XBIZ Announces Nominees for 2020 Retail Exec Awards

XBIZ Announces Nominees for 2020 Retail Exec Awards

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the finalist nominees for the retail industry edition of the 2020 XBIZ Exec Awards, which will return in January 2020 as part of the inaugural XBIZ Honors ceremony.

Announced last month, XBIZ Honors will recognize the year’s XBIZ Exec Awards nominees along with select retail categories from the flagship XBIZ Awards show.

The nominated industry professionals were chosen based on a multitude of factors including leadership, business acumen, community influence and overall career success as submitted by industry peers via XBIZ.net. 

The 2020 XBIZ Honors ceremony is set for Wednesday, January 15, during the Winter Edition of XBIZ Retreat, which takes place January 13-17, at the Andaz hotel in West Hollywood.

The XBIZ Exec Awards spotlight influential business leaders who play essential roles in the success of top adult brands. The award categories cover a range of positions that make up the organizational chart of industry enterprises, covering business development, marketing, management and more.

Voting for the 2020 XBIZ Exec Awards, which begins this evening on XBIZ.net, will run through midnight on November 19.

Without further ado, the nominees for the retail edition of the 2020 XBIZ Exec Awards are:

Account Exec of the Year — Retail
• Henrik Castenlund, MShop
• Loretta Goodling, Excitement Adult Superstores
• Phoebe Grott, Pleasure Chest
• Erin Horea, Stag Shop
• Chad Jenny, Adam & Eve
• Kimberly Maty, Entrenue
• Susanna Molina, Holiday Products
• Kit Richardson, Museum of Sex
• Hein Schouten, Shots
• Erin Sue, Pink Cherry

Account Exec of the Year — Pleasure Products
• Gordon Bannister, BMS Factory
• Jennifer Brice, Wicked Sensual Care
• Casey Doyle, Creative Conceptions
• Sonny Farnsworth, Fun Factory
• Alexandro Feynerol, Svakom
• Steven Guarino, Doc Johnson
• Dan Holman, Screaming O
• Roxana Mendoza, CalExotics
• Mira Waidelich, Amorelie
• Denise Young, Blush Novelties

Business Development Executive of the Year
• David Ballow, Hustler Stores
• Sally Cotching, Voodoo Toys
• Cheryl Hanslip, Doc Johnson
• Michelle Liss, Paradise Marketing
• John Marinello, Pjur
• Lupe Martinez, CalExotics
• Joe Petracca, LELO
• Savannah Robertson, Dame Products
• Rita Silva-Grondin, Bedroom Kandi
• Justin Vickers, ABS Group

Marketing Executive of the Year
• Kristin Calzada, Pipedream
• Thao Dipolito, Doc Johnson
• Nichole Grossmann, CalExotics
• Patrick Lyons, Eldorado Trading Company
• Victoria McCrobie, United Consortium
• Casey Murphy, Rock Candy Toys
• Gideon Perez, Screaming O
• John Turi, Sportsheets
• Erik Vasquez, Sliquid
• Erin Worgan, BMS Factory

Progressive Leadership Award
• Raj Armani, Besharam
• Jerome Bensimon, Satisfyer
• Chad Braverman, Doc Johnson
• Scott Dantis, Williams Trading Co.
• Oscar Heijnen, Shots
• Eric Idema, EDC
• Matthew Matsudaira, Pipedream
• Hui Newnham, Screaming O
• Autumn O'Bryan, Global Novelties
• Alicia Sinclair, COTR

Community Figure of the Year
• Brent Aldon, Aneros
• Coyote Amrich, Barnaby
• Conde Aumann, Screaming O
• Ducky DooLittle, Blush Novelties
• April Lampert & Amy Baldwin, Shameless Sex
• Michelle Marcus, Sliquid
• Sunny Rogers, Sunsplash Media
• Lulu Shwartzer, Mystim
• Briana Watkins, Pipedream
• Cathy Ziegler, Kheper Games

Brand Ambassador of the Year
• Chaney Cox, Sportsheets
• Sabrina Earnshaw, Lovehoney
• Tracy Leone, Rock Candy Toys
• Benny Neff, Blush Novelties
• Josh Ortiz, XR Brands
• Eddie Romero, Vibratex
• Jay Scheinberg, Oneup Innovations
• Danielle Seerley, Voodoo Toys
• Gabe Segura, Doc Johnson
• Megwyn White, Satisfyer

Senior Leadership Award
• Kristian Broms, Pipedream
• Miguel Capilla, Fleshlight
• Leigh Dedhar, Doxy
• Ryan Fraga, Oxballs
• Lisa Hanna, Maia Toys
• Jade Leon, Clandestine Devices
• Lynda Mort, ECN
• Colin Roy, Sliquid
• Malay Vannouvong, Aneros
• Scott Watkins, Doc Johnson

Chief Executive of the Year
• Ruben Deitz, Shots America
• Bonnie Feingold, Honey's Place
• Mark Franks, Castle Megastore
• Jessica Hofmann, Mystim
• Joel Kaminsky, Barnaby
• Peter Ovsonka, Zalo
• Brian Pellham, Kheper Games
• Mario Romero, Dreamlove
• Frederic Walme, Fun Factory
• Lavi Yedid, NS Novelties

Businesswoman of the Year
• Susan Colvin, CalExotics
• Suki Dunham, Ohmibod
• Wanda Garland, Eldorado Trading
• Lora Haddock, Lora DiCarlo
• Julia Margo, Hot Octopuss
• Kara McGee, SBJ LLC
• Angela Mustone, High on Love
• Julie Stewart, Sportsheets
• Elsa Viegas, Bijoux Indiscrets
• Rebecca Weinberg, XR Brands

Businessman of the Year
• Steve Callow, Perfect Fit Brand
• Steve Craig, Nalpac
• Dean Elliott, Sliquid
• Daniel Freedman, Pink Cherry
• Andy Green, XGEN Products
• Bob Pyne Jr., Williams Trading Co
• Justin Ross, Screaming O
• Elliot Schwartz, Nasstoys
• Ari Suss, XR Brands
• Michael Trigg, Trigg Labs

WIA Woman of the Year
• Monique Carty, Nexus
• Alex Fine, Dame Products
• Kitty Gondek, Wow Tech
• Lisa Hanna, Maia Toys
• Mona Madrigal, Pipedream
• Nicole McCree, Classic Brands
• Cassie Pendleton, Wicked Sensual Care
• Rebecca Pinette-Dorin, Exsens
• Megan Swartz, Deja Vu
• Jackie White, CalExotics

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