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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) kicks off the new year with four new hires: Russell Brown as SVP, consumer products licensing; C…

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) kicks off the new year with four new hires: Russell Brown as SVP, consumer products licensing; Charlie Tiersch as VP, business development; Colleen Nowers as associate VP, business development; and Claudio Goldbarg as SVP, publishing and digital media operations.

From the release:

Russell Brown, named SVP, Consumer Products Licensing, will be responsible for developing and negotiating new merchandising opportunities for all MSLO brands. He has previously worked for prominent brand licensing companies such as Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: DIS), Inc. and Iconix Brand Group, Inc. In addition, the company tapped Charlie Tiersch as VP, Business Development and Colleen Nowers as AVP, Business Development; both Mr. Tiersch and Ms. Nowers join MSLO from NBCUniversal (NSDQ: CMCSA). Mr. Tiersch is tasked with expanding MSLO’s presence in the digital space and seeking international growth opportunities, while Ms. Nowers will focus on forging new affiliations for the Company’s portfolio of media properties and brands.

The company also named Claudio Goldbarg SVP, Publishing and Digital Media Operations. In this position, he will oversee all financial operations for MSLO’s Publishing business, including budgets, forecasting and reporting, as well as identifying areas of incremental revenue potential and new business opportunities. Mr. Goldbarg has held financial positions at various media companies, including DreamWorks SKG.

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