Ben Kohn is interim CEO at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Kohn is a Partner of Rizvi Traverse and manages the Los Angeles office. Ben began his career at Cowen & Company. In 1998, Mr. Kohn joined Angelo, Gordon & Co., where he focused on private equity and special situations. Mr. Kohn is a graduate of the A.B. Freeman School of Tulane University and received an MBA from Columbia University. Ben is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is an American privately held global media and lifestyle company headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. It was founded by Hugh Marston Hefner to initially manage the Playboy magazine empire. The company is structured with two primary business segments: Media (which manages content for print, digital, social, mobile, TV and radio platforms) and Licensing (which licenses the Playboy name, Rabbit Head design and other trademarks, logos and images for use in connection with consumer goods, venues and events). The company also owns and operates the iconic Playboy Mansion property in Los Angeles, California.Today, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and distribution of content, products and high-profile events that embodies both “eroticism and fine art.” The Playboy rabbit logo is one of the most widely recognized and popular brands in the world.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is based in Beverly Hills, California, having closed its former headquarters in the top office floors of 680 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois in April 2012. In January 2013, the company said it employed 165.