SCOTT N. FLANDERS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Scott Flanders became CEO of Playboy Enterprises in 2009 and is responsible for its global strategic direction and business operations, which include print, online, television and licensing. He also serves as a member of the Board. Scott is leading the transformation of Playboy into a brand management company, and recently oversaw its acquisition by Rizvi Traverse Management after 40 years as a public company.
Prior to Playboy, Flanders was president and CEO of Freedom Communications for over three years, a position he took after five years as an independent director on Freedom’s Board. During his tenure at Freedom, Flanders oversaw its newspapers, television stations and interactive media, a portfolio with annual revenues approaching $1 billion.
From 1999 to 2005, Flanders was Chairman and CEO of Columbia House Company, during which time he led the world’s oldest and largest direct marketer of music and video products to successful financial turnaround and negotiated its leveraged buyout by The Blackstone Group at the request of its Board.
He also co-founded Telstreet.com, an Indianapolis-based e-commerce company that merged with Buy.com in 2000. Prior to Telstreet, Flanders served as CEO to Macmillan Publishing for 14 years. During this time, he oversaw its growth into the world’s largest reference and computer book publisher, increasing annual sales from $25 million to $500 million.
Mr. Flanders was born on December 26, 1956. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.
KRISTIN PATRICK, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Kristin Patrick is Chief Marketing Officer of Playboy Enterprises, where she is responsible for the global brand strategy and reintroducing the brand to a new generation of consumers. Prior to Playboy, Patrick was the Executive Vice President of Marketing Strategy for William Morris Endeavor. She has held senior marketing positions at Liz Claiborne’s Lucky Brand, The Walt Disney Company, Calvin Klein, Revlon and NBC Universal, in addition to leading Strategy & Innovation for Gap, Inc. A Brandweek “Next Gen Marketer” and Reggie Award recipient, Patrick received her B.A. from Emerson College and attended Southwestern University School of Law.
RACHEL SAGAN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Rachel Sagan is Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Playboy Enterprises. Sagan facilitates the business development and manages the legal affairs for Playboy’s brand portfolio. Prior to joining Playboy in 2011, Sagan was Vice President and General Counsel of Freedom Communications. Before that, Sagan practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft. She earned her law degree from University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from Duke University.
MATTHEW A. NORDBY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Matthew Nordby is the Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Playboy Enterprises. Nordby oversees Playboy’s global licensing business, which generates over $1B in retail revenue annually. Nordby implements the company’s long term strategic goals through his cross-divisional leadership, which includes the new Digital Ventures group. Prior to Playboy, he held leadership positions at Greenplum, a Silicon Valley start-up acquired by Fortune 200 company, EMC Corporation and Sun Microsystems. Nordby is a graduate of Auburn University.
KENDICE BRIGGS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Kendice Briggs is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Playboy Enterprises. Briggs is responsible for the company’s organizational development and design, as well as compensation, benefits, recruitment and other administrative functions. Prior to joining Playboy in 2010, she held similar human resources roles at Westfield Corp. and US Bank. She began her career at Imperial Thrift & Loan Association and PWC. Briggs holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California.
JIMMY JELLINEK, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
Jimmy Jellinek is the Chief Content Officer for Playboy Enterprises and Editorial Director of Playboy and Playboy.com. In this role since 2009, Jellinek oversees content development for the company’s media properties, including print, online, mobile, TV, film and radio. He joined Playboy in 2008. Before that, Jellinek served as Heavy.com’s Vice President of Entertainment and Programming. He also held Editor-in-Chief positions at Maxim, Stuff and Complex, in addition to launching FHM in the United States. He started his career at Rolling Stone, with editorial stints at Details and as a freelance writer for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Spin, The New York Post and the UK’s legendary counter-culture magazine, The Face. He earned a B.A. in Russian History from Colorado College.
CHRISTOPH PACHLER, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Christoph M. Pachler is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Playboy Enterprises. Pachler joined Playboy in 2010 and is responsible for the company’s strategic planning, corporate and business development and financial operations. Prior to Playboy, Pachler worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he served as the studio’s CFO of the International Television Division, and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations. He earned a Masters degree from the University of Amsterdam and an MBA from the University of Business and Economics Vienna.
DAVID ISRAEL, PRESIDENT, PLAYBOY MEDIA
David Israel is the President of Playboy Media and is responsible for executing Playboy’s unified brand strategy across all media platforms. Israel drives the coordination and alignment of Playboy’s digital content initiatives, social networking platforms and print businesses. Most recently, Israel was the Chairman, CEO and founding partner of Procysive Corporation, an online intelligence and competitor/opposition research start-up. Prior to Procysive, Israel was CEO, International for Reed Business Information where he oversaw the company’s developing publishing and data businesses in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Australia and Asia. Previously, Israel has served as CEO, Classified Ventures and as President of Macmillan Computer Publishing. He earned his M.B.A. and B.B.A. degrees from James Madison University.