After a lot of consideration, I have decided to step down as CEO of Toca Boca. I told the team this morning. It has been seven years since I co-founded the company together with Emil Ovemar. And to be perfectly honest, I need a bit of a break to recharge and figure out what I should be doing next. My own family has also recently expanded so I look forward to spending more time with them.
I feel very grateful for the opportunity that this has been. It is — by far — the most successful venture I have ever been part of creating. Together we have created a kids brand that stands for inclusion, play, and the quality that kids deserve. We’ve reached kids all over the world with over 150 million downloads. We have extended the brand to incorporate consumer products with an apparel and accessories line at Target. We’ve won basically every industry award imaginable. The list of accomplishments is too long to list.
What’s next for me? I’m going to take a few months off to think about what my next step will be. I’m going to try to keep an open mind and see what catches my attention. If you have any suggestions, then feel free to reach out and let me know.