Board of Directors

  • Brian Goldner

    Brian D. Goldner

    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

    Hasbro, Inc.

    Brian D. Goldner

    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

    Hasbro, Inc.

    Age: 56

     

    Brian D. Goldner has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc. since 2008, and has served as the Chairman of the Board since May 2015. In addition to being Chief Executive Officer, from 2008 to 2016, Mr. Goldner was also the President of Hasbro. Prior to 2008, Mr. Goldner served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hasbro from 2006 to 2008 and as President, U.S. Toys Segment from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Hasbro in 2000, Mr. Goldner held a number of management positions in the family entertainment and advertising industries, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bandai America, Worldwide Director in charge of the Los Angeles Office of J. Walter Thompson and as a Vice President and Account Director of Leo Burnett Advertising.

     

    Qualifications
    • Chief architect in the transformation of Hasbro’s business globally and in successfully formulating, executing and accelerating the Company’s Brand Blueprint strategy, leading the Company’s evolution from a traditional toy and game manufacturer into a global play and entertainment leader, including most recently through his leadership in the acquisition of eOne.
    •  Possesses knowledge, expertise and experience regarding strategic and operational planning and execution in global brand and entertainment industries. He has driven immersive play offerings and used storytelling to build global consumer franchises. His expertise in recognizing the industry’s trends and challenges, expertise in the media and entertainment industries, and experience in marketing, product and brand development have been paramount in developing the framework for creating multi-faceted brand experiences for fans, families, kids and audiences around the world.
    • Pioneered Hasbro’s entry into entertainment and oversees the Company’s omni-channel storytelling, through eOne’s television, film and music business and Hasbro’s film labels, animation studio, in-house creative agency, and a co-production and distribution partnership with Paramount Pictures.
    • Led the Company’s digital-first approach, engaging consumers in content to commerce solutions across multiple platforms.
    • Forged important relationships with some of the most valuable properties in the industry, including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Princess and Disney Frozen with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Dreamworks Trolls, Sesame Street and Beyblade, as well as trending properties that have a massive global fan base, such as Fortnite and Overwatch.

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    Chairman of the Board
    • Edward Philip

      Edward M. Philip

      Retired Chief Operating Officer

      Partners in Health

      Edward M. Philip

      Retired Chief Operating Officer

      Partners in Health

      Age: 54

       

      Edward M. Philip served as the Chief Operating Officer of Partners in Health (a non-profit healthcare organization) from January 2013 to March 2017. In addition, Mr. Philip was a Special Partner at Highland Consumer Fund (consumer-oriented private equity fund), serving in this role from 2013 to 2017. He served as Managing General Partner at Highland Consumer Fund from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Philip served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Matrix Group, Inc. (research and consulting firm) from May 2004 to November 2005, and was Senior Vice President of Terra Networks, S.A. (global Internet company) from October 2000 to January 2004. In 1995, Mr. Philip joined Lycos, Inc. (an Internet service provider and search company) as one of its founding members. During his time with Lycos, Mr. Philip held the positions of President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at different times.

       

      Qualifications
      • More than 25 years of business and management experience, including years of experience as both an operating executive and chief financial officer of multinational corporations.
      • Experience in strategic, business and financial planning in consumer-based and technology-based industries and in overseeing management teams of such companies, as well as in managing teams responding to complex and critical international issues.
      • Possesses expertise regarding internet and technology-based industries, the use of the internet and digital media for building businesses, expertise in strategic planning and execution in complex global organizations.
      • Expertise in consumer trends and in the family entertainment industry.
      • Significant experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and accounting matters for large multinational public companies, as well as in the operation and management of large multinational organizations.

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      Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

      • None

      Independent Director
      Lead Director
    • Kenneth Bronfin

      Kenneth A. Bronfin

      Senior Managing Director

      Hearst Ventures

      Kenneth A. Bronfin

      Senior Managing Director

      Hearst Ventures

      Age: 60

       

       

      Kenneth A. Bronfin is Senior Managing Director of Hearst Ventures (the strategic investment division of diversified media, information and services company Hearst Corporation), serving in this role since 2013. Prior to that, he served as President of Hearst Interactive Media since 2002, and Deputy Group Head of Hearst Interactive Media since 1996.

