Brand Licensing

The key driver behind BIG PICTURE LICENSING is Dan, he has well established industry credentials, built up over many years of doing business around the world with all types of companies within brand licensing.  BPL has a strong reputation for delivering incremental revenue opportunities, managing all types of brands across all territories, categories and retail channels to identify and secure incremental revenue opportunities for clients. 


We believe in the philosophy of…

“People like doing business with people they like”


I have been fortunate enough to have managed Dan for the last 5 years and Dan’s entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his 'Can-do' attitude makes him a hugely successful member of my team who consistently delivers results and creates new opportunities and openings for the Viacom brands. Dan has a broad and deep understanding of the nuances of licensing and the complicated regions and partners he manages. He is a strong team player and works well with peers and support functions to ensure projects are delivered and revenue targets over-achieved.  Dan is also a great personality who naturally places colleagues, clients and customers at ease and is adept at adapting his style to meet the various cultural differences across his varied and complex regions.

Mark Kingston

SVP International Consumer Products, ViacomCBS

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I have known Dan for over 12 years and have been fortunate enough to work both directly and in tandem with him across the Licensing industry.


A passionate professional, Dan brings his infectious enthusiasm and entrepreneurial approach to every project.


In addition, Dan's ability to adapt his approach in order to deliver on the objective makes him a pleasure to work alongside!

Ami Dieckman

SVP International Licensing,

Entertainment One


I am delighted to recommend Dan. I had the great pleasure of getting to know him through numerous industry functions and trade show panels. Dan is of course extremely talented and highly skilled in global licensing, but what I really appreciate about Dan is his ability to pivot and quickly adjust to whatever may get thrown his way: he is quick to step into a panel function as needed, help colleagues- even sometimes rivals sort through challenges, etc. This flexibility reflects agile thinking and creative problem solving. It also reflects a strong work ethic and commitment to his industry colleagues. He has an excellent sense of humor and is the kind of person should you find yourself stuck in an airport with due to unforeseen delays, he would help make the best of it.

Maura J. Regan

President -  Licensing International

(Global Licensing Trade Organisation)


I have been working with Dan as an agent for more then 4 years and it has been a truly pleasant cooperation. Dan has the capability to make things look easy when in reality they are not.


Never a bridge too far or mountain to high. His fun and engaging personality make him great to work with and his professionalism in spotting opportunities, motivating people and breaking barriers is second to none.


I have celebrated big victories with Dan and hope to be working with for a long time.

Maarten Weck

EVP & MD Europe,

WildBrain CPLG


Dan is a great guy to work with, very professional, honest and fun to work with!!!

Gil Saban


Saban Brands

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I have known Dan for a number of years now, Viacom has been one of Sambro's key strategic Licensors over the years which is down to the high quality Nickelodeon IP as well as their team.


Dan always has a positive can-do attitude to business and life, he is well respected and known in the Licensing industry, gets things done and is clearly an expert in managing emerging markets and new business development.


Dan is a pleasure to work with and I can fully recommend him to all.

Nikki Samuels

Founder & Director,


I worked with Dan for several years at Viacom and always found him to a great commercial operator, with a refreshing focus on cutting through extraneous issues and getting to the business end of any deal.


Added to that he has a consistent can-do attitude and is great fun to be around. A valuable addition to any commercial team.

Nicholas Walters

Founder & CEO,


“I never lose, either I win or I learn”  

Nelson Mandela