Celeb Video-Shoutout Startup Cameo Hires Ex-TikTok Exec Stefan Heinrich Henriquez

Cameo, a startup that lets consumers purchase video shoutouts from celebrities, tapped Stefan Heinrich Henriquez as chief marketing officer and general manager of international. Heinrich, most recently head of marketing for short-form video app TikTok, will lead the company’s global growth and branding and play a key role in Cameo’s continued global expansion. He’s based […]

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MedMen Taps Fashion Veterans for Key Hires

The great migration from fashion to cannabis continues. MedMen, the multibillion-dollar cannabis retailer — with operations across the U.S. and flagships in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York — has tapped three fashion veterans for key hires. Esther Song, most recently at Tory Burch, will be senior vice president of marketing and communications with oversight of creative, marketing (retail, digital, product, brand), communications and partnerships. Christian Langbein, most recently at Prada, will be vice president of communications with oversight of corporate communications, consumer communications, events and VIP/influencer engagement. And Sandey Kang, formerly at CAA, will be vice president of brand marketing with oversight of MedMen brand marketing and operations. Song brings 15-plus years of experience in public relations, working to generate visibility in media and consumer relationships through talent partnerships and influencer content for clients including Tod’s, and BPCM, where she managed accounts such as Lanvin, Celine and Rimowa. Most recently, Song was vice president of VIP public relations and partnerships at Tory Burch. Langbein relocated to Los Angeles from New York where, with experience from Barneys New York, HL Group and Giorgio Armani, he had been leading communications and marketing for Prada’s North American business for six years. For 16 years, Kang has

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Dish Hires Ex-Telstra Exec Kannan Alagappan as CTO

Dish Network hired Kannan Alagappan, who has held technology leadership roles with telecom and cloud services providers including Australia’s Telstra, Reliance’s Jio and Rackspace, as SVP and chief technology officer. Alagappan assumes the CTO role after the exit of former chief technology officer Vivek Khemka in August 2018 to join John Malone’s Liberty Latin America. […]

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Topic Studios Hires HBO Veteran Maria Zuckerman

Topic Studios has hired veteran HBO executive Maria Zuckerman as executive vice president to lead overall strategy including development, financing and production of films, documentaries, TV, podcasts and digital programming. Zuckerman worked for nearly 20 years at HBO, where she most recently served as senior VP of HBO Films. She oversaw production of more than […]

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J.Hilburn Hires Simon Kneen as Chief Creative Officer

J.Hilburn, a direct seller of men’s wear, is beefing up its staff, adding veteran design Simon Kneen to the fold as chief creative officer.
In this new position, Kneen will oversee design, styling and showroom presentations to retail stores for the Dallas-based company.
The U.K.-born Kneen has a long history in men’s wear. He served as creative design director for the Retail Brand Alliance, overseeing both Brooks Brothers and Adrienne Vittadini before being recruited by Banana Republic to serve as executive vice president of design and creative director. He was with Banana for six years but left in 2013, at which point he collaborated with brands including MadMen, L’Wren Scott and Narciso Rodriguez. Before coming to the States, Kneen was head designer for Balmain in the late Nineties.
“Simon is an innovative and experienced leader of men’s design and is a perfect fit for our brand,” said J.Hilburn’s chief executive officer Andy Janowski. “I am excited to have his creative vision and leadership as we build the future of custom-made total lifestyle fashion.”
Janowski, the former chief operating officer of Burberry and ceo of Smythson, joined the company last April. Since that time, he has been bolstering the staff by bringing Joe Dixon on board as chief operating officer and promoting James Burgess to vice president of stylist development.
Janowski took the reins J.Hilburn from cofounder and ceo Veeral Rathod. The

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New Microsoft Studio Hires Ex-God of War, Red Dead Redemption Staff

Microsoft’s new studio The Initiative has added a wealth of high profile talent, including God of War and Red Dead Redemption developers.

Per Eurogamer, Darrell Gallagher announced the news on LinkedIn before deleting his post. But ResetEra user CrimsonEclipse took a screenshot just in time before the post was removed.

