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Proven methodology coupled with market expertise to maximize brand value

Ensure on brand messaging and on brand strategy execution

Secure “best in class” products, promotions, and platforms


JLK is founded on the principle that nothing is more important than your brand and its “one of a kind” traits. Our mission is to partner with brand owners to fully understand the unique signature of your brand and to maximize market opportunities. JLK focuses on core brand traits and prioritizes key brand initiatives. We gain market traction with the right product categories, promotions and media platforms. In an ever-changing global marketplace, JLK develops a brand strategy and a licensing program that extend a brandʼs signature, deliver greater brand visibility, and produce significant incremental long-term revenue.

Meet Our Team

Joshua Kislevitz

Joshua Kislevitz founded JLK Brand Licensing Group to assist clients in maximizing their brands’ intellectual property value. With over 20 years of experience in dealmaking, relationship management, brand marketing, product development, retail partnerships, and general management, Joshua brings a proven track record of success, leadership, and a wealth of knowledge to both the licensor and licensee side of the business. Both a thinker and a doer, Kislevitz is adept at crafting the right creative business solution.

Kathleen McCarthy Fording

Kathie worked for Jim Henson Productions in a variety of capacities culminating in managing the Home Video/Entertainment category including the relationship with Disney Home Video. Fording then moved to head up world-wide licensing for Japan-based Konami, a video game company focused on coin-op and home entertainment systems. While there, she acquired and managed a variety of licenses: Warner Brothers Tiny Toons and Animaniacs in addition to the NFL, MLB and NBA rights.

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