Pocket.watch Global CP and Licensing Head Clocks

Pocket.watch has announced the appointment of Manuel Torres Port as Global Head of Consumer Products, effective immediately.

Torres Port will oversee all consumer product licensing for the Pocket.watch brands, focusing on growing each franchise and launching new ones. With an eye on international expansion, Torres Port will help Pocket.watch navigate new markets around the world and bring with it nearly three decades of growth experience at companies like Mattel, Nickelodeon, NBC Universal and Zag. Entertainment. Under his leadership, his transactions contributed to over $1 billion in net royalties throughout his career.

“We are delighted to add such an experienced and dynamic global head of consumer product licensing to the Pocket.watch family, which truly reinforces our leadership in this important division,” said Xavier Kochhar, chief operating and financial officer of Pocket. .watch. “Manuel is a strength, and I’m thrilled to have him by my side as we execute Pocket.watch’s long-term monetization growth strategy for our licensing business.”

At Zag Entertainment, Torres Port was instrumental in cementing strategic global commercial deals around intellectual property, including “Miraculous.” He oversaw NBCUniversal’s global portfolio of consumer product franchises, including Illumination Entertainment Animation (“Minions,” “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing”), “Jurassic World,” “Fast & Furious,” “Universal Monsters”, “Trolls”, “Spirit”, “Curious George” among many others. He was instrumental in consolidating Dreamworks Animation Consumer Products into NBC. He held various global positions at Nickelodeon in New York and Miami and played a vital role in reviving the global “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise.

In the early 90s, Torres Port joined Mattel Mexico, then moved to the United States for various international roles around brand development, category management and key account development. Manuel has served on the board of the Toy Association, the first Latino on the board, Toy Foundation and Breastcancer.org. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Pocket.watch at this pivotal time,” says Torres Port. “I have admired the power of Pocket.watch and its disruptive power in the entertainment industry for some time and am grateful to Xavier and Chris for inviting me to contribute to the company’s very bright future.”

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