Our People

Jane Evans

Jane Evans

Jane founded JELC in 2003 and has a wealth of experience spanning 25 years in the brand licensing industry. After a successful stint as a buyer at Next plc Jane started her licensing career at CPLG in1987 before becoming Licensing Director at Central Television. In 1991 Jane founded the European office of The Beanstalk Group, building the business from start up to a team of 30 operating across Europe. During her time at The Beanstalk Group Jane developed successful international licensing programmes for clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Ford Motor Company, Stanley Tools, The Andy Warhol Foundation and Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Janet Woodward

Janet Woodward

2010 saw Janet join JELC as Joint Managing Director, Janet has over 20 years licensing experience grounded by her early years as a consumer products marketer. Janet’s licensing career started at MWC Ltd, Europe’s leading art licensing agency, where she established a licensed character division. In 2001 she branched out as an independent licensing consultant working on several high profile projects such as The Andy Warhol Foundation and the Born Free Foundation. In 2003 Janet co-founded Coolebah Ltd, now known as Coolabi plc, where she was Head of Licensing for 6 years developing licensing programmes for entertainment properties such as Purple Ronnie, Bagpuss, Poppycat and Scarlett and Crimson.

Marina Semenikhina

Marina Semenikhina

Marina is based in Moscow and has over 10 years marketing and product management experience within the Russian business world. She has extensive experience managing the marketing processes for distribution and production companies. For the past 3 years Marina worked in the Russian stationery industry managing the marketing and licensing businesses for Relef-Center, one of the leading distributors of school and office products, and Hatber, Russia’s leading paper stationery producer. Marina was instrumental in negotiating and sourcing the licenses, such as Sochi 2014 and the Marussia Motors collection, to drive the business forward. Marina brings to Brand Extensions Russia strong local market experience, great communication and organisational skills.

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