Official Press Release
IDW Publishing, a leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels, today announced that veteran entertainment and media executive Greg Goldstein has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer effective today.
"We are thrilled that Greg has joined our growing family," said IDW CEO Ted Adams. "Greg's demonstrated leadership capabilities and solid background in consumer entertainment publishing make him the ideal person to help guide us through the next phase of our growth. We are especially excited to leverage his entrepreneurial spirit, creative skills and extensive relationships in the entertainment industry."
As COO, Goldstein will manage the company's day-to-day operations, as well as help guide IDW as it expands its existing product lines and enters new categories.
Goldstein has a lengthy track record in managing top content-driven entertainment products and in the marketing and licensing of major entertainment and sports properties. Most recently, he was Vice President of Gaming and Entertainment at leading sports collectibles and entertainment trading game developer Upper Deck. Prior to that, Goldstein was CEO and Founder of Popmania, a development and brand-licensing agency focusing on digital entertainment, located in New York.
He also held several senior-level management, product development and licensing positions at major entertainment publishing companies, including Acclaim, a leading publisher of console games and personal computers; Activision, a worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, and collectibles publishing companies Inkworks and Topps, where he was Director of Publishing for Topps Comics. Goldstein started his career at IBM where he successfully launched new employee and consumer publications and reinvigorated existing ones during his tenure.
"I'm excited to join Ted and his terrific team at IDW," said Goldstein, who relishes his return to the publishing industry. "I've been very impressed with the company's track record since day one and I look forward to helping the company manage and continue its recent explosive growth."
Goldstein, who holds a Masters of Science degree from Columbia University, has taught classes in marketing, communications, and publication management at Iona College, Hofstra University and The State University of New York.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.