Wicked Cool Toys has expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of toy industry veteran, Herb Mitschele, as Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Operations.
Mitschele has enjoyed a storied career with top toy manufacturers and most recently as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Shodogg, a software company based in NYC.
Prior to running Shodogg for the past seven years, Herb thrived in myriad executive positions and toy industry roles over his almost two decade career, including in Sales, Marketing, Licensing, Operations and International Business Development. Mitschele held the positions of Chief Operating Officer at CDI, a division of toymaker JAKKS Pacific, and VP of International Sales at Playmates Toys, where Mitschele helped re-launch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy brand internationally and built the business to become a top notch performer in over 40 countries. He has been involved with many of the toy industry’s top brands, including Matchbox and Disney Princess, and has helped launch hundreds of industry leading products throughout his career, including Tekno the Robotic Puppy while at Toyquest, which went on to become “Toy of the Year.” Mitschele holds his BA in Marketing from Rowan University.
Wicked Cool Toys’ Co-Presidents Michael Rinzler and Jeremy Padawer said, “We are thrilled to have a seasoned executive of Herb’s caliber join Wicked Cool’s leadership team. As we prepare to launch our new Pokémon toy line and continue our rapid growth, Herb will take the helm of our Global Sales and Operations teams to help instill process and shore-up our infrastructure. The future looks even more amazing with this tremendous addition to our team.”