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November 30, 2023
PlayMonster Group, an international toy and game company, has announced Brian Fitzharris has joined the company as the new chief commercial officer (CCO).
With a background in the toy industry, Fitzharris brings a wealth of experience that will help to strengthen PlayMonster’s global market position and enhance both client and vendor relationships. In this new role, he will be responsible for driving the growth and success of North American, U.K. and international sales. Fitzharris will also lead the marketing organization, e-commerce operations, go-to-market strategies and drive global sales growth while optimizing revenue and profitability.
“In this dynamic era of play and innovation, the PlayMonster portfolio stands as a cornerstone in the arts and crafts, toys and games categories,” says Fitzharris. “I am excited to join such a strong team of knowledgeable, talented and dedicated people. Between the strong items and brands we have in the portfolio and the best-in-class partnerships that the team has established, PlayMonster has the ingredients required to elevate the business to new heights of creativity and market prominence.”
Fitzharris joins PlayMonster after a 17-year tenure at Mattel, where he held several senior leadership roles, including global marketing positions on iconic brands, like Hot Wheels and Barbie; international marketing roles in Europe and Asia Pacific and, most recently, as the head of sales for Walmart/Sam’s Club. His extensive experience across functions and geographies will be instrumental to the construction and execution of PlayMonster’s strategic roadmap.
“At PlayMonster, where our relentless commitment to growth and innovation propels us forward, we’re thrilled to have Brian join our team,” says Steve Adolph, chief executive officer, PlayMonster. “His proven track record in discerning a brand’s trajectory and navigating that path to success, aligns seamlessly with our vision. I am particularly eager for the injection of his fresh perspective, not just for 2024 but beyond.”
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