Rutherford James Group emerges

New family run licensing and brand management firm opens its doors.
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Having formerly held roles at big name firms such as MGM, Dreamworks and Walt Disney, Travis Rutherford has resurfaced with licensing and brand management company The Rutherford James Group, a joint venture with his father.

Glenn Rutherford began his career in textiles, obtaining the first licence for Hang Ten International and later Ocean Pacific Sunwear, manufacturing apparel out of New Zealand. He went on to establish a chain of casualwear stores called Saturdays, before become president of Ocean Pacific International, and moving to California to oversee the worldwide licensing drive for the firm.

Travis, meanwhile, kicked off his licensing career at The Walt Disney Company, while his most recent role was at MGM as executive VP of worldwide consumer products and location based entertainment.

TRJG is now looking to bring together their collective experience across the lifestyle, fashion and media licensing sectors. It will be targeting non traditional areas of licensing and branding, in addition to the more popular areas.

"We have both lived and breathed the global licensing business for many years, and getting back together under this new structure now gives us an opportunity to build a sustainable family run business for the long-term," said Travis Rutherford.

For further details on the new company, click here.

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