Ted Adams is the CEO of IDW Media Holdings, which includes IDW’s publishing, games, and entertainment divisions – all founded by Adams — as well as CTM Media, a digital print and advertising firm. As the CEO of IDWM, Adams develops and oversees the execution of IDWM’s strategic growth plans, including development of its key media properties, publishing titles, and licensing initiatives.
Since founding IDW Publishing in 1999, Adams has negotiated dozens of comic book licenses, including CSI, 24, Transformers, GI Joe, Star Trek, and My Little Pony. IDW has been awarded “Publisher of the Year” five times by Diamond Comic Distributors and dozens of Eisner and Harvey Awards. IDW titles are also regularly featured on the New York Times Best Seller List.
IDW Entertainment launched in 2013 and has two shows on air in the US – Wynonna Earp on Syfy and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on BBCA. Adams is an Executive Producer on both of those shows. Wynonna Earp was named one of the Top 20 new shows of 2016 by Variety magazine and was nominated for a GLAAD award.