Russell Binder is the President of Striker Entertainment. He is graduate of The University of California Santa Barbara class of 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a 15 year veteran of the entertainment and brand licensing business. He spent 13 years with J.A. Roth and Associates, Inc. as a partner and representing such companies as New Balance, Revolution Studios, Artisan Entertainment, and Wildstrom Productions. In 2007 Russell opted to take all of his respective experience and clientele and start up his own full service agency calling it Striker Entertainment. With the intelligent and creative management of intellectual property as the central focus of Striker’s business, Russell has successfully branched out into three specific areas of business: Entertainment Licensing/Consumer Products (representation and consulting for right’s holders), Film and Television sales (in association with Circle of Confusion), and new business ventures including www.goldlabel.com leaning heavily on Binder’s area of expertise.
Russell is an active member of LIMA (The Licensing Industry and Merchandising Association) and has been the recipient of one of their most prestigious awards: 2008 Best Film, Television, and Entertainment Brand of the Year. He was also credited as one of the “Top 40 under 40” in License Magazine, as a “Maverick in the Marketplace” by Royalties Magazine, and a member of licensing’s Elite from Daily Variety. Russell is a regular speaker at UCLA in their Licensing program through Extension.
Russell is happily married with two amazing children and one lucky dog.