ED KAPLAN ASSOCIATES
Ed Kaplan is the founding/managing partner of EKA. Ed started with Knickerbocker Toy Co in 1957 as a sales trainee and became Executive Vice President by the time he left in 1978. He went on to start Amtoy in 1980 and in 1985 left to start EKA. His expertise span the entire industry from invention, development, , sourcing and manufacturing, merchandising, sales, marketing, to licensing.
Douglas Kaplan graduated the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. He has been involved in the toy industry for over 30 years. His extensive knowledge of brand building, developing toy/licensed products and marketing has been instrumental in the success of our brands.
Steven Kaplan, Esq.
Partner, General Counsel
Mr. Kaplan is an experienced licensing, branding and business lawyer who graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a J.D. in 1992, where he was a member of the Moot Court Team. He received his B.B.A. Cum Laude in marketing from the School of Government and Business Administration at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1989. For both EKA, and in his law practice, Steven serves as outside general counsel and is intimately involved with the legal, business, strategic and marketing issues for his clients.