About the only thing Playboy Enterprises Inc. CEO Scott Flanders did not divulge to entrepreneur.com senior writer Kim Lachance Shandrow is the company’s current earnings. Otherwise, the 58-year-old exec was notably candid and specific about where the company has come from under his watch, where it now stands and how it might evolve.
One of the first things Flanders did after arriving in 2009 was slash company staff. Of the 535 non-Playboy mansion staffers on the payroll when he came in, only 11 remain. The CEO also bought back from Manwin the rights to playboy.com, which he had previously sold:
Last spring, Playboy recaptured full control of playboy.com “at significant expense” and relaunched it in August.