(February 2, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Respected industry executive Stephen Teglas has been named Senior Vice President, Global Fashion, Home & Infant for Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), it was announced today by Pam Lifford, President, WBCP. Teglas will start on February 5, 2018, and report directly to Lifford.
In his new role, Teglas will be responsible for developing, managing and executing Warner Bros. Consumer Products global licensing across the fashion, home and infant categories and appropriate channels. Teglas will create strategies to identify and maximize untapped global licensing opportunities as well as the ongoing development of a multi-tiered retail strategy taking full advantage of the rich Warner Bros. brand portfolio. As Senior Vice President, Global Fashion, Home & Infant, Teglas will collaborate with partners cross-divisionally and externally to ensure alignment on global strategies.
“Stephen comes to us with an incredibly rich background and experience across key areas of the business we are looking to grow,” said Pam Lifford, President, WBCP. “His expertise in category management and operations, licensee relationships, and new business models will be an essential part of our Divisional focus as we further evolve our 365+ model that allows for our retail partners to drive consumer loyalty by creating meaningful points of difference that they can own. I am confident Stephen can build his area of the business to best meet our retail partners’ needs, leveraging best-in-class licensee relationships.”
A seasoned strategic executive leader, Teglas is a proven revenue driver and skilled negotiator. He spent 24 years in a variety of key roles in The Walt Disney Company, working across consumer products, retail sales, marketing, and brand development for Disney Consumer Products.
Earlier in his career, he served in a global financial analyst position with Gap, Inc.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.