DDM Engages Mark Caplan as Executive Consulting Partner

Mark Caplan is a founder of Ridge Partners, a business development consulting practice providing clients with licensing guidance, advisory and strategic planning. He has a proven track record of creating and growing new businesses and deep experience in business/corporate development, licensing and brand building.

Before founding Ridge Partners, Mark previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products at Sony Pictures Entertainment. During his 20-year career with SPE, Mark was involved with some of the most recognized entertainment properties in film and television. He also worked directly on theatrical properties such as the Spider-man movie franchise, GhostbustersThe SmurfsMen in BlackBond/007 and Goosebumps. He managed licensing for several animated television shows, including Hotel T, Jackie Chan Adventures, Dragon Tales, Stuart Little, and network and cable television programs, such as Breaking Bad, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.

Mark is a frequent speaker and moderator at entertainment, licensing and digital conferences globally. He has served as Vice President of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and was recently Chair of the Content Committee for the VR/AR Association.

On the rare occasions when Mark is not working, he’s skiing (as he’s done all his life), watches too much NFL and College football and works with animal rescue groups alongside his wife.