Official Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - April 18 - Larry Lieberman has been named Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Comics / Virgin Animation, it was announced today by Sharad Devarajan, CEO, Virgin Comics / Virgin Animation, to whom he reports. Mr. Lieberman will be based in New York.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Lieberman will work closely with Mr. Devarajan in overseeing the company's US operations, as well as the company's Global Licensing Business, Strategic Marketing, Publishing and Advertising Sales Divisions. Mr. Lieberman will also grow the company's worldwide Online and Wireless content initiatives.
"Larry brings to this role a deep understanding of both the creative and business aspects of the entertainment industry," commented Mr. Devarajan. "He has extensive experience with the media platforms that are most important to our long term success, and the dedication, passion and vision that are necessary to lead our international venture into the future. He is clearly the right choice for this key post, and it is a true pleasure to announce his appointment."
"I'm delighted to have been given this opportunity," commented Mr. Lieberman. "Virgin is legendary for its originality and resourcefulness. I look forward to continuing my close working relationship with Sharad, Gotham Chopra as well as with and the entire Virgin team, as we realize the full potential of this venture."
Formerly an executive with Comedy Central, Warner Music Group and MTV, Lieberman has had great success building successful media and licensing businesses in the US and internationally. Most recently Mr. Lieberman served as President of the entertainment marketing agency, Forever Wild, a post he held since 2002.
Lieberman earned a B.A. in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY and an M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
About Virgin Comics, LLC
Virgin Comics LLC was founded in November 2005 by Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Group (www.virgin.com), alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and Gotham Entertainment Group LLC (www.GothamComics.com), South Asia's leading publisher of comic magazines established in 1997 by Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman. The company has offices in New York City and Bangalore, India.