David Israel Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
David Israel is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Playboy Enterprises. He oversees the company’s strategic planning, corporate and business development and financial operations. Additionally, he will continue to oversee many of the company’s outside licensing agreements and partnerships. Prior to joining Playboy, Mr. Israel was the Chairman, CEO and founding partner of Procysive Corporation, an online intelligence and competitor/opposition research start-up. Prior to Procysive, Israel was CEO, International for Reed Business Information where he oversaw the company’s developing publishing and data businesses in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Australia and Asia. Previously, Israel has served as CEO, Classified Ventures and as President of Macmillan Computer Publishing. He earned his M.B.A. and B.B.A. degrees from James Madison University.
Rachel Sagan Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel
Rachel Sagan is Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Playboy Enterprises. Sagan facilitates the business development and manages the legal affairs for Playboy’s brand portfolio. Prior to joining Playboy in 2011, Sagan was Vice President and General Counsel of Freedom Communications. Before that, Sagan practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft. She earned her law degree from University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from Duke University.
Kendice Briggs Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Kendice Briggs is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Playboy Enterprises. Briggs is responsible for the company’s organizational development and design, as well as compensation, benefits, recruitment and other administrative functions. Prior to joining Playboy in 2010, she held similar human resources roles at Westfield Corp. and US Bank. She began her career at Imperial Thrift & Loan Association and PWC. Briggs holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California.
Cory Jones Chief Content Officer
Cory Jones is the Chief Content Officer for Playboy and Playboy.com. Jones joined Playboy in June of 2014 where he re-launched Playboy.com as a safe-for-work premium men’s lifestyle entertainment and humor destination exponentially increasing traffic in the process. Jones oversees content development for the company’s media properties, including print, online and app. In his 15 years in the men’s digital space, Jones has launched multiple brands, including Mandatory.com for AOL. Previously he served as Online Editorial Director at Alpha Media Group where he oversaw Maxim.com. Mr. Jones holds a B.A. in English Literature from Concordia University.
Phillip Morelock Chief Digital Officer
As Playboy’s Chief Digital Officer, Phillip leads the team that is forging new ground across mobile, social, web, and emerging platforms for one of the world’s most iconic brands. His team has been responsible for the re-launch of Playboy.com and its flagship app, Playboy NOW, which has fueled explosive growth in the company’s digital reach. Phillip also oversees advertising sales across all of Playboy’s platforms.
A veteran of the media technology space, Mr. Morelock has served in leadership roles at such companies as Hallmark, Disney, JibJab, and IAC. He received a BA from the University of Southern California.