Our multi-discipline talent is the high performance engine of our business. We wouldn't be the agency we are today without the commitment, creativity and drive of each and every person at Beanstalk. Everyone is truly a star here and entrepreneurs at heart.
We hail from a wide range of backgrounds and offer our clients a dynamic team with the right combination of skills. We bring a strong spirit of collaboration, originality and professionalism to the development of our clients’ licensing programs. Our breadth of experience is simply unmatched.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Instrumental in driving the evolution of brand extension licensing as a highly effective corporate marketing/communications tool used by many of today’s Fortune 500 companies
Has overseen some of the most successful and ground-breaking licensing programs, both domestically as well as overseas, including Harley-Davidson, The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Stanley Black & Decker, HGTV, Mary-Kate and Ashley, among others
Adjunct Professor of Brand Licensing at Baruch University School of Business and Long Island University Post; frequent guest lecturer on licensing at Boston University School of Management, Babson University, Baruch University, The Wharton School of Business, and F.I.T., among other institutions
Founder of Long Island University Post Institute for Branding and Licensing
Frequently quoted as an expert by print, television and online media
Named one of License! Global's inaugural Influentials 2017
Member of the Board, Year Up New York; JD, Emory University School of Law; BA in Government, Hamilton College
2019 Inductee to the Licensing International Hall of Fame
Author of The Power of Licensing: Harnessing Brand Equity (Ankerwycke, 2018)
President and CEO
Over 20 years experience leading licensing initiatives for diverse brands and retail exclusive programs
Oversees the strategic direction of the global agency and leads its growth efforts
Manages all operations of the agency worldwide
Plays a key role is developing and driving Beanstalk's culture that has set the agency apart in the industry
Spearheaded strategic licensing initiatives for diverse brands including Stanley Black & Decker, HGTV, Diageo, Airheads, U.S. Army, Purina, Danskin, Kelly Ripa, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Salma Hayek, among other key clients
Instrumental in elevating Beanstalk's expertise in direct-to-retail partnerships
Reintroduced the Manufacturer Representation division of the agency
Recipient of License Global's 2018 Influentials Award
MBA in International Business, Hofstra University; BA in Marketing and International Business, George Washington University
CFO & COO
30 years of experience in finance and operations in the media, entertainment and licensing industries
Responsible for all aspects of Beanstalk’s global finance and operations, providing clients with customized, best-in-class reporting and analysis
Facilitates short-term and long-range strategic planning activities to grow Beanstalk in the U.S. and internationally
Prior to joining Beanstalk in 2013, Marc managed his own consulting practice, Linchpin Consulting Group, LLC, providing profitable business development and financial and management services to diverse companies
Worked at Sesame Workshop for 15 years overseeing various areas including finance, business development, global consumer products and operations, before moving on to HIT Entertainment as SVP and General Manager of Live Events and Themed Attractions
MBA in Finance and Marketing from University of Chicago Booth School of Business; BA in Economics from Brandeis University
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Over 20 years of private and public company experience while serving as an instrumental member of, and trusted legal adviser to, executive management
Oversees all aspects of Beanstalk’s corporate legal function, corporate governance and compliance Member of the Executive Leadership Team that sets the strategic direction of the global agency and manages its growth efforts
Manages Beanstalk’s Legal team that drafts and negotiates all agreements with Beanstalk's clients and counterparties
Leads Beanstalk’s Contract Administration team that conducts financial and contractual integrity validation and verification, reporting and administrative processing, for all agreements involving Beanstalk and/or its clients
Resolves corporate-related disputes
Develops and implements corporate-wide policies for employees
Contributes to Forbes.com
B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa New York University and JD from Columbia University School of Law
Is involved in several social service organizations in his community and performs pro bono legal work for not-for-profit organizations
Vice President, Human Resources
Oversees all aspects of talent development, from recruiting to training and organizational development
Instrumental in bringing the best talent in the industry to Beanstalk by networking within licensing and seeking out unique and diverse talent in related industries
Implemented a number of progressive programs to align the culture at Beanstalk with the vision of making it one of the most desirable places to work in licensing and marketing
Works closely with the senior leadership team to structure the agency in a way that enhances client services while supporting the growth and development of employees
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources including benefits, policies and employee relations
BA in secondary education from the State University of New York at New Paltz
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Marketing
Over 20 years of experience in branding, marketing and account management
Oversees Beanstalk’s Business Development and Marketing departments
Has played an integral role in building Beanstalk’s world-class client roster across multiple industries including corporate brands, celebrities and entertainment properties
Leads the company’s growth efforts through activating new client relationships by working with diverse brand owners to understand their licensing objectives and customizing the agency’s service offering to meet their specific needs
Oversees all aspects of the agency’s corporate communications to build awareness of Beanstalk through public relations, social media, advertising, and online and trade show presence
Actively involved in the launch of the agency’s consulting division, Blueprint, and its digital media representation division, Tinderbox
Key liaison with Beanstalk’s parent company, Omnicom Group, to facilitate collaboration with sister agencies
