Name Jeremy Padawer
Years active 2001–present
Education Vanderbilt University
|Born October 26, 1973 (age 42) (1973-10-26) Germantown, Tennessee, U.S.|
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin (B.A.) University of Tennessee (J.D.) Vanderbilt University (MBA)
Occupation Businessman, Entrepreneur, Television producer
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
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Jeremy Padawer (born October 26, 1973) is an American businessman, Internet entrepreneur, and animated television producer. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the Nickelodeon animated series Monsuno and is the former executive vice president, marketing at Jakks Pacific., former COO of Pacific Animation Partners, and is currently Co-President/Partner of Wicked Cool Toys.
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- Early web pioneer
- Toy business
- Entertainment development
- Awards and recognition
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Early web pioneer
In 1996, Padawer developed a network of transactional toy and gaming websites. Advertisers included Disney, Onsale.com, and Amazon.com. Most notably, Newsweek followed Padawer's tracking of the plunge in Beanie Baby valuations in 1998-1999 on Padawer's AbsoluteBeanies.com.
Padawer is an early domain name investor. Padawer's sale of www.act.com to Symantec stands as one of the largest domain name transactions in history.
In addition, Padawer developed DomainAppraiser.com, a site that advised thousands of domain name holders on valuation (1999-2001) and Schmuck.com, an online monthly with material by amateur humorists and users (1999-2000).
In 2001, Mattel recruited Padawer out of Vanderbilt University's MBA program. Padawer managed Hotwheels, Nickelodeon, and a relaunch of Masters of the Universe.
In 2003, Padawer moved to Jakks Pacific where he headed up boy's entertainment brands. Padawer reinvented the WWE toy line and launched over 25 brands into the mass marketplace including Pokémon, Dragonball Z, Club Penguin, UFC, Neopets, SpongeBob SquarePants, Phineas & Ferb.
Padawer was the former executive vice president and general manager of Jakks Malibu, the largest unit at Jakks Pacific. Padawer was responsible for product development, marketing, and entertainment content development across all JAKKS Malibu business unit categories.
In April 2013, Padawer joined Wicked Cool Toys as its Co-President and became an equity partner in the company.
Padawer is the co-creator and executive producer of the American-Japanese animated series Monsuno. The show premiered in the United States on February 23, 2012 on Nickelodeon's sister channel, Nicktoons (and will start airing on TV Tokyo in Japan in October 2012.). Global launch staggers in over 40 countries between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013.
In addition to co-creating and executive producer duties, he also assembled a global strategic partnership between Jakks Pacific, Nickelodeon, Topps, Michael Eisner, and Fremantle Media.
Awards and recognition
In 2010, Padawer was inducted into the ToyFare Magazine hall of fame.