura Ashley Japan Co.

In charge of Licensing / Laura Ashley Japan Co., Ltd It’s been 6 years my career in licensing prio...
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Curtis Matthews
Striker Entertainment

Originally from Toronto Ontario, Curtis started his career in youth entertainment working for DHX Me...
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Ryan McDonald
NFL Players Assocation

Ryan McDonald manages licensing and business development efforts at the NFL Players Association, pla...
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Lauren Montemaro
Beanstalk

Lauren Montemaro began her career at Beanstalk in 2012 as a Brand Management Coordinator. Since then...
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Will Ochoa
Turner

Will has been managing the Hardlines + FMCG Business at Turner since February 2017 where he is part...
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Claire Pierce
Meredith Corporation

Claire Pierce is the Sales Director for Brand Licensing at Meredith Corporation, the nation’s lead...
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Becky Quinn
Sesame Workshop

Becky Quinn has been at Sesame Workshop for 5 years, starting in 2012 as a Department Assistant in t...
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Naomi Rosenzweig
Berkshire Fashions

Naomi is currently the Licensing Manager at Berkshire Fashions, Inc. working directly with Disney an...
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Nancy Sanieoff
Brand Central

During her 5 years at Brand Central, Nancy Sanieoff has developed expertise in brand extension, lice...
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Andi Scher
Richmond Management Group

Andi Scher is the Senior Licensing & Marketing Manager at Richmond Management Group (RMG). Over the...
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Nicole Silberstein
License Global magazine & Conference Director, NYC Licensing Summit

Nicole is digital media specialist with 15 years of journalism experience, the last five of which ha...
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Samantha Yang
Shanghai Skynet Brand Management Corp

Ms.Yang entered licensing industry 3 years ago, before that she was working in trading industry. As...
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NOMINATE A RISING STAR

Qualifications to be a Rising Star include:

  • 35 years old and under
  • Minimum three to maximum seven years of experience in licensing
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and passion for the licensing industry
  • Seeks additional professional development opportunities to improve skills
  • Has shown innovation in their work
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities

THE 2020 NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN, SUBMIT YOUR RISING STAR NOW! DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MARCH 23rd.

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