Carole Postal, President - Carole is known for her entertainment experience, trend licensing acumen, fashion branding and retail expertise. Prior to founding Spotlight Licensing, Carole ran CopCorp Licensing and Knockout Licensing. Under Carole’s leadership, and thanks to her fashion brand and entertainment consulting experience, CopCorp built a reputation within the licensing industry for creating successful branding and licensing programs for trend-licensing non-media properties including billion-dollar brand Jim Benton's It's Happy Bunny and international fashion
Ken Wong, Director of Marketing - Ken is an award-winning marketing communications professional with more than 20 years experience planning and executing successful public relations, advertising, and marketing programs. As Director of Marketing, his responsibilities include maintaining contacts with reporters and editors at licensing and vertical trade publications; writing and distributing agency press releases; coordinating social media outreach; creating and updated marketing materials; and keeping licensees as well as partner retailers and affiliated sub-agencies apprised of marketing, advertising, promotional and licensing activities related to client properties. Prior to his work in the licensing industry, Ken ran his own PR firm after previously honing his craft at global agencies Burson-Marsteller and GCI among others. Ken is a freelance writer and self-published cartoonist. He has served as a Guest Curator and past President (2005-07) at the nonprofit Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City. He is a graduate of Brown University.
brand Pink Cookie, as well as its skillful handling of licensing for Carter’s Watch The Wear, Colonial Williamsburg, Time Inc. and other client properties. At Knockout, Carole gained industry recognition for innovative and strategic management of entertainment properties including Downton Abbey and Outlander. Carole is a nine-time LIMA Licensing Excellence Award winner (including 2004 “Art Brand License of the Year” and 2015 “Best Overall Film, Television, or Entertainment Live Action Licensing Program of the Year"). Prior to founding CopCorp Licensing and Knockout Licensing, Carole served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Licensing for the Americas for the Children's Television Workshop (now called Sesame Workshop). Carole is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Delivering Good. She also served as an Officer and on the Board of Directors for LIMA, the licensing industry trade association, for over 15 years.
Jodi Gottlieb, Senior Vice President - As Senior Vice President, Jodi is responsible for overseeing a wide range of vital internal and external agency functions. One of her key responsibilities is soliciting new manufacturing and retail partners and working with those partners and attorneys to generate and negotiate contracts. Once partners are on board, Jodi works with them to develop and implement strategic brand initiatives and also as well as licensee and retailer merchandising initiatives. Jodi is the primary contact for product development and approvals and, in that role, monitors licensee adherence to quality, copyright, and style guide standards. Jodi plays a hands-on role in tracking, collecting and reporting royalties on a global basis and is instrumental in projections, audits and other financial matters. Jodi supervises booth design, logistics and other aspects of the agency's presence and presentation of client properties at industry trade shows, retailer expos, client /agency presentations, and other industry-related events across the country or around the world. Jodi’s prior experience in the licensing industry includes work as the licensing liaison at Blitzz International where licenses were held with The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, and The Coca-Cola Company, among others. Before joining Blitzz, she was a buyer for licensed products and accessories for five years.
Bob Connell, Chief Financial Officer
Scott Zelniker, Financial Advisor, UBS
Linda Victor, Esq. Counsel
Paul Brachle, Auditor
Marcial Velez, IT Services