All About Us

Brian Bonnett - Founder

Graduating from San Diego State University, Brian began work as a store clerk at Play Co Toys a 45 location toy store chain.  He quickly worked his way up to Supervisor, Buyer, VP, Executive VP and ultimately President of the internet division.  He created their web division and helped the company go public with a $38 million raise.

 

Known in the industry as one of the premier experts in toy sales, Brian became VP of X-Concepts, creators of the huge hit, Tech Deck Fingerboards where he created their international division reaching $20 million in sales in just 3 years.  Managing the largest retailers all over the world including both Wal-Mart US and Wal-Mart International.

 

In 2004, Brian then became VP of Jasman Toys where he ran the US division of the company.  The transformed product and sales strategy the company began to sell to the largest retailers in the US and around the world. In 3 years, the US sales went from $3 million to $20 million.  The worldwide company went from $5 million to $30 million.

 

Most recently, Brian has been the President of Goldie International, the company that sold Super Mario Bros.

products to retailers in North America.  Prior to Brian joining Goldie International, sales were just under $3 million in the US.  In 2 years, with Brian in charge, the company was able to reach $18 million in sales by setting up an entirely new structure consisting of a warehouse, sales representations, sales management, product development, operations, finance and distribution.

 

With his experience Brian has the track record, systems and people to build hugely successful businesses and sell the largest retailers in the US and around the world.

Jade Throgmorton - Creator

After graduating from art school in San Diego, Jade began his career working in the art field at various small companies learning all forms of design including: illustration, sign design, packaging, displays, graphic design and more.

 

Joining X-Concepts as their first employee in 1998, he was integral in creating and maintaining the Tech Deck brand. Becoming the Creative  Director for the entire company, he ran a crew of 8 artists fulfilling all the creative needs for X-Concepts. Package design, advertising, product design, tradeshows, photography, audio/video, new concepts and brand management were just a few of the responsibilities of Jade and his team.

 

Leaving X-Concepts in 2003, Jade started his own freelance company, Black & Blue Conceptual Design, providing clients with his talent and experience. Servicing a broad range of clients in many different industries like: Sunbeam, Oster, Mr. Coffee, Shea Homes, KB Homes, Bandai, Sony, Spin Master, Wow Wee, Qualcomm and many more.

 

Jade and Brian have a rare professional chemistry since working together at X-Concepts. Starting in 2004, they have been working closely together on a variety of projects. Jade has functioned as the full service art department for Jasman Toys and Goldie International providing all of the creative and conceptual needs for both companies.

 

Hard working and dedicated, Jade is looking forward to the next big success.

Deborah Stallings Stumm - Vice President, Marketing & PR

Deborah Stallings Stumm is a marketing, sales and PR trailblazer with over 20 years experience in the lifestyle, consumer products, technology, and parenting markets.

 

Deborah began her career in the advertising industry but couldn’t resist the magnetic pull of the Silicon Valley where she became the Western Region Sales Manager at Crystal Dynamics, a cutting edge video game developer. After Crystal Dynamics was purchased, Deborah joined global technology innovator, HP, where she designed comprehensive sales & marketing programs for Fortune 500 accounts.

 

When presented with the exciting opportunity to join growing toy company, JAKKS Pacific, as Vice President of Sales, she jumped at the chance.  Deborah managed their North American sales force, and grew revenue exponentially helping JAKKS become one of the leading toy companies in the world.

 

Most recently, Deborah founded Party Plan-It, Inc., the parent company of Super Moms 360, Event Connection 360 & Wedding Concierge 360. Her out-of-the-box approach to the event planning, wedding and parenting markets set her apart from the competition. Deborah has been featured over 250+ times on The TODAY Show & ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, KUSI, and KTLA in Southern California and is highly sought after in the media for her expertise. She has served as a spokesperson, influencer and brand ambassador for major lifestyle and consumer brands including Food Network, Sony Pictures, Mattel, American Girl, Dole, Zone Perfect, AT&T, LG and more.

 

Deborah brings to Bonkers Toys a wealth of knowledge in digital media, social strategy, influencer marketing, PR, television, branding, entrepreneurship, business development & sales.

 

 

 

 

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