BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—LFP/FMG President Michael H. Klein announced today that industry veteran Derek Meklir (pictured) has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of LFP, Inc./Flynt Management Group, LLC.

Meklir, who will report directly to Klein, comes to FMG after five years at Playboy Enterprises, where he served as Vice President—Strategic Partnerships. Chief among his responsibilities was managing Playboy’s largest partnership, Manwin, which spanned television, radio and online. He also managed and developed Playboy’s digital magazine strategy.

“Derek is the perfect addition to our management team,” said Klein. “His experience in product management, business development, partner relationships and multiple delivery platforms will serve us well.”

Prior to his time at Playboy, Meklir spent six years at SK Intertainment, Inc.—, as Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. Previously, he held management positions at Vantage Associates and Globix Corporation.

“I’m excited to join the LFP team and help propel the Flynt empire to new heights,” said Meklir.  “Managing such a diverse portfolio is an inspiring and exciting challenge.”

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