Wicked Cool Toys
Jeremy Padawer is the Co-President of leading multi-brand toy company, Wicked Cool Toys. For over 25 years, Jeremy Padawer has been playing with toys professionally. Jeremy is a successful Toy Industry Executive, Entrepreneur and Animated Television Producer. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Padawer’s toy career started in 1989 as a high school student working at a local toy retailer –Only Kids. In the mid-1990’s, Padawer was an early Internet pioneer creating a network of toy and collectible websites that tracked collectible valuations, provided online transactions and established advertising relationships with the Disney Blast program, Onsale.com and others. After a JD / MBA program, Padawer then served at Mattel, where he worked on Hot Wheels, Nickelodeon brands, and re-launched He-Man and the Masters of Universe.Three years later, Padawer joined JAKKS Pacific where he spent ten years, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development, overseeing all JAKKS core brands as well as Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Animation Partners, a JV with Dentsu. Padawer has managed globally recognizable brands and brand extensions including WWE, Pokémon, Sponge Bob, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Princess and the animated television series that he co-created Monsuno.In 2013, Padawer joined Wicked Cool Toys as Co-President and Partner alongside Michael Rinzler and Thomas Poon. Padawer received his Bachelor degree in Business and Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, Doctorate of Law at University of Tennessee, and MBA at Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.
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