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Senior Vice President of International Licensing
As Senior Vice President of International Licensing at Saban Brands Bloomgarden has spearheaded the expansion of the licensing programs for both Power Rangers and Paul Frank globally . Responsible for determining the strategic plans for each property he and his team work with licensing agencies, licensees, retailers and broadcasters around the world to ensure the successful adherence and execution of these plans. Prior to Saban Brands, Kirk served as EVP, Worldwide Consumer Products & Marketing, CPLG. There, he oversaw CPLG's worldwide consumer products and marketing divisions until January 1, 2008 when he relocated to Los Angeles. A 15-year veteran at CPLG in London, where he started as Sales and Marketing Director, he took over as CEO in 2000 and led the management buy-out in 2001, followed by the sale to DIC Entertainment in 2006. Under his management, he worked to build it into a full-service pan-European licensing agency, overseeing leading brands, including Shrek, Spider-Man, Strawberry Shortcake, Peanuts and The Simpsons, Bloomgarden earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.