New hires strengthen 4Kids

Two international licensing managers give firm a boost.
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4Kids Entertainment International has boosted its international team with the appointment of two new licensing managers on sales, retail and promotions.

Jessica Hatz will oversee local agent activity in Italy, Portugal, GAS, Eastern Europe, Russia, South Africa and Israel, while directly managing hard goods across EMEA for 4Kids' entertainment properties.

She brings five years worth of experience to the role, having previously worked for Gaffney International Licensing in Australia.

Meanwhile, Sandra Arcan will manage 4Kids' portfolio in France, Spain, Benelux, Nordics, Turkey, Middle East, North Africa and India, where 4Kids has agent presentation, and personally manages the soft goods category in other territories.

Arcan - who is fluent in Spanish and French - has previously worked at Hamleys, Clinton Cards and Nelvana Enterprises.

In addition, Charlotte Hill has been promoted to senior international marketing and communications manager, while Nicola Elliot has moved up to senior licensing coordinator for the UK.

"This is an exciting time for 4Kids, which is taking a lead in addressing market needs by appointing a strong new team," said Sandra Vauthier-Cellier, co managing director, EMEA. "I would like to congratulate Sandra and Jessica for their new appointment and Charlotte for her well-deserved promotion."

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