September 30, 2016 7:15 AM ET


Company Overview of Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Company Overview

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. publishes a lifestyle magazine and creates content for distribution via television networks, Websites, mobile platforms, and radios in the United States and internationally. It offers Playboy, a lifestyle magazine that supports the development of political, economic, and sexual freedom. The company also markets media and lifestyle brands through media properties and licensing initiatives. In addition, it owns and operates, an online store that offers men’s products, women’s products, home and travel products, and other collections. The company’s consumer products are sold internationally. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1953 and is based in Beve...

9346 Civic Center Drive

Suite 200

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

United States

Founded in 1953





Key Executives for Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Interim Chief Executive Officer and Additional Director
Founder and Editor-In-Chief
Age: 90
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
President of Programming of Playboy Entertainment Group
Age: 61
President of Entertainment
Age: 41
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Key Developments

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. announced that Ben Kohn, Managing Partner at Rizvi Traverse, has been appointed interim CEO of the company. The move follows the exit of Scott Flanders who has been named Chief Executive Officer of eHealth, Inc. While overseeing operations at Playboy Enterprises, Mr. Kohn will continue in his role as Managing Partner at Rizvi Traverse. Mr. Flanders, who joined the company as CEO in 2009, will remain on Playboy's Board of Directors and will retain his ownership interest in the company.

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

David Israel has been named Chief Financial Officer of the company. As an extension of his existing role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Israel will oversee the company's strategic planning, corporate and business development and financial operations. Mr. Israel replaces Christoph Pachler who is departing Playboy to become Chief Financial Officer of Critical Content, a new independent content studio focused on unscripted and scripted content for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Prior to joining Playboy in 2012, Mr. Israel was the Chairman, CEO and founding partner of Procysive Corporation.

Investors Eye Playboy

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has been approached by bidders to acquire stake up for sale. Financial advisor Moelis & Co confirmed the news. Also, Playboy is exploring options that include a possible buyout bringing back founder Hugh Hefner and previous management executives.

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