IDW Names New Leader With Company Ties

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This past summer, IDW started changing up its leadership team. The CEO and founder was replaced. The head of the entertainment arm left. Now comes news of more changes: President and Publisher Greg Goldstein is stepping down so that former Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall can return to IDW Publishing as President, Publisher, and Chief Creative Officer.

Ryall “will be charged with ongoing creative expansion efforts within the company, as well as continuing to work closely with partners and licensors.” The chairman of the parent company, IDW Media Holdings, Howard Jonas, has some high expectations:

“We are thrilled to have him rejoin our senior team to accelerate IDW Publishing’s growth and success. His creative talents and relationships within the industry are unmatched so we are confident that he will thrive in this new, expanded role. We are extremely grateful for the dedication and hard work that Greg put into the company, and I am confident that he will enjoy great success with his future endeavors.”

Ryall started with IDW in 2004 as Editor-in-Chief, adding the title Chief Creative Officer in 2010. He left IDW in spring 2018 for Skybound Entertainment. There was no information provided on what Goldstein will do next… other than possibly defend himself against allegations of sexual harassment.

Ryall was at IDW for a long while and a successful run. Hopefully this will turn the financial ship around for the company.


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