Exploding Kittens adds first CCO

Veteran digital marketing and e-commerce exec Jed Paulson has joined the family-friendly tabletop game maker to lead its direct-to-consumer and global retail strategy.
March 17, 2022

LA-based game maker Exploding Kittens has hired former Rad Power Bikes and Aritzia exec Jed Paulson as its first chief commercial officer to elevate the company’s expanding global footprint.

In this newly created role, Paulson will head up the commercial strategies of Exploding Kittens’ direct-to-consumer site and its retail partner relationships. He will also focus on strengthening the company’s digital marketing development to increase game sales worldwide and develop new campaigns.

Paulson, who began his new role on March 7, reports directly to president Carly McGinnis and is based in Seattle.

Before joining Exploding Kittens, Paulson most recently served as chief revenue officer at North American e-bike brand Rad Power Bikes. He also previously held other C-suite roles at companies including Canadian women’s fashion retailer Aritzia and REI, a major American outdoor recreation retailer and lifestyle brand.

Since launching in 2015, Exploding Kittens has sold more than 17 million copies of its 10-plus games; it has launched an Exploding Kittens premium mobile app as well as its first licensed game Exploding Minions with Universal Brand Development and Illumination. In January the gameco also moved into the NFT and 3D printing space with 3D laser printing startup Glowforge by launching NFTs that can be used to print a collectible box for its newest kids card game, Happy Salmon.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.



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