Management

Peter Cuneo

CEO and Executive Chairman

Peter Cuneo was named Interim CEO of Iconix Brand Group, effective June 15, 2018. Peter Cuneo is a recognized leader in business turnarounds. Since 1983, he has completed seven turnarounds of distressed branded businesses in the global media and consumer products sectors. From 1999 to 2009, Peter played a lead role in the turnaround of […]

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Peter Cuneo

Peter Cuneo was named Interim CEO of Iconix Brand Group, effective June 15, 2018.

Peter Cuneo is a recognized leader in business turnarounds. Since 1983, he has completed seven turnarounds of distressed branded businesses in the global media and consumer products sectors. From 1999 to 2009, Peter played a lead role in the turnaround of Marvel Entertainment Inc. (NYSE-MVL). As President and CEO, he led Marvel, post-bankruptcy, to a prominent position in the entertainment industry. He then served as Vice Chairman of the Board, providing active strategic leadership as Marvel continues to grow into one of the world’s leading entertainment brands. This culminated in its $4.5 billion sale to Disney at the end of 2009. Previously, Peter was President and CEO of Remington Products Company. He joined the company as it was near bankruptcy and, in less than four years, executed a successful turnaround of the business and facilitated its sale to private equity investors. Peter has also served as President of the Security Hardware Group of the Black & Decker Corporation, President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Group in Canada and President of the Clairol Personal Care Division. Peter is currently the Managing Principal of Cuneo & Company, LLC, a private investment, and management company, in which his sons, Gavin and Colin are partners.

Peter currently sits on the Board of the Foundation for the National Archives in Washington, DC as Co-Head of the Development Committee. Peter served two tours as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Glass Science (Ceramic Engineering) from Alfred University, where he has served on the Board of Trustees since 1990. Peter recently completed six years as Chairman of Alfred’s Board and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 2013. Forbes Magazine called Peter one of the ten best turnaround CEO’s in America.

David K. Jones

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David K. Jones has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in June 2015. In his role, he leads all of the financial and technology functions for the Company.
Mr. Jones joined Iconix after twelve years with Penske Automotive Group, an international transportation services company.

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David K. Jones

David K. Jones has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in June 2015. In his role, he leads all of the financial and technology functions for the Company.

Mr. Jones joined Iconix after twelve years with Penske Automotive Group, an international transportation services company. During his tenure, Mr. Jones served as Penske’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as Chief Financial Officer of European Operations. He led the international accounting and finance functions, and was responsible for strengthening the company’s balance sheet through a series of large transactions. He was involved in all aspects of the business including operations, financial reporting, budgeting, information technology, banking and treasury. Prior to Penske Automotive, Mr. Jones spent 11 years at Andersen LLP.

Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Seton Hall University in 1991 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jason Schaefer

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Jason Schaefer has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since joining our company in September 2013. From May 2008 until September 2013, Mr. Schaefer served as General Counsel of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private equity fund. From March 2006 to May 2008, he advised on merger and acquisition transactions in both the private and public space at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP.

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Jason Schaefer

Jason Schaefer has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since joining our company in September 2013.

From May 2008 until September 2013, Mr. Schaefer served as General Counsel of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., a private equity fund. From March 2006 to May 2008, he advised on merger and acquisition transactions in both the private and public space at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP. Prior to that time, Mr. Schaefer was an associate in the corporate group of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison LLP, an international law firm.

Mr. Schaefer received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 2001 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University at Buffalo in 1996.

Willy Burkhardt

Executive Vice President & International President

Willy Burkhardt has been with Iconix since February, 2014, first as a consultant helping to reshape our international business portfolio and then as Executive Vice President in charge of all of the company’s international activities.

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Willy Burkhardt

Willy Burkhardt has been with Iconix since February, 2014, first as a consultant helping to reshape our international business portfolio and then as Executive Vice President in charge of all of the company’s international activities. As President, International, Mr. Burkhardt is responsible for our international business and brand management activity across our non-Entertainment platform including management of our seven joint ventures, our major businesses in China and Latin America and both Umbro and Lee Cooper, our two global brands headquartered outside of the United States.

Mr. Burkhardt has more than 25 years of experience in managing across borders, developing new sources of revenue and managing and extending consumer-focused brands. He spent five years with ESPN, where he was responsible for all of ESPN’s business, programming and licensing activities outside the United States and oversaw ESPN’s brand extensions and new business development in the United States. Mr. Burkhardt was previously in charge of international business development for Turner Entertainment, EVP of television and digital media at InterMedia Outdoors, president of Sportsman Channel and president of Blue Man Group. Mr. Burkhardt began his career at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where over a ten-year period he held several positions within the firm both domestically and overseas, focusing on strategy, marketing and new product development engagements.

Mr. Burkhardt earned his MBA, with high distinction Baker Scholar, at Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with honors and high distinction, at Stanford University.

Jamie Cygielman

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Jamie Cygielman joined Iconix in January 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Cygielman has over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in the fashion apparel, toy, entertainment and cosmetics industries. She brings extensive experience in building brands, licensing and promotional partnerships, advertising and creative platform development and digital and […]

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Jamie Cygielman

Jamie Cygielman joined Iconix in January 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Cygielman has over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in the fashion apparel, toy, entertainment and cosmetics industries. She brings extensive experience in building brands, licensing and promotional partnerships, advertising and creative platform development and digital and social media. She has held senior marketing, licensing and leadership roles with The Jones Group, Madame Alexander Doll Company, Madison Square Garden, Hit Entertainment, Mattel and Revlon. Ms. Cygielman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.