Ted Larkins is an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur with a focus on international licensing. Ted co-developed a leading entertainment licensing company in Tokyo, representing major movie studios that included Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, and 20th Century Fox. He’s worked on projects with Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Nicklaus, Mariah Carey, and many other artists. He served as Senior Vice President of the North American division of CPLG, one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies. He is on the board of directors of the Licensing Industry Merchandise Association (LIMA), co-chairing the charity committee and sitting on the executive committee. He is a guest lecturer for the UCLAx Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts program.
Over the last year and a half, during his daily 4 hour train commute to work in Hollywood, he wrote the book, Get To Be Happy: Stories and Secrets On Loving the Sh*t Out of Life. It is available on Amazon.com. Ted lives with his wife of 22 years and their two children in Southern California.