Management

Peter Cuneo

CEO and Executive Chairman

Peter Cuneo was named Interim CEO of Iconix Brand Group, effective June 15, 2018. Peter Cuneo has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2017 and from April 2016 until December 2016. Since August 2015, and while not serving as Executive Chairman, Mr. Cuneo has served as our Chairman of […]

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Peter Cuneo

Peter Cuneo was named Interim CEO of Iconix Brand Group, effective June 15, 2018.

Peter Cuneo has served as our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since December 2017 and from April 2016 until December 2016. Since August 2015, and while not serving as Executive Chairman, Mr. Cuneo has served as our Chairman of the Board. He also served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from August 2015 until April 2016. Mr. Cuneo has served on our Board of Directors since October 2006. From June 2004 through December 2009 Mr. Cuneo served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (“Marvel Entertainment”), a publicly traded entertainment company active in motion pictures, television, publishing, licensing and toys, and prior thereto, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Entertainment from July 1999 to December 2002. Mr. Cuneo has also served as the Chairman of Cuneo & Co., L.L.C., a private investment firm, since July 1997 and previously served on the Board of Directors of WaterPik Technologies, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing health care products, swimming pool products and water-heating systems, prior to its sale in 2006. From October 2004 to December 2005, he served on the Board of Directors of Majesco Entertainment Company, a provider of video game products primarily for the family-oriented, mass-market consumer.

Mr. Cuneo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Alfred University in 1967 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Alfred University Board of Trustees. Mr. Cuneo received a Masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1973. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Cuneo’s extensive business and financial background and significant experience as an executive of Marvel Entertainment, an owner and licensor of iconic intellectual property, contributes important expertise to our Board of Directors.

 

David K. Jones

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David K. Jones has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in June 2015. In his role, he leads all of the financial and technology functions for the Company.
Mr. Jones joined Iconix after twelve years with Penske Automotive Group, an international transportation services company.

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David K. Jones

David K. Jones has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in June 2015. In his role, he leads all of the financial and technology functions of the Company.

Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Jones served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. from May 2011 to June 2015. Previously, Mr. Jones served in various capacities for Penske Automotive Group, Inc., including as Vice President-Financial Compliance and Controls from April 2006 to May 2011 and Director of Financial Reporting from 2003 to April 2006. Prior to joining Penske, Mr. Jones was a Senior Manager at Andersen LLP, an accounting, and financial advisory services firm, which he joined in 1991.

Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Seton Hall University in 1991 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jason Schaefer

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Jason Schaefer has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since joining our company in September 2013. From May 2008 until September 2013, Mr. Schaefer served as General Counsel of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private equity fund. From March 2006 to May 2008, he advised on merger and acquisition transactions in both the private and public space at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP.

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Jason Schaefer

Jason Schaefer has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since joining our company in September 2013.

From May 2008 until September 2013, Mr. Schaefer served as General Counsel of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private equity fund. From March 2006 to May 2008, he advised on merger and acquisition transactions in both the private and public space at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP. Prior to that time, Mr. Schaefer was an associate in the corporate group of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison LLP, an international law firm.

Mr. Schaefer received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 2001 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University at Buffalo in 1996.

Willy Burkhardt

Executive Vice President & International President

Willy Burkhardt has been with Iconix since February, 2014, first as a consultant helping to reshape our international business portfolio and then as Executive Vice President in charge of all of the company’s international activities.

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Willy Burkhardt

Willy Burkhardt has been with Iconix since February, 2014, first as a consultant helping to reshape our international business portfolio and then as Executive Vice President in charge of all of the company’s international activities. As President, International, Mr. Burkhardt is responsible for our international business and brand management activity across our non-Entertainment platform including management of our seven joint ventures, our major businesses in China and Latin America and both Umbro and Lee Cooper, our two global brands headquartered outside of the United States.

Mr. Burkhardt has more than 25 years of experience in managing across borders, developing new sources of revenue and managing and extending consumer-focused brands. He spent five years with ESPN, where he was responsible for all of ESPN’s business, programming and licensing activities outside the United States and oversaw ESPN’s brand extensions and new business development in the United States. Mr. Burkhardt was previously in charge of international business development for Turner Entertainment, EVP of television and digital media at InterMedia Outdoors, president of Sportsman Channel and president of Blue Man Group. Mr. Burkhardt began his career at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where over a ten-year period he held several positions within the firm both domestically and overseas, focusing on strategy, marketing and new product development engagements.

Mr. Burkhardt earned his MBA, with high distinction Baker Scholar, at Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with honors and high distinction, at Stanford University.

Jamie Cygielman

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Jamie Cygielman joined Iconix in January 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Cygielman has over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in the fashion apparel, toy, entertainment and cosmetics industries. She brings extensive experience in building brands, licensing and promotional partnerships, advertising and creative platform development and digital and […]

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Jamie Cygielman

Jamie Cygielman joined Iconix in January 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Cygielman has over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in the fashion apparel, toy, entertainment and cosmetics industries. She brings extensive experience in building brands, licensing and promotional partnerships, advertising and creative platform development and digital and social media. She has held senior marketing, licensing and leadership roles with The Jones Group, Madame Alexander Doll Company, Madison Square Garden, Hit Entertainment, Mattel and Revlon. Ms. Cygielman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.