       

      Qualifications
      • Extensive expertise and experience in operational and executive roles in the media and digital services sectors, as well as experience in strategic planning and corporate finance.
      • Experience in a number of executive positions where he was in charge of interactive media and digital businesses and where he led new business ventures, strategic investments and acquisitions in the digital content and media industries.
      • Experience serving on private and public company boards of directors.
      • Substantial knowledge, expertise and experience, including operations and business planning experience, in the media, digital products and digital services industries, including expertise in international media, advertising, marketing, and analyzing and anticipating consumer trends.

      Other Current Public Company Boards

      • None

      Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

      • None

      Independent Director
    • Michael  Burns

      Michael Burns

      Vice Chairman

      Lions Gate Entertainment

      Michael Burns

      Vice Chairman

      Lions Gate Entertainment

      Age: 61

       

      Michael R. Burns is the Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (a global entertainment company with significant motion picture and television operations), serving in this role since 2000. Lions Gate acquired Starz in December 2016. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Burns was the Managing Director and Head of the Los Angeles Investment Banking Office of Prudential Securities Inc.

       

      Qualifications
      • Extensive knowledge and experience in content development and brand building, including in the use of creative storytelling and immersive entertainment across platforms to build global entertainment franchises.
      • Significant experience in the entertainment industry, including operating and financial expertise in motion picture and television development, production, financing, marketing, distribution and monetization.
      • Expertise in strategic planning for, investing in and building content and entertainment-driven multi-platform businesses.
      • Investment banking, corporate finance, and international business experience.

      Other Current Public Company Boards

      • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

      Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

      • None

      Independent Director
    • Hope Cochran

      Hope Cochran

      Managing Director

      Madrona Venture Group

      Hope Cochran

      Managing Director

      Madrona Venture Group

      Age: 48

       

      Hope F. Cochran is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group (a technology-focused venture capital group). Prior to joining Madrona in January 2017, Ms. Cochran was the Chief Financial Officer of King Digital Entertainment from 2013 to 2016. From 2005 to 2013, Ms. Cochran was the Chief Financial Officer for Clearwire, Inc.

       

      Qualifications
      • Extensive experience spanning more than 20 years as a senior financial executive in the digital gaming and telecom industries.
      • Significant knowledge of development of digital content businesses.
      • International business expertise in managing global teams, and talent in managing, growing and overseeing global businesses.
      • Substantial experience as a chief financial officer and overseeing financial and accounting issues for public companies.

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      Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

      • None

      Independent Director
    • Crispin Davis

      Sir Crispin Davis

      Retired Chief Executive Officer

      Reed Elsevier, PLC

      Sir Crispin Davis

      Retired Chief Executive Officer

      Reed Elsevier, PLC

      Age: 71

      Sir Crispin H. Davis served as the Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier, PLC (a leading provider of scientific, legal and business publishing) from 1999 to 2009. From 1994 to 1999 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Group, PLC (a media and digital marketing communications company).

      Qualifications
      • Experience and success transforming a print-based publishing company into a leading online information provider.
      • Proven leadership in driving the growth of large multinational corporations.
      • Expertise in brand building, organizational development and global marketing, media and digital marketing.
      • International business experience, and significant knowledge of corporate governance and board best practices.

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      Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

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      Independent Director
    • John A. Frascotti

      John A. Frascotti

      President and Chief Operating Officer

      Hasbro, Inc.

      John A. Frascotti

      President and Chief Operating Officer

      Hasbro, Inc.

      Age: 59

       

      John A. Frascotti has served as President and Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Board of Hasbro, Inc. since August 2018. Mr. Frascotti is responsible for leading a global organization focused on creating and delivering the world’s best play and entertainment experiences across Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint, including toys and games, immersive entertainment experiences, digital gaming and consumer products. Prior to his current position, Mr. Frascotti held the positions of President, Hasbro, Inc. from 2017 until August 2018, President, Hasbro Brands from 2014 to 2017, and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2008 to 2014. Before joining Hasbro in 2008, Mr. Frascotti served as a Senior Vice President of Sports Division at Reebok International, Ltd. and in a number of other senior marketing and licensing positions with Reebok. Mr. Frascotti also practiced law in Los Angeles at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp and in Boston at Palmer & Dodge.

