ZAG is further building its executive team with the appointment of Christophe Vallade as Vice President Global E-Commerce, and Ben Johnson as Senior Vice President Legal & Litigation
Christophe Vallade will oversee defining, implementing, and managing the global e-commerce strategy for ZAG’s licensed products. He will oversee online growth and brand positioning, closely working with the retail and licensing teams. Prior to joining ZAG, Vallade worked for The Walt Disney Company, France, for the past 16 years. Most recently, as head of e-commerce, he was responsible for online sales for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic licensed products. He has developed strong partnerships between Disney and online key pure players, supporting hundreds of licensees on multiple categories such as Toys, Stationery, Apparel, Home, Infant, Books, Gaming, etc. Vallade started at Disney in 2005 as Key Account Manager in the French Home Entertainment division.
Ben Johnson will be responsible for all legal affairs, including litigation matters, management and protection of an extensive worldwide trademark portfolio, implementation of anti-counterfeiting measures, privacy concerns, risk management, negotiation of contracts for development, production and licensing of ZAG content, and other general legal issues. Prior to joining ZAG, Johnson served as VP, Head of Litigation at MGA Entertainment, where he was responsible for all litigation, trial and appeal issues and assisted the general counsel and CEO on a wide range of other legal matters. He joined MGA Entertainment from The Boesch Law Group, where he served for thirteen years as senior counsel and trial lawyer responsible for all litigation, trial, and appeal matters across a broad spectrum of claims and industries.