Laura Phillips Joins MGA Entertainment

Phillips becomes senior vice president, general manager, Walmart.
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April 4, 2023

Laura Phillips.
Laura Phillips.MGA Entertainment

MGA Entertainment (MGA)

has announced


veteran, Laura Phillips, has been appointed senior vice president, general manager, Walmart at MGA Entertainment. In this role, she will lead and support the Walmart and Sam’s Club omnichannel businesses across sales, licensed products and supply chain operations for all MGA brands, as well as help MGA advance its strategic initiatives across the business.

“We are lucky to have Laura as part of the MGA Family,” says Isaac Larian, founder, chief executive officer, MGA Entertainment. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about Walmart and its customers to help MGA continue its rapid growth in the marketplace. She will continue to strengthen the great relationship MGA has with Walmart and bring increased value to consumers of both companies.” 

Phillips has more than 27 years’ experience at Walmart, most recently as senior vice president, global sourcing – customer and business development. Prior, she was senior vice president, corporate

sustainability and senior vice president, general merchandise manager and omni transformation, and held roles as senior buyer and buyer.  

“I am thrilled to be back in the toy industry where I began my career – I feel like I am coming home,” says Phillips. “To work with Isaac Larian, Nick Contreras and the amazing Team MGA on some of the fastest-growing and most-innovative brands and products around, brings things full circle for me.”  

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