MVP Kids Media

Children's Entertainment Multi-Media Platform Show More

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Education, Film & Video, Media, Retail, Consumer Goods & Products
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Chandler, AZ
Offering Date
November 04, 2022
Expected Close Date
April 18, 2023
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Company Description

MVP Kids is a growing multimedia brand, dedicated to building a purposeful family entertainment platform focused on children’s journey to character. We create characters in our imaginary World of MVP Kids to tell stories through books and television for kids to learn, grow, and laugh. Since 2016, MVP Kids has developed tools for parents and educators, helping to guide children through their personal character development journey.

Key Deal Facts

MVP Kids reached MILLIONS of families nationwide in 2022 thru Chick-fil-a kids meals, with another CFA kids' meal promotion set for 2023. Additionally, we have received a $99K+ opening order from Costco set to hit shelves in 2023.

Offerings created by MVP Kids target multiple verticals within the growing industry for children’s products, which we estimate to be worth approximately $1T. Our immediate addressable market includes the $635B television, streaming, and video sector, the $187B mobile app industry, the $100B toys and games category, the $30B publishing market, $120B in subscription service channels, as well as the $8B educational curriculum segment.*

Our creative team features its own MVP cast of passionate professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise – including mental health advocates, writers, illustrators, developers, educators, homeschool experts, designers, championship athletes, and translators. Our team includes award-winning entertainment industry veterans John Semper, Jr., Jim Castle, and Jim Jinkins whose works have been featured in a host of iconic kids movie and television productions.

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Mel SauderPresident, Founder, & Director
• An accomplished senior executive for more than thirty years in a wide range of industries and organizations ranging in size from start-up to pre-IPO to Fortune 200
• More than thirty-five years of success in organizations focusing on consumer products and new ideas, including leading the launching of disruptive innovations in two different industries (photo and paint)
• Involved in children’s books and media in three previous companies 
• Involved in all MVP Kids creative teams
John SemperMVPKids.TV Group President & Director
• Has been developing, writing and producing children’s television and film for thirty-five years
• Best known for working with Marvel’s Stan Lee as both producer and head writer on Spider-Man: The Animated Series, the hit action-adventure animated series for Fox Television
• Extensive and extremely varied writing and show-running credits include multiple episodes of animated shows such as Scooby-Doo, Smurfs, The Jetsons (Hanna-Barbera Productions); My Little Pony, The Moondreamers, (Marvel Productions); Duck Tales (Disney); Alvin and the Chipmunks (NBC Productions); and many others

Jim CastleMVPKids.TV Group Chief Operating Officer & Director
• A producer, director, writer, designer, and visual effects master, having been involved in various capacities on more than 400 primetime series, TV movies, mini-series, and theatrical films 
• Won numerous awards, including five National Emmy Awards
• Produced shows for PBS, National Geographic, and Discovery channels among others, as well as feature films
• Studied directing with Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther) at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Andrew TitusMVP Kids Chief Operations Officer & Director
• Strengths are building profitable organizations by driving growth through innovative strategies, optimizing sales efficiency, and laser-focusing organizational resources 
• Leadership has spanned Fortune 500 sales forces in the tech sector and growing mass market retail, to regional companies and startups in distribution, and consumer products 
• Experience includes international markets in over 23 countries and includes companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Compuware, and smaller startups like Microblend Technologies
Michele Aguilar CarlinAuthor, Executive, Leadership Developer, & Director
• Executive Vice President of HR Policy Association and its Center On Executive Compensation, representing America’s largest employers on public policy issues
• Former Motorola Solutions Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
• Senior executive roles at Campbell Soup Company, TIAA-CREF, and Sears, Roebuck, and Company
• Earned a BA and MBA from UCLA and was an Academic All American and a member of the Bruins’ 1982 NCAA Championship softball team
• Author of new Limitless MVP Kids Sport book releasing 2021
Jennifer HaslipDirector
• Financial and operational executive with more than twenty-five years as a CPA and more than 10 years as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
• As a CFO Jennifer helped raise more than $150 million in an IPO with a secondary offering
• Strengths in areas such as initial public offerings (IPO), investor relations, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), financial reporting systems, profit and loss (P&L), banking relations, credit restructuring, process improvement, Sarbanes/Oxley (SOX) compliance, insurance and risk management, strategy development and integration, acquisitions and team building
Al SchmeiserDirector
• Received Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Creighton University
• Founding partner of Schmeiser, Olsen and Watts a law firm specializing in intellectual Property both in the US and Internationally
• Worked with MVP Kids from its inception branding and protecting their intellectual property
• Former President of the Eastern New York Patent Law Association
Stephanie StrouseCreative Director & Illustrator
• Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications Design from Virginia Tech
• Helped build MVP Kids from the ground up, creating the characters from scratch, brainstorming subjects, designing the brand, and creating the look and feel of illustrations 
• Directs visuals for books, curriculum, and online presence from start to finish
• Illustrator for Celebrate! board books, Celebrate! paperbacks, Help Me Understand, and DNA Chronicles series, as well as the designer for all of Real MVP Kids’ books
Megan JohnsonWriting Director & Author
• Author of Celebrate! board books and paperbacks, Playful Apprentice, and Help Me Understand 
• BA in Educational Ministry with emphasis in counseling and applied linguistics
• Experience includes Language Surveyor, International Partnerships Manager for Distance Learning, Expat Orientation Director and Curriculum Developer, Children’s Ministry Director
• Extensive intercultural studies and experience
Celestte DillsCurriculum Director, Developer, & Writer
• With thirty years of working in early childhood education, she has extensive and successful experience as teacher, administrator, curriculum developer, and education consultant
• Conducts research into teaching children foundational social-emotional and 21st Century skills
• Creates meaningful activities and providing educators with easy-to-use tools for teaching pro-social behavior to develop social and emotional learning curricula for use in schools and homes 
• Author of our social skills series, I Can Be An MVP, and developer of Sophia Day’s Instill SEL
Betsy CutlerSport Team Director & Author• Published collegiate athlete mental health (MH) research on their perceptions of MH support structures; currently conducting Elite and Professional Athlete MH research on knowledge and support structure perceptions
• Focuses on athlete mental health education, with a Master’s of Education in Sport Leadership
• Provides educational seminars for athletes, coaches and parents, while consulting with athletic organizations on MH programming and athlete mental health policies and procedures 
• Author of new Limitless MVP Kids Sport book releasing 2023
Patty Lopez GregersenPuppetry Director
• Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Arizona with emphasis in social studies, history, and humanities
• Experience in public high school, private preschool, and classical private school environments along with homeschooling her own four children
• Experience as a high school guidance counselor, developing and nurturing student leadership, performing arts, business start-up, American Sign Language, and more
Vanessa MooreDirector of Public Relations & Social Media & Author
• Pursuing Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary focused on gender and race equity in higher education, leadership development, and minority representation in organizational leadership.
• Earned her Master’s of Sports Leadership and MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University
• More than a decade of collegiate athletics experience including athletic fundraising at Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William & Mary, coach, and administrator for VCU Women’s Basketball, as well as a player and two-year captain on Georgetown’s Women’s Basketball Team. Vanessa also participated on the 2011 Sweet-Sixteen team in the NCAA Tournament,
Amount Raised : $9,904
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