Named one of License! Global's "Game Changers" in 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from The State University of New York at Albany
Vice President, Brand Management
One of the country’s foremost leaders on the licensing and branding of iconic personalities, Martin has worked with the estates of Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, the Wright brothers, and many others
Has worked with manufacturers, retailers, and advertising agencies around the world licensing celebrity rights
Brokered dozens of international advertising licenses for TV, print, and online; licensees have included Nike, Mercedes, Rolex, Unilever, and UBS
As Head of Licensing for Universal Music Group’s Bravado division oversaw licensing for UMG talent including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, The Beatles, and Katy Perry among others
Started his career with the Estate of Andy Warhol where he conceived and developed the Warhol brand licensing program, building an international business with 45 licensees in more than a dozen countries around the world
Vice President, Brand Management
Over 25 years of broad-based licensing and marketing expertise across diverse brands and industries
Oversees more than a half dozen brands managed by Beanstalk’s Miami business unit including TGI Fridays, McCormick and Pennzoil
Has led the implementation of strategic licensing plans for clients such as Energizer, USA TODAY, Coppertone, COBY and Travelocity
Plays a key role in Latin American licensing strategy for the agency
Actively involved in business development for Beanstalk’s auditing service
Grammy-award winning producer with strong entertainment industry credentials
Bachelor of Arts in English from Brooklyn College and M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University
Vice President, Brand Management
Over 20 years of experience in licensing, brand extensions, sales, licensee management, client service and account management
Oversees a Business Unit for brand management which includes clients such as U.S. Army, AT&T and American Cancer Society
Global lead for the Stanley, Craftsman, Black + Decker and DeWalt brands
Leads the North America Manufacturer Representation service for Beanstalk which assists manufacturers seeking brand partners outside of the Beanstalk portfolio of brands
Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The State University of New York at Cortland
Managing Director, Europe & Asia Pacific
Over 20 years of experience in brand development, licensing, retail buying and client services
Overseas operations of Beanstalk’s Europe and Asia-Pacific business
Spearheads the agency’s international expansion strategy, establishing new office locations, licensing affiliates and subsidiary relationships across the globe
Plays an active role building Beanstalk’s far reaching network of clients, licensees and retail partners
Lead executive on P&G, with oversight of licensing activities for 20+ brands
Directed and implemented strategic licensing plans, regionally and globally, across a diverse range of agency clients including Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Diageo, Chupa Chups, Jack Daniel’s, and Mary-Kate and Ashley
Bachelor of Science, Business and Marketing from Kent State University
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, International
Oversees the agency’s International Business Development and Marketing departments, responsible for growing the agency’s roster of world-class clients in Europe and Asia.
Has played an integral role in developing Beanstalk’s client portfolio outside the US, experienced in developing licensing strategies across multiple industries including corporate, fashion, food and beverage and celebrity brands.
Drives development and delivery of international Blueprint consulting projects, including oversight of consumer research studies and feasibility projects.
Oversees corporate communications for the agency outside the US, including public relations, social media, trade show presence and international thought leadership.
Brings a wealth of experience to the agency from the lifestyle and luxury sectors having previously held senior roles in buying, brand development and trend forecasting.
B.A. Honours degree in Fashion Marketing from The University of Northumberland
Vice President, Brand Development, Licensing and New Business
Over 20 years at Beanstalk developing in depth strategic Brand Extension experience leading select agency clients across a wide variety of fashion, corporate and celebrity clients
Oversees existing business and drives business development for the agency’s Food and Fashion clients across Europe, ME and Asia
Account responsibility includes European and Australasian responsibility for the TGIF, Chupa Chups and Diageo accounts and the global lead for the Paris Hilton and Matthew Williamson accounts. Additional and prior client experience includes The Coca-Cola Company, Harley-Davidson, Aquascutum, Stanley
Drives retailer relationships to support agency’s growth initiatives
Responsible for the Manufacturer Representation division of the London office (whereby Beanstalk helps retailers and licensees find brands)
BA Hons in Fashion / Textiles from Middlesex University
Head of Beanstalk Audit Services Division
Over 25 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property and of carrying out royalty compliance audits across all categories of IP. Since 2012, has overseen Beanstalk’s Audit division, which currently undertakes over 80 audits worldwide annually.
Formed own company specialising in royalty audits and licensing consultancy services prior to joining Beanstalk
Extensive experience and knowledge of the Licensing industry: not only by virtue of the years spent working in and with the industry but also the very wide range of clients, business sectors and types of IP globally.
Works mainly in the fields of copyright, trademarks and patents.
Maintains relationships with global clients and their licensees and includes the following business sectors: consumer products (all), publishing, film & TV production, international publishers, the licensing of celebrity licensing, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Gained exposure to a wide cross section of licensors due to the variety of clients served, carrying out royalty audits as well as providing consultancy advice.
Called upon to provide consultancy services to clients covering not only contractual matters but advice on internal business processes pertaining to the client’s licensing business.
BA in Economics, University of Witwatersand; FCA, Fellow of the English and Welsh Institute of Chartered Accountants