Jay Foreman has spent his entire 25-year career in the children's entertainment and consumer products business, specializing in the theme park, amusement, licensing business and toy industries. Most recently, he was founder and president of Play Along, a manufacturing and distribution company that became an industry leader in the plush and doll categories. Prior to Play Along, Foreman was a founding partner of Play By Play and worked as a licensing agent at Hamilton Projects. Foreman got his start in the mid-1980s with Fable Toys in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Throughout his career, Foreman has worked with every major mass merchant in North America and many around the world, as well as every major licenser and brand owner including Disney, Coca-Cola, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. and Harley-Davidson, among many others.
In addition, Foreman has been a pioneer in the pop music merchandise and retro brands categories with multimillion- dollar product applications for The Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Hannah Montana, as well as Care Bears, Cabbage Patch Kids and Camp Beverly Hills.
He currently sits on the board of directors of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and is a former board member of Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA). He is a board member for the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and sits on the board of advisors for Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, Florida. As The Bridge Direct's president and CEO, Foreman oversees all aspects of business.
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