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RCA Records U.K. Ramps Up With New Hires and Promotion

David Dollimore, president of RCA Records, has announced a promotion and a number of strategic appointments at the label.  Parris O’Loughlin Hoste is promoted to Senior Urban Artist Manager; Minnie Harding joins the label as Artist Influencer Marketing & Strategy; Whitney Asomani and Tasha Demi join as Marketing Managers; Sej Jheetajoins as Artist Strategy Manager; Feo Ogunfidodo joins as Audience Development Manager; Ore Olukoga joins as A&R scout; […]

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Apple Hires BBC Films Alum Joe Oppenheimer for International Content Role

BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer is joining Apple’s international development team, reporting to its creative director for Europe, Jay Hunt. It is the latest addition to the tech giant’s content team as it moves more deeply into original programming. Hunt is one of the best-known programming executives in the U.K. and joined Apple from Channel […]

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Canali Family Hires Designer, Stands by Namesake Company

MILAN — The Canali family is standing behind their 84-year-old namesake men’s wear company.
With a view to further expanding its collections, from formal to sportier looks and accessories, Canali has tapped Hyun-Wook Lee as its exclusive in-house designer.
“This is a very important step for us as it’s the first time we single out one designer to oversee all categories, and evolve the offer,” general manager Stefano Canali said Friday at the company’s showroom in Milan, ahead of the brand’s presentation on Saturday. Given Lee’s recent arrival at the company, his first collection for Canali will bow during Milan Men’s Fashion Week in June.
Born in Seoul in 1973, Lee comes to Canali with 17 years of experience in fashion, having worked at Berluti in Paris and contributed to its foray into men’s apparel. He previously worked at Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace and Gianfranco Ferré. Lee graduated in design and fine arts from the University of Chung-Ang in Seoul and has a background in art. He has created sculptures in wood and metal, designed jewelry and painted fabrics. In 2000, he specialized in fashion design at Milan’s Istituto Marangoni.
“He will add style to all the categories, offer a softer tailoring and develop our

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Equinox Fitness Clubs Hires Vimla Black Gupta as Chief Marketing Officer

EQUINOX’S NEWEST MEMBER: Executives at Equinox Fitness Clubs know better than most the fusion of fitness and fashion. Perhaps with that in mind, the company’s new chief marketing officer Vimla Black Gupta was formerly at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics as senior vice president of global marketing.
Already at her new desk in Equinox’s corporate offices in New York, Gupta is in charge of marketing strategy development and execution for Equinox and its 91 fitness club locations. Still in expansion mode, the company will open locations on the Lower East Side’s Orchard Street, St. James in London and in Southport, Conn. next year.
With 25 years of experience, she left Estée Lauder last month after a nine-year run. She takes over responsibilities previously handled by Carlos Becil, who left Equinox in January. Gupta said of her career move, “Everything Equinox is is what I am about. I am so 100 percent committed to a life that is about supreme performance in every way, shape and form whether that is nutrition, fitness, a balanced lifestyle and the work that I do. When the opportunity to marry my passion for marketing to my passion in life came up, it was just something that I had to

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Current/Elliott Hires Natalie Ratabesi as Senior Vice President of Design

Natalie Ratabesi has been tapped as senior vice president of design at Current/Elliott, a division of The Collected Group, whose portfolio includes Joie and Equipment, WWD has learned.
Ratabesi will work closely with The Collected Group’s chief brand officer, Sarah Rutson, to oversee design direction of the denim lifestyle brand’s women’s wear and men’s wear collections, beginning with the fall 2018 season. In addition to her new role, Ratabesi will continue to design and operate her own line, TRE by Natalie Ratabesi, a designer collection that will be shipped to stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-porter, Forward and Harvey Nichols this month.
Ratabesi takes over the women’s design responsibilities from Michele Manz, who was vice president of design for Current/Elliott women’s. The men’s wear designer remains Kirk Von Heifner.
Rutson, former vice president of global buying at Net-a-porter.com, joined The Collected Group in July and was charged with identifying potential acquisitions to help build the group’s portfolio beyond the contemporary labels currently in its portfolio. The game plan is for The Collected Group to assemble a broader offering across designer, beauty and lifestyle categories.
“We are delighted to bring Natalie on board to head up the Current/Elliott design team. I am

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Tang Media Hires Blizzard Alum Gabriel VanHuss as VP of Franchise Management

Tang Media Partners, a global content financing and production company focused on forging ties between China and Hollywood, has hired Gabriel VanHuss as VP of franchise management in its content-development division. VanHuss previously spent eight years at Activision Blizzard’s Blizzard Entertainment game label in various roles, including franchise programming manager where he developed extensions to… Read more »

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