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Zag bolsters executive team with new COO and CFO

Award-winning global animation studio Zag has announced a range of new hires including former Legendary Entertainment CFO, Marlin Prager who has stepped into the dual role of chief operating officer and chief finance officer.

Meanwhile, David Ribardo has joined as chief accounting officer, and Cindy Elfenbein appointed as vice president, retail business development. The announcements were made by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO of ZAG. 

“We have experienced rapid growth since we globally launched the first season of, Zag Heroez Miraculous™, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, now seen in 120 countries worldwide with over 300 licensees on board and growing,” reads a statement from the firm.

“With over 200 hours of original content and eight television series in production, including the recent U.S. debut of our new boys’ action/comedy property, Zag Heroez Zak Storm — Super Pirate, it has become exceedingly important to bring additional accomplished executives on board to join our existing leadership team. Marlin, Cindy and David are highly-skilled and experienced professionals who will help lead Zag through the next phase of growth, allowing the company to achieve its full potential."

Reporting to Prager, and serving as chief accounting officer, is David Ribardo, who brings over 13 years of experience providing audit and accounting based services to a broad cross-section of large and medium-sized public and private companies while serving as senior manager at PWC LLP, Los Angeles. 

Elsewhere, Cindy Elfenbein will develop new business opportunities with retailers as VP of retail development. 

Also supporting the company’s growth is Jess Bansal, director of product development, and Stacy Walker, director of legal affairs, predominantly focused on the company’s consumer products licensing and brand development areas.

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