Brian Goldner is responsible for conceptualizing and executing Hasbro's branded-play strategy through the global re-imagination, re-invention and re-ignition of Hasbro's world-class brand portfolio and the development of long-term relationships with strategic partners.
Since joining Hasbro in 2000 and taking on the role of CEO in 2008, Mr. Goldner has been instrumental in transforming Hasbro from a traditional toy & game company to a branded-play company. In recognition of this dynamic transformation, Mr. Goldner was named the 2008 CEO of the Year by Marketwatch.
Today, Hasbro provides children and families around the world a wide-range of immersive offerings - toys and games, entertainment, digital games and lifestyle products - based on Hasbro's beloved brands.
In support of this branded play strategy, Mr. Goldner spearheaded the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with Discovery Communications to create The Hub, a new television network for kids and their families that launched on 10-10-10. He has actively led Hasbro's entry in movies, orchestrating major deals with Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Sony and Universal Studios to create motion pictures based on some of the Company's best-known brands. He serves as an Executive Producer on many of these films, including the box office powerhouse TRANSFORMERS franchise.
Mr. Goldner also has been instrumental in formulating the Company's digital strategy, highlighted by a long-term strategic alliance with Electronic Arts, Inc., and the development of the company's burgeoning lifestyle licensing business.
Since joining the Company in 2000, Mr. Goldner has held a series of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer, he served as Hasbro's Chief Operating Officer, and was a key force in transitioning Hasbro into one of the industry's most successful and profitable companies.
In addition to being a member of Hasbro's Board of Directors and The Hub's Board of Directors, Mr. Goldner sits on the board of the Molson Coors Brewing Company. He also serves on the board of The Miriam Hospital and The Rhode Island Hospital, both in Providence, RI. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and sits on the Board of Trustees at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI.
Prior to joining Hasbro, Mr. Goldner held a number of management positions including, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bandai America, Worldwide Director in Charge of the LA office of J. Walter Thompson, and Vice President and Account Director in the Chicago office of Leo Burnett Advertising.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Executive Education Program at the Amos Tuck School.
As a 30-year veteran of Hasbro, David Hargreaves has been instrumental in growing Hasbro from a smaller toy and game manufacturer to a global branded play company, and a top provider of a vast array of immersive offerings in entertainment, digital games and lifestyle products – all based on Hasbro’s beloved brands.
As Hasbro seeks to strengthen its capabilities beyond toys and games, delving deeper into digital gaming, immersive entertainment experiences and lifestyle licensing, Mr. Hargreaves was appointed Hasbro’s Executive Vice President Chief Strategy Officer in February 2013. In this newly created position, Mr. Hargreaves will leverage his proven financial acumen and widespread business relationships to drive profitable growth against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global business environment.
Mr. Hargreaves joined Hasbro in 1982 when the company reported $138 million in revenues and has held several positions within finance and operations, being appointed CFO in 2001 and COO in 2008. As CFO from 2001 to 2008, Hasbro substantially improved its profitability, strengthened its balance sheet, and undertook several strategic initiatives to expand the reach of the Company’s brands into digital gaming, movies and television. Mr. Hargreaves helped orchestrate the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with Discovery Communications to create The Hub, a new television network for kids and their families that launched on 10-10-10. Mr. Hargreaves serves on the Board of Directors of The Hub.
Prior to joining Hasbro, Mr. Hargreaves worked in the automotive industry with Ford of Europe where he held a number of positions in finance and strategic planning, and in finance with DeLorean Motor Cars Limited.
Mr. Hargreaves sits on the executive committee of the Board of Directors for the Toy Industry Association. He is involved with a number of non-profit organizations and has been a board member of the Kent County YMCA and Capital City Community Centers.
Mr. Hargreaves obtained his BA in Business from the University of East London, and undertook post-graduate business studies at the University of Warwick Business School.
A 25-year veteran of Hasbro, Wiebe Tinga is responsible for the leadership, planning, direction and control of all commercial activities for Hasbro’s global operating markets. He reports directly to Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to this position, Mr. Tinga held the role of President, North America Sales and Marketing. Under his leadership, he improved trade relationships, drove innovative marketing and improved the profitability of the U.S. and Canada segment. Prior to that, Mr. Tinga served as President, Asia Pacific/Latin America/Mexico Sales & Marketing. During this time, Hasbro’s market share, profitability and sales volume on its product lines within Hasbro Latin America and Asia Pacific, steadily improved, and secured important gains in key strategic markets, including Brazil and China.
Mr. Tinga’s career with Hasbro began in 1987, when he joined the marketing department at Hasbro Netherlands. During the next few years, Mr. Tinga assumed several positions of increasing responsibility in the Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) region, ultimately culminating in his appointment as General Manager of Hasbro Benelux in 1993. In 1995, he was promoted again to General Manager of Hasbro’s Northern and Central European Region.
Mr. Tinga is an advisory board member of Northeastern University’s Center for Emerging Markets. Throughout his tenure at Hasbro, he has been active in a variety of toy industry associations and non-profit organizations across the globe.
Mr. Tinga received his BS in Marketing and Advertising from the Higher Business School for Economic Studies in Utrecht, Netherlands.