Kimberly Manna has more than 3 decades of experience in the retail industry

Hard Rock hires new SVP of Retail and Licensing

"It is an honor to work with one of the world's most globally recognized brands. I look forward to bringing new and exciting collaborations to Hard Rock's international fan base," said Kimberly Manna, SVP of Retail and Licensing
2021-08-11
United States
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She will drive brand exposure and customer reach through partnerships and licensing opportunities. Manna is a former executive for Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers and Panama Jack. In her new position at Hard Rock International, she will report directly to Jim Allen, Chairman of the company.

Hard Rock announced Wednesday the appointment of Kimberly Manna as Senior Vice President of Retail and Licensing. 

In her new role in the company, Manna will draw on more than three decades of experience in the retail industry, including work with companies such as Panama Jack, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Brothers. The aim is to drive brand exposure and customer reach through partnerships and various licensing opportunities. 

Manna will report directly to Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. 

Her most recent role was as CEO for Panama Jack, where Manna oversaw resort development as well as global wholesale, retail distribution brand strategy and extension. 

During her time working at Sony Pictures Entertainment, she assisted with the development of the brand’s franchise properties such as "Ghostbusters", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Men in Black", "Godzilla", "Jumanji", "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune". 

Manna holds a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from the University of Miami Herbert School of Business, and she currently serves on the School of Communication Dean's Advisory Committee.

In an official press release, Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International spoke about the appointment of Manna.

"Kimberly's wealth of experience in brand strategy in the retail and licensing spaces will be a great asset to Hard Rock International as we continue to grow our retail footprint and expand our brand reach across the globe"

Kimberly Manna added "it is an honor to work with one of the world's most globally recognized brands. I look forward to bringing new and exciting collaborations to Hard Rock's international fan base."

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