About The Team

Tastemakers is a global product development, manufacturing, sales/marketing and distribution company specializing in the youth and lifestyle consumer product businesses. Combining creativity and dynamic understanding of the marketplace, Tastemakers develops unique on-trend products. Quick to market development times, in depth strategic distribution and strong retail partnerships are key benefits Tastemakers brings to partner relationships.

SCOTT BACHRACH

President

Scott Bachrach founded the Fun-4-All Corporation in 1995, where he was Owner and CEO. From 1995 to 1998, he grew Fun-4-All from one product to 300, generating nearly $40 million in annual revenue.

Fun-4-All launched licensed toy products for several motion pictures and other brands, including South Park, KISS, The Osbournes,[2] Kellogg’s, Pets.com and Fisher Price. It also won notable industry awards such as the Licensing Industry “Licensee of the Year” award, and Spencer Gifts “Vendor of the Year”, and “Licensed Product of the Year.”

Bachrach founded Think Tank Toys in 2006, a New York-based company that manufactured and marketed toys, and other novelties. In 2008, Think Tank Toys was acquired by Wow Wee USA,[3] a designer of high-tech entertainment products. The new division was named Think Wow Toys, and launched products for brands such as Mrs. Fields, Jamba Juice,[4] Hershey, Chuck E Cheese, and The Disney Company.

In 2015, Tastemakers, a company founded solely by Bachrach, created and launched Kawaii Cubes, licensed stackable collectable plush toys. Kawaii Cubes licenses include Warner Bros DC Comics and Looney Tunes, as well as Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad. Tastemakers also manufactures and markets novelty products for the upcoming July 2016 release “Secret Life of Pets”.

John Guest

E.V.P Strategic Initiatives

John Guest has spent the majority of his career in specialty or department store retailing always involved in trend businesses. He brings the retail expertise to Tastemakers. The company has a history of being quick to market with hot licenses and products. As S.V. P of Strategic Initiatives, John helps identify and create the gameplan to exploit the newest opportunities with the biggest upside to their full potential.

Prior to Tastemakers, John was V.P of Merchandise for Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading national specialty retailer of entertainment product. John was instrumental is planning and executing the transition of merchandise assortments comprised primarily of CD's, DVD's and Video Games to complimentary trend merchandise and electronics.

John was also SVP for Can You Imagine, the country's leading manufacturer of novelty lighting and unique items. While there he expanded their reach from the specialty store market to the country's leading mass merchants and added home shopping to his experience. Can You Imagine became one of the few non national brands to have their own dedicated hour.

John also served as SVP and GMM of Spencer Gifts, a national mall based chain of 650 stores with merchandise assortments known for entertainment, excitement and fun. In his role, he was responsible for merchandising, marketing, space management, distribution, web,product development and international sourcing offices. John realized the potential of licensed merchandise and was at the forefront of merchandising by concept that remains popular today. He also lead the international expansion to Canada and the U.K and was was vital to the acquisition of Spirit Halloween stores which became one of the largest PopUp store concepts in the country.

TASTEMAKERS Scott Bachrach, Dan Lesnick