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PRE 14A
ICONIX BRAND GROUP, INC. filed this Form PRE 14A on 04/01/2019
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JUSTIN BARNES

Director Since 2018

Age 54

 

Justin Barnes has served as Chairman of IBSL Consultancy Limited since 2012, previously served as Head of Brands at Sports Direct from 2006 to 2008, and previously worked with Sports Direct as a consultant for a number of years. Mr. Barnes is also a chartered trademark attorney and has significant experience in the field of intellectual property law. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Barnes, with his extensive background and significant experience in brand management, retail, wholesale distribution, licensing and intellectual property law, adds key experience and viewpoints to our Board of Directors.

 

F. PETER CUNEO

Director Since 2006

Age 75

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

F. Peter Cuneo has served as our Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 1, 2019. Previously, Mr. Cuneo served as Executive Chairman from December 2017 until December 2018, 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 and again since June 15, 2018. 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 believes that Mr. Cuneo, with his 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.  

 

DREW COHEN

Director Since 2004

Age 50

Lead Director

 

Drew Cohen has served on our Board of Directors since April 2004. From August 2015 until April 2016, and since September 2016, Mr. Cohen has served as our Lead Director. Since 2007, he has been the President of Music Theatre International (“MTI”) and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. MTI represents the dramatic performing rights of classic properties, such as “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” and licenses over 50,000 performances a year around the world. Before joining MTI in September 2002, Mr. Cohen was, from July 2001, the director of investments for Big Wave NV, an investment management company, and, prior to that, General Manager for GlassNote Records, an independent record company. Mr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in 1990, his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School in 1993, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 2001. The Board believes that Mr. Cohen’s legal and business background, and experience as an executive in an industry heavily involved in the licensing business, make him well suited to serve on our Board.

 

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