360 Brand Development -Themed Entertainment Consulting
Stuart is an established media, licensing, and project development executive whose company, 360 Brand Development, specializes in working with properties and brands to grow their presence across themed/location-based entertainment business segments.
His recent clients include Sesame Workshop, A+E Networks, and Mills Entertainment, where he has been instrumental in the successful pursuit, assessment, negotiation, and development of new projects in the live theatrical, theme park, indoor entertainment center, and branded travel segments. Past clients have included media, live entertainment, and digital brands such as Food Network, HGTV, “Grwo,” and the WWE.
Prior to establishing 360 Brand Development, Stuart was Senior Vice President at Viacom overseeing Nickelodeon’s worldwide live theatrical and hotel partnerships business. He and his team had a long successful track record seeking out, developing, and overseeing multi-million dollar themed entertainment partnerships with revenue, marketing, and ad sales deal components. The live theatrical projects developed under his tenure, starting with Nickelodeon’s first ever foray into live entertainment, Double Dare Live, included successful adaptations of hit Nick properties such as Rugrats, Blues Clues, and Dora the Explorer. These live shows not only entertained tens of millions of fans over their runs but also successfully balanced parent company, project partners, creative stakeholders, and brand marketing needs for creative excellence, while still over-delivering on revenue goals. Stuart’s time at Viacom also included a stint overseeing Paramount Pictures’ live theatrical licensing. He began his career at Nickelodeon as an event producer; prior to that he worked in commercial theatrical production.
Stuart currently resides in New York City with his wife, Abby, and their 10-year-old twins, Anna and Jacob.