       

      Qualifications
      • Extensive knowledge, expertise and leadership in marketing, brand management, licensing, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, global operations, and talent development.
      • Critical role in the re-imagination and re-invention of key Hasbro brands.
      • Experience and strategic insights into brand building, digital marketing, consumer products, and entertainment, which have greatly contributed to the expanded global reach of Hasbro’s brands.
      • Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of top 5 most influential CMO’s among the top 500 companies in Forbes Global 2000 Biggest Public Companies list.
      • Significant experience in media and content delivery gained through his experience as a director with a Canadian public company focused on creating and delivering high quality brands and content for audiences around the world.
      • Community service leader through service on the Board of Directors of the Serious Fun Children’s Network, a non-profit global network of camps for seriously ill children, and the advisory board of Newman’s Own, which provides high-level advice and assistance on strategic matters to both Newman’s Own Foundation and the food company, Newman’s Own, Inc.

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      Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

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      • Lisa Gersh

        Lisa Gersh

        Outside Advisor; Former Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Wang

        Alexander Wang

        Lisa Gersh

        Outside Advisor; Former Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Wang

        Alexander Wang

        Age: 61

         

        Lisa Gersh is an outside advisor to companies investing in the media space. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang (a global fashion brand) from October 2017 to October 2018. Ms. Gersh served as the Chief Executive Officer of Goop, Inc. (lifestyle publication curated by Gwyneth Paltrow) from 2014 to 2016, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (integrated media and merchandising company) from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2011 to 2012, and a director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2011 to 2013.

         

        Qualifications
        • Extensive experience in the media, branded products and entertainment industries, including television, digital entertainment and publishing.
        • Operating and executive positions with multiple leading media and brand-driven companies, including as Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Goop, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and President and co-founder of Oxygen Media.
        • Expertise in business and strategic planning, in media, retail, brand-driven and entertainment industries, including the cable television and digital industries.
        • Skilled and highly knowledgeable in marketing and branding, media trends and in building global brand-driven businesses.

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        Independent Director
      • Alan Hassenfeld

        Alan G. Hassenfeld

        Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

        Hasbro, Inc.

        Alan G. Hassenfeld

        Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

        Hasbro, Inc.

        Age: 71

         

        Alan G. Hassenfeld served as Chairman of the Board of Hasbro, Inc. from 1989 to 2008. Prior to May 2003, Mr. Hassenfeld served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since 1999, and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since 1989. He also served as Vice President of International Operations in 1972 and later served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales and then as Executive Vice President, prior to being named President of the Company in 1984 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 1989. Mr. Hassenfeld is co-chairman of the Governing Body of the International Council of Toy Industries CARE Process, Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation, and Co-Chair of the International Business School at Brandeis University.

         

        Qualifications

        • More than 40 years of experience in the toy, game and family entertainment industry, including his extensive service in senior leadership roles at Hasbro, culminating in his service as the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
        • Throughout his career at Hasbro, Mr. Hassenfeld held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales for the Company’s domestic and international operations, including responsibilities overseeing global markets.
        • Possesses particular knowledge, expertise and experience regarding strategic and operational planning and execution in the toy, game and family entertainment industries.
        • Expertise in industry trends and challenges, global markets, international business operations, and in the competitive and financial positioning of companies such as Hasbro.
        • Expertise in issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

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        Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

        • None

        Independent Director
      • Tracy Leinbach

        Tracy A. Leinbach

        Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

        Ryder System, Inc.

        Tracy A. Leinbach

        Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

        Ryder System, Inc.

        Age: 60

         

        Tracy A. Leinbach served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ryder System, Inc. (a global logistics and transportation and supply chain solutions provider) from 2003 until 2006. Prior thereto, Ms. Leinbach served as Executive Vice President, Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder since 2001. Prior to her career with Ryder, Ms. Leinbach worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in public accounting and was a CPA.

