“Having known and worked with Jerry for over 20 years, it hasn’t surprised me what he’s been able to achieve since arriving at IDW,” said CEO & Publisher Ted Adams. “IDW continues to grow and expand rapidly, and with this new role, Jerry will be an even bigger part of what we do.”
“It’s been a pleasure to be a part of IDW’s expansion over the past few years. Everyday IDW raises the bar on quality and innovation and I look forward to continue leading my team to even greater results.” said Bennington.
A long-standing industry executive, Bennington previously served as Vice President of Marketing for Upper Deck Entertainment from 1999-2006. Under Bennington’s tenure, he established Upper Deck’s tabletop gaming division and generated over $2 billion in retail sales fueled by the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game brand.
Since joining IDW in 2012, Bennington has quickly helped establish several key platforms for company growth including IDW Games, which publishes the best-selling Machi Koro card game, IDW Limited, and impulse micro comics featuring My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Star Wars brands with over 1 million packs produced to date.