A veteran game executive with over 15 years of experience spanning leadership positions at National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), Hasbro, WizKids Games and The Topps Company, where I have lead business teams for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games and
A veteran game executive with over 15 years of experience spanning leadership positions at National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), Hasbro, WizKids Games and The Topps Company, where I have lead business teams for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games and Disney’s Club Penguin.
During my tenure with WizKids, we've grown the business by double digits three years and counting and have won numerous awards including 2013 Best Collectible Miniatures Game (Marvel HeroClix), Thematic Game of the Year (Mage Knight Board Game) and Best Family Game (Quarriors Dice Building Game).
I have a demonstrated track record of industry insight and adaptability which has resulted consistent growth across brands and businesses under my watch. I enjoy the challenges associated with turn-around business opportunities. In particular, I like the creative problem solving when your options seem limited by business constraints.
President @ Manage the operation of the WizKids games division. Responsible for business unit P&L, strategic planning and relationship management. Have grown the business over 100% in 2 year period via exciting brand development including: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, The Hunger Games, Mage Knight, Pirates of the Spanish Main. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 9 months) Greater New York City AreaVice President of Brand Marketing @ From November 2009 to February 2012 (2 years 4 months) Greater New York City AreaDirector of Entertainment Marketing @ From December 2008 to November 2009 (1 year) Greater New York City AreaManaging Director @ From August 2008 to December 2008 (5 months) Seattle, WashingtonDirector of Brand Marketing @ Responsible for strategic planning, product development and marketing management of all game lines at WizKids Games From April 2007 to August 2008 (1 year 5 months) Seattle, WashingtonBrand Manager @ Responsibe for brand development, P&L, and product development of several entertainment properties (Pokemon, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: the Gathering and Magic Online) From March 2000 to March 2007 (7 years 1 month) Project Manager @ From 1998 to 2000 (2 years)
Justin Z. is skilled in: Video Games, Brand Management, Toys, Product Development, Product Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Product Management, Licensing, Advertising, Consumer Products, Entertainment, Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Marketing, Creative Direction, Brand Awareness, Game Design, Event Management, Strategic Planning, Publishing, Online Gaming, Brand Development, Mobile Games, Game Development, Cross-functional Team..., Packaging, Retail, Management, Leadership, Strategic Partnerships, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Social Games, Competitive Analysis, Strategy, Board Games, Content Strategy, Social Networking
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