has appointed former Zuru executive James Nunziati to the post of head of global sales, ZAG Play Toy Division, reporting to the division’s senior vice president, Helena Perheentupa. The news follows the independent animation studio announcing that it had
, in August.
Based in Los Angeles, Nunziati will build, drive and lead, the global sales operation for theZAG Play Toy Division,developing and executing a strategic sales roadmap and establishing mutually successful relationships with customers and retailers by aligning with their needs, and providing solutions that meet their business objectives. He will also liaise cross-functionally with the marketing, product development, and content teams to ensure brand consistency and seamless and natural synchronization between content and physical play. The ZAG Play Toy Division is part of ZAG Play.
“At the new ZAG Play Toy Division, we are committed to the development of a broad range of innovative toys that
“I’ve been observing ZAG’s phenomenal growth over the last couple of years and am delighted to be joining the company at such a transformative time,” says Nunziati. “ZAG has developed amazing content, and it will be exciting to create and deliver imaginative toys that will empower children through aspirational play, supplementing products developed by ZAG’s trusted licensing partners to keep the company’s brands highly visible at retail.”
Nunziati has spent the last seven years as vice president, sales, marketing, Zuru. Prior, he served for almost four years as general manager, Yvolution USA, and over three years as vice president, sales, marketing at Street Surfing LLC. He has also held senior roles at 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Nakajima USA, and Starz Media.
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