It’s already been a big year for WildBrain CPLG and the moves continue as the company realigns its European teams in an effort to further drive growth.

The global licensing agency, which represents properties from HasbroSpin Master, and Peanuts in select territories, promoted two executives to manage its new divisions.

London-based John Taylor (pictured top left) has been appointed to vice president, Northern Europe and managing director, UK and France. Barcelona-based Pau Pascual (pictured top right) steps into the role of vice president, Southern Europe and managing director, Iberia and MENA. Taylor and Pascual report to Maarten Weck, WildBrain CPLG’s executive vice president and managing director.

“I feel confident that under our new European management regions, spearheaded by the highly experienced John and Pau, we will be able to further synergize our pan-European offering to drive growth for licensors and continue the strategic evolution and expansion of WildBrain CPLG,” Weck says.

WildBrain CPLG maintains licensing offices in the U.S., the UK, Benelux, Nordics, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Russia, and the Middle East.

In recent months, the company has made a number of executive moves as it continues to bolster staff in select regions. Most recently, the company expanded its team in Greece and added a lifestyle division.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.