January 4, 2022
Funko has announced Charles Denson, a current member of the Board, has been appointed Chairman of the Board effective immediately.
Denson replaces Ken Brotman of ACON Investments, who will continue to serve as a board member.
“I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time for Funko,” says Denson. “The company is at the center of fan culture and innovation in consumer products and the opportunities ahead for Funko are massive.”
Also effective immediately, Andrew Perlmutter, named chief executive officer on Jan. 3, and succeeds Brian Mariotti, chief creative officer, will join the Board, replacing Gino Dellomo of ACON Investments.
“I’m thrilled for Charlie to step into the Chairman role,” says Perlmutter. “His expertise in digital commerce and building leading global brands make him ideally suited to help accelerate Funko’s next phase of global growth.”
“Charlie has been an integral member of the board and brings decades of experience in retail and product innovation,” says Mariotti. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside him on our Board of Directors as he steps into the role of Chairman.”
Denson, president and chief executive officer, Anini Vista Advisors, has served on the Funko board since its formation in 2017. After receiving his marketing degree from Utah State, Denson spent 35 years at NIKE. He held multiple positions, including vice president of United States and European sales, and served as president of NIKE Brand for 13 years.
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