Meet the Team
Our people continue to be the driving force behind everything we do. We attract, retain, and develop world-class talent that is committed to building our brands and growing our business.
Jamie Salter | Founder, Chairman & CEO
Jamie is an entrepreneur and licensing industry forerunner with nearly 30 years of success in consistently generating strong returns for investors through numerous entertainment, fashion, luxe, active, and street brand-related activities. Prior to ABG, Salter was CEO of Hilco Consumer Capital Corp. (“HCC”) and he previously served as President of GSI Commerce. Salter has completed more than $8 billion of brand-related investments, which have included both growth companies and turnarounds. His record of outstanding performance is a clear demonstration of his ability as a visionary to recognize value and seize opportunity.
Nick Woodhouse | President & CMO
Nick is a marketing and creative thought leader with a proven ability to launch, reposition, and transform iconic consumer brands. Relentlessly results-driven, Woodhouse is at the forefront of driving both qualitative and quantitative business and growth for ABG and its portfolio of global brands. Prior to ABG, Woodhouse held a multitude of positions with Forzani Group Ltd., from Buyer to Vice President, where he experienced firsthand the challenges and rewards of growing the Canadian sporting goods retail icon from $55 million to $1.7 billion in annual sales.
Daniel W. Dienst | Executive Vice Chairman & CSO
Daniel is a highly accomplished senior executive with a proven track record of successfully growing large-scale, publicly-held organizations. He has served as Chairman and CEO of four public companies during his career including, most recently, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., where he successfully re-imagined its business lines leading to a sale of the company in 2016. Dienst currently serves as a Director of Knoll. Inc. (NYSE: KNL), a leading owner of iconic design-driven modern furniture brands. For the past few years, he has also acted as Chief Strategic Advisor to Marie Kondo (Konmari Inc.), the best-selling Japanese author, helping scale her media, publishing and burgeoning product empire. From 2015-2016, Dienst was as an independent Director of 1stdibs.com, the world's leading marketplace for art and antiques.
Kevin Clarke | CFO
Kevin is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of investment banking and senior level corporate management experience. He joined ABG shortly after the company was founded and has served as Chief Financial Officer since that time. Prior to joining ABG, Kevin served as Chief Financial Officer of Kos Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded specialty pharma company that was sold to Abbot Laboratories for $4 billion. Kevin’s investment banking experience includes over 20 years of working with companies across a variety of sectors. Most of his investment banking experience was spent at Bear Stearns & Co., where he was Senior Managing Director and Head of Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions.
Jay Dubiner | General Counsel
Jay has over 25 years of experience with both private and public companies, including serving as General Counsel to major international corporations. He has significant experience managing and protecting intellectual property portfolios and various licensing transactions. Jay’s experience prior to ABG includes serving as EVP, General Counsel at Warnaco (an international consumer products conglomerate) and EVP, Corp. Development & GC at Martha Stewart Living. His experience also includes working at Universal Music Group and as a key member of the team that executed the Initial Public Offering of Vince.
International & Retail
Mergers & Acquisitions