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Meet
the team

Our New York and London based teams share a deep and abiding love for books and what they represent to their creators.

Our executive
management board

Scott Hoffman

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Scott has been advocating on behalf of authors for over 15 years, including most recently as co-founder of a major NYC-based literary management firm. His publishing experience, contacts and vision are integral to ILP’s strategy to provide financial certainty to authors and their heirs in a rapidly changing publishing environment while maintaining the integrity and creative vision of their creators. He’s also the co-author of WASTED: How we Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources—and What We Can Do About It, which was published by Crown in 2021.

Hilary Strong

CEO, UK AND EUROPE

Hilary has over 30 years’ experience in both the creative and commercial aspects of program making, executive producing, and commercial strategy, as CEO of the Anthology Group, CEO of Acorn Productions and Group Commercial Director for Hat Trick Productions. As CEO for Agatha Christie Ltd, Hilary transformed the brand into a modern global multi-platform force across feature film and TV, publishing, stage and digital platforms.

Ted Green

Executive Chairman

Ted has 35+ years of experience in Media. Previously, he was Founder and President of Sony Wonder, Senior Executive at Polygram Records and Music Publishing, Executive at CBS Records, CEO and co-owner of Anchor Bay Entertainment, CEO of RLJ Entertainment, and Chairman and CEO of Image Entertainment.

Andrew Minkow

CFO

Andrew has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Media. Before joining ILP, he was CFO of the New York Blood Center, CFO and Board Director of Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: PPSI), and was a founding member of the Media & Entertainment Investment Banking Group at Morgan Joseph & Co. where he worked extensively with rights-driven media clients.

Bob Benton

Director

Bob has 35+ years of experience in finance and intellectual property. Formerly, he was Managing Director and Head of Media at Canaccord Adams, Chairman of BridgewellGroup, Chairman and CEO Charterhouse Securities, Global Head of Sales ABN Amro, and Managing Director HBSC Securities Services.

Our senior
leadership team

Mary Durkan

EVP GLOBAL ACQUISITIONS

Mary has over 35 years of experience in Television, Children’s brands, and Literary IP, managing both creative and commercial teams. Mary has held various executive roles including CEO of Planet 24 Productions, one of the largest independent production companies in the UK in its time; MD of Literary Estates and Television at Chorion; and CEO of Silvergate Media, a Children’s IP company.

Molly Cusick

VP | NORTH AMERICAN ACQUISITIONS

Molly has over a decade of experience in the publishing industry as an agent, editor, and advocate for authors, including many New York Times bestsellers and award-winners. Her tenure as Director of International Rights for a major literary agency brings with it extensive publisher contacts worldwide and a global approach to publishing success.

Thomas Gustafsson

VP | ACQUISITIONS FOR EUROPE

Thomas has over 25 years’ experience in senior management and joins ILP from the dual roles of Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer and Head of Film/TV & Music at the Astrid Lindgren Company in Sweden, where he played an integral role in transforming the literary Estate into a successful rights company. Thomas previously held senior positions at SVT, Universal Music & Pictures and PolyGram.

Nicholas Dudek

VP | CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT UK & EMEA

Nick has over 10 years’ experience handling commercial valuations, financial analysis and investment decisions for large corporations and start-up businesses alike. Most recently at BBC Studios, Nick partnered senior Creative Executives across all genres and business functions in both Production and Distribution. Prior to moving to London, Nick worked at Deloitte as a trusted business advisor to the high-net-worth family groups and large privately owned businesses of Australia.

Emma Bell

SVP | CREATIVE AND BRAND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Emma has over 20 years’ experience as a creative producer. As Head of Development at Stolen Picture, Emma developed multiple book-to-screen adaptations for TV and film as well as original comedy, drama and genre projects. Her recent credits include Truth Seekers (Amazon Prime) and Out of Her Mind (BBC2). Emma spent over a decade developing content for Sky’s biggest entertainment brands and started her TV career at Paramount Comedy.

Sarah Yake

VP | PUBLISHING

Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, from bookstore management to publishing sales, with the last 20 years spent working as a literary agent. In the agency space, she has worked to grow globally recognized Estates.

Rob Lynn

VP | LEGAL AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS FOR NORTH AMERICA

Rob has over a decade of experience in media law and finance. Before joining ILP he was Counsel at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, among other international law firms, where he advised media startups as well as venture capital funds that invested in media and creative companies. An award-winning poet, his work has been listed by the New York Times and New York Public Library in their annual best book roundups..

