Spin Master Strengthens Toys Creative Center Leadership Team

Doug Wadleigh has been named head of global toy brands.
License Global

April 1, 2022

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Spin Master, a global children's entertainment company, has announced the appointment of Doug Wadleigh as head, global toy brands. The newly created position within the Spin Master Toys Creative Center is part of the company’s new organizational design being implemented to enable and accelerate future growth.  

Wadleigh will oversee the development and health of all global toy brands, reporting to Chris Beardall, president, toys and chief commercial officer. He will be responsible for profitable growth across all toy categories and will lead product development and drive alignment with the sales and operations teams.  

“Doug has deep experience with industry-leading toys and games manufacturers, coupled with a strategic mindset and proven track record of accelerating growth,” says Beardall. “With Doug’s leadership, combined with the strength of our diversified toy portfolio, Spin Master is well positioned for continued growth and to deliver on our vision of creating play experiences that

spark creativity and imagination in kids around the world.”  

Wadleigh is an industry veteran having held leadership positions within prominent global companies, including Mattel and Warner Bros., as well as disrupters, including Baby Box. Co. and Loot Crate. During his 20-plus-years career at Mattel, he successfully set both creative direction and brand strategies for brands including Hot Wheels, Disney Princess and WWE. Most recently, he served as president and chief marketing officer, Goliath, a privately held toys and games company, where he established a new toy innovation and marketing studio in Los Angeles and was responsible for developing category, brand and product strategies for the existing portfolio. 

“Spin Master has built an exceptional reputation as a leader in innovation, rooted in its focus on providing kids and their families with the most amazing toy and game experiences,” says Wadleigh. “I’m excited to join a culture where innovation drives growth and for the opportunity to work with the talented Spin Master team to further accelerate the company’s award-winning brands, evergreen franchises and esteemed partner licenses.” 

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