Greg Goldstein is President & Chief Operating Officer of IDW Publishing. He manages the day-to-day aspects of IDW’s publishing business, plays a leading role in acquiring and launching new brands and book imprints for the company, and manages partnerships with external licensors and I/P owners.
A veteran publishing and media executive working primarily in the popular arts, Greg’s developed creative and profitable publishing programs for dozens of the world’s best-known entertainment brands for IDW (and others, previously) including Transformers, Star Trek, TMNT, Spider-Man, Batman, Godzilla, and Star Wars.
In 2014, he took lead in IDW’s acquisition of Top Shelf Productions, the award-winning graphic novel publisher. In 2011, Greg won an Eisner award for his editing on the first-ever collection of Bob Montana’s Archie newspaper comic strips. (Published under IDW’s Library of American Comics imprint.)
Prior to joining IDW, Greg was VP of Entertainment and Gaming for Upper Deck, responsible for the company’s blockbuster slate of games, including Yu-Gi-Oh!,World of Warcraft and the Vs. System.
As VP of Brand Development for Activision from 2000-2002, Greg established strategic partnerships with the largest Hollywood licensors, and worked closely with Marvel comics to successfully develop Spider-man into one of the biggest blockbuster licensed videogame brands in interactive history. Greg’s career has also included a successful stint at Topps, where he helped launch Topps Comics as Director of Publishing.