JAKKS Management Team
Stephen G. Berman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Berman co-founded JAKKS Pacific in 1995, serving as the company’s executive vice president, chief executive officer, secretary and director. In April 2010, Mr. Berman was appointed to the position of chief executive officer. In 2001, Mr. Berman received Los Angeles’ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. From October 1991 to August 1995, Mr. Berman was a vice president and managing director of THQ International, Inc., a subsidiary of THQ, Inc. Prior to his position at THQ, from 1988 to 1991, Mr. Berman was president and an owner of Balanced Approach, Inc., a distributor of personal fitness products and services.
Chief Operating Officer
Jack McGrath, a 16-year veteran of the toy industry, joined JAKKS Pacific in 1999 as Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, and advanced to Senior Vice President of Operations in 2000 and then Executive Vice President of Operations in 2008. Mr. McGrath worked at Mattel Toys in 1995 as an International Marketer and later Marketed the Hot Wheels brand from 1996 – 1998. He holds a Marketing Degree from California State University of Long Beach.