Penthouse World Media Congratulates CEO Moose on 2022 XBIZ Honors Industry Award for Chief Executive of the Year
“Working closely with Moose at Penthouse for several years, it’s no surprise that he has won this prestigious XBIZ Award,” said Drew Rosenfeld, VP Penthouse TV. “Moose has a strong business sense carried by his magnetic personality. The entire team at Penthouse wishes to congratulate our CEO.”
Caroline Kirkendoll, President of Penthouse Global Licensing said, “Under Moose’s leadership, Penthouse has been able to shrug off its ‘strictly adult’ reputation and return to its roots as a mainstream media company with a truly global footprint. He is a terrific leader who understands that this iconic brand is more than just a magazine for men; it is a celebration of empowerment, sex positivity, and a courageously rebellious lifestyle. From a licensing standpoint, this has allowed the brand to become much more relevant with younger demographics who are hungry for authenticity and disruption. Thanks to Moose’s vision, Penthouse is poised to resurface as an influential resource for consumers around the world, nearly 60 years after its founding.”
Penthouse Chief Technical Officer, Lucky Smith added, “At the risk of oversimplifying, Moose makes getting up for work every day an actual pleasure. After 30+ years in this industry, I can assure you of the unique nature of that one small nuance. I’ve not met more than a handful of individuals across the business that can combine Moose’s ease of demeanor with keen and visionary insights – all while honestly listening to everyone around him.
When you can turn a company around and make it flourish after a bankruptcy sale and two subsequent failures at the CEO position, you have managed something truly special. Having been literally dropped into that exact situation – while still running his own company – Moose has accomplished just that. Yet he has never lauded that feat over the rest of us mere mortals, and we appreciate that.”
Director of Pet Projects and Production Manager, Sam Phillips said, “I really cannot say enough great things about Moose.
Moose is a marketing mastermind who makes the art of multitasking and managing look effortlessly cool. Understated and quiet about his achievements, Moose has been successfully running both Girlfriends Films and Penthouse while simultaneously balancing his biggest job as a devoted husband and father.
I have so much respect for Moose’s ability to compartmentalize and handle everyone’s needs. You can always rely on him to be fair, kind, and to run the company with both his heart and his mind. Moose makes working for Penthouse feel like family and we are all so proud our Patriarch was recognized by XBIZ.”
This accolade marks the second XBIZ Industry Award for the former firefighter, who received the Executive Leadership Award in 2011 recognizing his role as VP of Girlfriends Films, where he is currently Owner and President.
See the full list of XBIZ industry winners here: https://www.xbiz.com/news/263840/2022-xbiz-honors-online-industry-winners-announced
About Penthouse: Established in 1965 by Bob Guccione, the iconic magazine has been providing readers with stimulating content for over 50 years.