Operating Partner, Business Optimization
Joe Ahearn serves as an Operating Partner for TRAUB focused on business optimization. Joe has extensive experience in the toy industry, including roles as Chief Operating Officer of Coleco Industries (Cabbage Patch Kids, Trivial Pursuit, Sylvanian Families, etc.), Chief Executive Officer of Toy Biz, Inc. (Marvel Action Figures, DC Comic Action figures, Promotional dolls) and Chief Executive Officer of YES! Entertainment (Teddy Ruxpin). Previously, Joe has also held CEO and COO positions at companies conducting business in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Mid-East and Asia. Most recently Joe was a Senior Executive Vice President and Operating Partner at MacAndrews & Forbes, Mr. Ronald Perelman’s holding company, where he had operating responsibility for various holdings.
Joe claims he’s Irish, but his long history in the toy industry leads us to believe he is secretly from the North Pole.