Ms. Tonya Kirby is currently the VP of Licensing for The Original Retro Brand,a vertically-integratedinternational apparel company. Tonya is a long-term veteran of the retail, manufacturing and apparel industry. She has more than 20 years of firsthand industry experience and has held senior-level positions in several public and privately held companies to include Hanes, Gear for Sports, and TaylorMade. Tonya’s diversified background includes brand collaborations with some of the most notable sports leagues, brand licensing agents, music bands and the Licensors of over 300+ colleges/universities.
In her Trademark and Brand Licensing Career, she has worked with:
Sports Leagues: CFP, HOF, NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, MiLB, PGA and NCAA
Licensing Agents: Authentic Brands Group, Affinity, Brandgenuity, CAA Sports, CLC, Exemplar, Easy Partners, Epic Rights, Fermata, Chevron, General Motors, Gridiron Greats, Learfield, Lionsgate, Perryscope, Warner Music Group, SONY and Universal
Global Brands and Bands: David Bowie, Def Leppard, Disney, Fanatics, Grateful Dead, Guinness, Hasbro, KISS, Nike, Marvel, Molson Coors, Motley Crue, Nestle, Pabst, Star Wars
Her specialties include contract negotiation, marketing strategy, product development, trademark and licensing and brand management
Although Tonya has spent her entire professional career working with some of the most notable brands, she is equally passionate to work with entrepreneurs and non-profits with their branding efforts