NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 26, 2015 — Steven Chiang, a seasoned video and social gaming executive, was named to the board of The Topps Company, it was announced today by Michael D. Eisner, founder of The Tornante Company.
â€śSteven has incredible experience in the digital space and is responsible for some of the most successful sports and free to play games in the past two decades and we are thrilled to have him on our Board of Directors. We look forward to tapping into his passion and expertise as we continue to invest in Toppsâ€™ digital division and drive for accelerated growth,â€ť said Andy Redman, Chairman of The Topps Company.
Over the course of more than two decades, Mr. Chiang has held executive positions at some of the most prestigious gaming companies. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of Games at leading social game developer Zynga, where he led free play game development on iOS, Android and Facebook. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President at Electronic Arts overseeing global product development within the EA SPORTS label. Mr. Chiang co-founded Tiburon Entertainment, which was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1998 and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
â€śTopps is one of the most iconic companies in the world and their sports trading cards were a mainstay from my childhood,â€ť Mr. Chiang said. â€śI am excited to see Toppsâ€™ evolution into the digital space and honored to be joining their board and to have the opportunity to work with Toppsâ€™ dynamic leadership team.â€ť
Founded in 1938, Topps is the leading creator and marketer of sports and related cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Topps entertainment products include NFL, MLB, UFC, MLS, WWE and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games. Toppsâ€™ app portfolio, including Topps BUNTÂ®, Topps HUDDLESM and Topps KICKSM, has been a hit with millions of sports fans around the world. Toppsâ€™ confectionery brands include BazookaÂ® bubble gum, Ring PopÂ®, Push PopÂ®, Baby Bottle PopÂ® and Juicy Drop Â® Pop lollipops. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisnerâ€™s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.