         

        Qualifications
        • Extensive business experience in global operations, strategic and financial planning, auditing and accounting.
        • Significant experience involving global operating and financial management, responsibility and oversight, as well as global supply chain management, with Ryder, spanning a career with Ryder of over 21 years. During her career she led the company’s largest business unit in the U.S., as well as units in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
        • Experience as a controller and chief financial officer at many of Ryder’s subsidiaries and divisions.
        • Possesses knowledge, expertise and experience in strategic planning, management, operations, logistics and risk management for a large multinational company, corporate finance, sales, and expertise in issues regarding financial reporting and accounting issues for large public companies.

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        Independent Director
      • Richard Stoddart

        Richard S. Stoddart

        President and Chief Executive Officer

        InnerWorkings, Inc.

        Richard S. Stoddart

        President and Chief Executive Officer

        InnerWorkings, Inc.

        Age: 57

         

        Richard S. Stoddart is the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, Inc. (global marketing execution firm), serving in that role since 2017. Mr. Stoddart was the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide from February 2016 to 2017, the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett North America from 2013 to 2016 and the President of Leo Burnett North America from 2005 to 2013.

         

        Qualifications
        • Extensive experience in the advertising, marketing and communications industries, including in television, digital, social media, point-of-sale, packaging and in print, and in building global brands and businesses.
        • As the Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, the largest global marketing execution company, Mr. Stoddart is recognized for his strategic and commercial leadership of the company, investor and analyst communications, and financial stewardship as well as his expertise in all facets of marketing execution and marketing supply chain management.
        •  In his prior role as Chief Executive Officer of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Mr. Stoddard was recognized for his leadership in the development and integration of shopper, digital, social and mobile capabilities as part of a company’s overall marketing and brand strategy.
        • Possesses knowledge, expertise and experience regarding branding and brand building, marketing and marketing strategy across media platforms, including in traditional advertising, digital advertising and social media; expertise in media planning, launching branded content and products; expertise in marketing production, logistics and execution; and expertise in media trends and strategic planning for businesses building content-driven brands.

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        • Innerworkings, Inc.

        Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

        • None

        Independent Director
      • Mary Beth West

        Mary Beth West

        Former Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

        The Hershey Company

        Mary Beth West

        Former Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

        The Hershey Company

        Age: 57

         

        Mary Beth West served as Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer of The Hershey Company from May 2017 until January 2020. Ms. West served as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer of J.C. Penney Company from 2015 through March 2017. From 2012 to 2014 she was the Executive Vice President, Chief Category & Marketing Officer for Mondelez International, Inc. Prior thereto, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Kraft Foods, Inc. from 1986 to 2012.

         

        Qualifications
        • Extensive experience and expertise in marketing, brand building, managing global franchises, understanding and applying consumer insights, and in developing compelling retail and sales experiences.
        • Possesses expertise in strategic and operational planning and execution, skill in managing global teams and a proven track record in delivering top tier consumer experiences and in building global brands.
        • Significant experience in developing growth strategies for complex consumer brand organizations, through use of insights, analytics, marketing, innovation, and research and development.
        • Deep experience in growing some of the world’s best known consumer brands through creative consumer engagement.

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        • None

        Former Public Company Boards Held in the Past Five Years

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        Independent Director
      • Linda Zecher

        Linda K. Zecher

        Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

        The Barkley Group

        Linda K. Zecher

        Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

        The Barkley Group

        Age: 66

         

        Linda K. Zecher is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the Barkley Group (consulting firm focused on effective digital transformation), serving in those roles since January 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Zecher served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, from 2011 to 2016. Prior to that, she was Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector of Microsoft Corporation from 2003 to 2011.

         

        Qualfications
        • Extensive experience in leading the transformation of businesses in the fields of digital publishing, digital learning, and online sales and marketing.
        • Expertise and skill in driving technological innovation and in leading content development and distribution across channels and platforms.
        • Possesses expertise and experience in unified analog and digital ontent development and distribution, in strategic planning and execution for businesses focused on global cross-platform content development and delivery.
        • Expertise in digital brand building, online business development and in driving technological innovation.

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        Independent Director