Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Wes Ikeda has been the CEO of EBWF since 2004. He became chairman and owner of the company in 2007. Though he isn't a multi-generational superstar, Ikeda has been a promoter for a decade, is a seventeen year veteran of the business, and has been a fan for life.
Today, EBWF produces new television programming 52 weeks a year with their flagship program "Warfare" which is seen in more than 50 countries and heard in 15 different languages. As the television audience has grown exponentially, so has the live event audience. EBWF performs, on average, 322 live events every year.
Under Wes Ikeda's leadership, EBWF has developed into one of the most popular forms of entertainment. The company markets and distributes this original content on a global basis via broadcast syndication and cable television, publications, mobile phones, and the internet. Ancillary businesses include licensing, merchandising, home video, e-commerce, catalog sales and films. EBWF headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
In recoginition of EBWF's tireless work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wes Ikeda was named to their National Advisory Board in 2011. He has also been recognized as one of the most powerful men in cable telvision four years running by CableFax, a leader in Cable Television Broadcasting Analysis. Wes resides in St. Louis and is a father of four. In his spare time he enjoys all kinds of music and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball.