Jackson Galaxy Enterprises (JGE) announced that it has named Marc Kurschner as its new CEO. In his new role, Kurschner is responsible for creating and executing strategy across all aspects of the business, including brand development, licensing and distribution of Jackson Galaxy branded and owned products. He will report to founder Jackson Galaxy, beginning August 1, 2017.
“I’m thrilled to have Marc at the helm of Jackson Galaxy Enterprises,” founder Jackson Galaxy said. “Marc’s business and leadership background, paired with his passion for animals and animal welfare, make him the perfect partner to help take JGE to the next level.”
Prior to joining JGE, Kurschner was senior vice president, sales at Getty Images where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s sales team and customer service efforts within the Americas. Before this, he served as senior vice president of global sales at MediaVast and also founded New York-based sports marketing company, Tele-Sports Inc. Kurschner is a graduate of Babson College in Massachusetts and currently resides in New York City.
“Jackson Galaxy has become a household name that is trusted and loved by cat guardians everywhere,” Kurschner said. “His passion and years of experience working with cats and their humans has made him the go-to resource for millions of people wanting to better understand these complicated animals that are such a big part of so many lives.”