Topps Confectionery Brands
New York, N.Y.
Tony Jacobs is the President of Bazooka Candy Brands (BCB), a division of The Topps Company, where he has been since March 2013.
In his role, Jacobs leads a worldwide team of more than 200 members in all aspects of marketing, product development, sales, finance and operations for well-known brands such as Bazooka, Ring Pop, Juicy Drop, Baby Bottle Pop, and Push Pop. Under his leadership, BCB has risen to become the No. 8 non-chocolate candy company in the U.S., and the leader in novelty candy products. He has also overseen rapid growth in international markets, including Europe, the Middle East, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil.
Jacobs also has served on the Board of the National Confectioners Association since 2014, and he is Chairman of CandyPAC, the NCA’s Political Action Committee.
Prior to joining Topps, Jacobs was with the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, where he held a number of roles culminating in Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that he worked in brand management roles at Unilever in the Home and Personal Care Division, and at Nabisco in the Life Savers Candy Division. He started his career in Washington D.C., working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Jacobs also serves on the Board of Good Culture.
Jacobs grew up in New Jersey, and has a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He currently resides in Hoboken, N.J.