Elise Contarsy

Senior Vice President, Consumer Products

Elise Contarsy is the Senior Vice President of Bonnier Consumer Products. She is a creative business executive with deep experience in merchandising, media and marketing, with a focus on branding, licensing, multichannel marketing, content and product development. Previously, she was the Vice President of Brand Licensing for Meredith Corporation from 2008 until March 2018. During this tenure, she led the trademark licenses of Better Homes & Gardens products at Walmart and Better Homes & Gardens branded real estate franchise brokerages with Realogy. Additionally, ­she led the brand extension programs for EatingWell, Shape and Allrecipes into frozen foods, activewear and housewares, respectively.

Earlier in her career, Elise was the VP, GMM of Product Development and Branding at Bed Bath & Beyond. Prior to Bed Bath & Beyond, she was the Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from 1997 to 2004. In this role, she spearheaded the launch of Martha Stewart Everyday products offered at Kmart and Sears stores throughout the US and Canada, and Seiyu stores in Japan. She also held the position of Design Director and Sourcing Manager at Calvin Klein Home.

Elise has over 30 years of experience developing a broad spectrum of consumer products, and has served as a member of the board of directors of LIMA, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides Chappaqua, New York, with her partner and their two children.

Elise Contarsy

Senior Vice President, Consumer Products

Elise Contarsy is the Senior Vice President of Bonnier Consumer Products. She is a creative business executive with deep experience in merchandising, media and marketing, with a focus on branding, licensing, multichannel marketing, content and product development. Previously, she was the Vice President of Brand Licensing for Meredith Corporation from 2008 until March 2018. During this tenure, she led the trademark licenses of Better Homes & Gardens products at Walmart and Better Homes & Gardens branded real estate franchise brokerages with Realogy. . Additionally, ­she led the brand extension programs for EatingWell, Shape and Allrecipes into frozen foods, activewear and housewares, respectively.

Earlier in her career, Elise was the VP, GMM of Product Development and Branding at Bed Bath & Beyond. Prior to Bed Bath & Beyond, she was the Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from 1997 to 2004. In this role, she spearheaded the launch of Martha Stewart Everyday products offered at Kmart and Sears stores throughout the US and Canada, and Seiyu stores in Japan. She also held the position of Design Director and Sourcing Manager at Calvin Klein Home.

Elise has over 30 years of experience developing a broad spectrum of consumer products, and has served as a member of the board of directors of LIMA, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides Chappaqua, New York, with her partner and their two children.