Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands announced the appointment of Mark Linduski as Director of Licensing.
In his new role, Linduski will draw on more than two decades of experience in the retail industry to drive brand exposure and customer reaches through engaging partnerships and various licensing opportunities.
Linduski will report directly to Hard Rock Cafe’s Senior Vice President – Merchandising & eCommerce, Edward Deutscher.
“Mark brings a wealth of experience to the Company and we look forward to working closely with him to greatly develop our licensing portfolio and increase our retail distribution,” said Stephen Judge, President of Cafe Operations for Hard Rock International.
Prior to joining Hard Rock, Linduski was a senior buyer for cookware, appliances, and food at Evine Live, a multiplatform interactive digital commerce company that market, sell and distributes products to consumers through television, online, mobile and social media.
Linduski brings more than 20 years of experience in buying, national sales, product licensing, product development, overseas sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, product packaging and retail artwork for various product categories.
The University of Iowa graduate has also helped develop several celebrity product lines including Wolfgang Puck, Paula Dean, Todd English (Green Pan), Sig Hansen (Deadliest Catch), Roy Yamaguchi, Tyler Florence, Rocco DiSpirito, Kerry Simon, Chef Jamie Gwen, Tim Love, and many others.
Internationally-recognized as a world-class restaurant and hospitality brand, Hard Rock operates cafes across the world that are visited by more than 79 million guests each year. Its first cafe opened in London, England, and from there the brand has expanded to major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo, and exotic settings such as Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Malta.
With venues in 75 countries, including 182 cafes, 24 hotels, and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies.