Liz Kalodner is Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products.
Kalodner joined CBS Consumer Products in 2007. She is responsible for growing CBS's worldwide licensing and merchandising business. That includes developing initiatives to tap new revenue streams, build brand awareness and expand audience communities for current series from CBS and Showtime, the company's diverse library of more than 150 titles and CBS Films.
Kalodner also oversees online sales of programming merchandise and looks to create new products and franchises that can be integrated into other parts of the television operation.
Before coming to CBS, Kalodner was Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Consumer Products for Sesame Workshop, handling the company's $1.2 billion global-retail business, including theme parks, touring shows, video/audio, toys, gifts, apparel and home furnishings.
Prior to that she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Socialnet, an Internet start-up and early entrant in the social networking space whose services included dating, social and professional networking. Kalodner spent 10 years at the Walt Disney Company, where she worked in Film & Television Licensing, Walt Disney Records and New Business Development.
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise.
For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com/.
September 9, 2011