Funko welcomes former Nike and McDonalds executives to board of directors

Licensed pop culture collectables specialist, Funko has welcomed two newcomers to its board of directors.

Industry veteran, Charles Denson has joined the board, bringing with him three decades of consumer brand experience, having held tenure with the likes of Nike.

Denson will be joined by Adam Kriger, who boasts 25 years of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries. Having served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for McDonald’s, Kriger is well versed in driving the strategy of leading consumer brands.

“We are privileged to welcome Charlie and Adam to our board,” said Brian Mariotti, president and CEO of Funko.

“Both bring deep expertise and a proven track record of driving the growth of some of the world’s largest and most respected consumer brands.

“Charlie’s significant experience and knowledge in building a global brand, having been instrumental in driving the growth and success of the Nike brand around the world, coupled with Adam’s deep expertise in driving strategy to extend and accelerate the growth of brands including McDonalds, Starwood Hotels and Disney will be invaluable as we implement new initiatives to drive future growth.

“I look forward to benefiting from their significant experience and insight, along with the rest of the board, as we execute our long-term growth strategy.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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