"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Quentin's experience and premium brand knowledge join our fast-growing company," said Rainer Kuhn, CEO of Laser Pegs.
Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) March 02, 2015
Laser Pegs® Ventures, the Original Lighted Construction Set®, announced today the addition of Quentin Walsh as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Walsh will manage all business administration, accounting and reporting, funding and international financial strategies for the iStory Animation organization. Walsh also will serve a key role in developing the company spin out that is focused on developing the Peg Heads animated series scheduled for release in 2016.
Walsh joins Laser Pegs/iStory Animation after recently serving as VP of Finance for Bedrock Brands, a start-up organization that built a platform for growth and acquisitions in the OTC Pharmacuetical space with brands like St. Joseph’s Aspirin and Digel. Prior to that, he served in various executive financial roles including VP Controller at Lord & Taylor, Sr. VP of Finance at Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, and Controller roles at Coach, Inc., Aris, Isotoner and Playtex Products Inc.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Quentin’s experience and premium brand knowledge join our fast-growing company,” said Rainer Kuhn, CEO of Laser Pegs. “It is rare to find his combination of retail, international manufacturing, and start-up acumen in one person.”
Walsh will assume the role immediately in the headquarters office, located in Sarasota, Florida. He will be responsible for the finance, accounting, audit, investor relations, and banking functions.
“Laser Pegs has established itself as a premier, multi-dimensional, global brand. Its unique mix of quality, innovation and technology will drive further growth. I am excited to join this high-energy company and help build an enterprise that will make a global impact,” says Walsh.
About Laser Pegs
Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Laser Pegs® is the Original Lighted Construction Set®. Encouraging forward-thinking multi-dimensional play, Laser Pegs products combine two things nearly every kid loves: light and building things.
Year after year, Laser Pegs has been recognized as an award-winning toy (50 in all!) because of its “Slide, Stack & Spin” play pattern, by esteemed organizations like Dr. Toy, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parenting magazine, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Its merits in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning have been well documented as well, making it one of the bestselling toys in its network of retailers.
About iStory Animation
iStory will soon launch an animated series called Peg Heads® to truly bring the story of Pegland to life. iStory was founded by Laser Pegs owner Jon Capriola in 2014. iStory partnered with DQ Entertainment to develop the series for global distribution. Four-time Emmy Award winning writer, Jeffrey Scott, was tagged to write the series after his successful stints writing animations for Jim Henson’s “Muppet Babies,” Marvel’s “Spiderman,” “Hulk” and “Captain America,” plus “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” to name just a few.