Anouska Spiers

SVP | LEGAL AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Anouska leads the legal and business affairs for ILP in the UK and EMEA. She has over 15 years’ experience working with leading global media and entertainment franchises. Prior to joining ILP, she was General Counsel and COO at Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Studios, and Group General Counsel at The Blair Partnership and Pottermore Limited where she oversaw all of the commercial activity relating to Harry Potter and, latterly, Fantastic Beasts.

Lan Wong

SVP | FINANCE OPERATIONS

Lan has over 25 years’ experience in finance and operations. Prior to joining ILP, she served as Partner/COO at Sudden Industries, a NYC digital agency with over 35 design excellence awards. Before that, she was Controller for Pseudo.com, a live audio and video webcasting website, and on the finance team of Flonetworks, one of the first email service providers, which was acquired by DoubleClick.

Our
team

Noah Goodman

ACQUISITIONS

Noah Goodman helps steer IP Acquisition strategy and execution. Prior to joining ILP, Noah worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse, focused on media and telecom companies. He is also an optioned screenwriter and has experience in finance and strategy at independent film production companies.

Lilly Santiago

ACQUISITIONS RESEARCHER

Prior to joining ILP, Lilly spent time in the marketing department at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Books For Young Readers. She later moved to Writers House where she spent nearly two years as the agency’s administrator. Now, she serves ILP’s US Acquisitions Team as Research and Development Associate.

Ambre Megnin-Aubry

ACQUISITIONS RESEARCHER

As Acquisitions Researcher at ILP, Ambre’s focus is on creating research documents which provide a holistic understanding of authors and estates in order to identify potential acquisitions. Prior to joining ILP, Ambre worked as a researcher at Pacific Investments. Ambre holds a master’s degree in media and gender from the London School of Economics.

Hannah Fergesen

LITERARY MANAGER

Hannah has a decade of experience in the publishing industry, first as a literary agent and most recently as a foreign rights manager. They have represented international bestselling authors, many of whose books have been nominated for awards and optioned for film and television, and they have advocated for renowned literary estates. They now utilize this varied and valuable experience as ILP’s Literary Manager.

Ellen Ray

BRAND MANAGER

Ellen has over a decade of experience in brand storytelling and integrated marketing campaigns. Prior to joining ILP, she built her career with advertising, marketing and non-profit agencies, spending five years working in Australia before moving to London and working as an Account Director. At ILP her role combines her experience across multiple sectors with her first love: books.

Jeremy Barclay

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Before joining ILP as Creative Development Manager, Jeremy was a development researcher for BBC Studios Drama, working on Life and Death in the Warehouse which won Best Single Drama at the RTS Awards. Jeremy learned the ropes of the TV and publishing industries as a book scout, working with prominent British indies to find frontlist IP for onscreen adaptation.

Sabina Pekin

LEGAL MANAGER | CONTRACTS & RIGHTS

Sabina worked in private practice at a leading global law firm, working in both commercial litigation and in intellectual property practice. Sabina’s professional background includes experience in trademark portfolio expansion, management and brand enforcement. Sabina also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in intellectual property law, with a particular focus on researching the registrability of unconventional marks in the UK.

Ben Lamy

LEGAL MANAGER | CONTRACTS & RIGHTS

Ben joined the ILP legal team in 2023 as Legal Manager, Acquisitions Diligence and Rights. He previously worked for Warner Bros in International TV Distribution and for Universal International Studios in Scripted TV Production.

Joshua Berrocal

CORPORATE CONTROLLER

Joshua has over a decade of experience as a commercial controller working with internal business decision-makers across multiple industries. Joshua brings with him a solid foundation in public and private accounting best practices.

Hanna Ouzhour

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Hanna Ouzhour is an accomplished accountant with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Berkeley and a master’s degree in management and marketing from ENCG Morocco. Drawing on extensive experience from roles at a prominent bank in Morocco and in public accounting in the USA, she contributes to the financial landscape at ILP. Focused on precision and strategic financial management, she is dedicated to driving excellence in the field of accounting.

Eloisa Amezcua

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE MANAGER

Eloisa Amezcua has over 10 years’ experience in high-level administrative roles across various industries. Before joining ILP, she was the Associate Director of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. She is the author of two poetry collections and serves on the creative writing faculty of the Randolph College MFA program.

Jade Howey

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE MANAGER

Jade has over a decade of experience in the book industry. Before joining ILP in 2021, she worked as a bookseller at a national chain, a floor manager at a 145-year-old independent bookshop and at a company specialising in library curation, amongst other roles. She is also a producer at a BIFA-accredited film festival.