Executive Management

  • 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.

    Brian D. Goldner has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc. since 2008, and additionally 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.

     

    The Board has nominated Mr. Goldner for election as a director because of the fundamental role he has played and continues to play in the transformation of Hasbro’s business globally and in successfully formulating and executing the Company’s strategy, including its expansion into new geographies and new categories. Mr. Goldner is the chief architect of the Company’s Brand Blueprint and has led the Company’s transformation from a traditional toy and game manufacturer into a global play and entertainment leader. Under Mr. Goldner’s leadership, Hasbro brands are more pervasive, more global, and more inclusive than ever before. Today, Hasbro brands are activated globally across toy and game, digital gaming, consumer products, esports, omnichannel content, publishing, music, and many more categories. Mr. Goldner has also evolved the Company’s retail strategy, and Hasbro is leading the industry in omni-channel retail activation and eCommerce growth. Mr. Goldner pioneered Hasbro’s entry into entertainment and oversees the Company’s omni-channel storytelling. Through its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Entertainment, its animation studio, Boulder Media, its in-house creative agency, Cake Mix Studios, and a co-production and distribution partnership with Paramount Pictures, Hasbro delivers stories across all content platforms. Mr. Goldner has also led the Company’s digital-first approach, engaging consumers in content to commerce solutions across multiple platforms. Hasbro successfully manages licenses 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. Under Mr. Goldner’s leadership, the company has also forged important relationships with trending properties that have a massive global fan base, such as Fortnite and Overwatch. Hasbro’s targeted fan strategy, centered on direct-to-consumer content and commerce solutions, has deepened engagement among global audiences and delivered incremental growth across some of Hasbro’s most beloved brands. Mr. Goldner led the Company’s recent acquisition of Saban Brands and is driving the Brand Blueprint activation of Power Rangers to maximize the opportunity surrounding that brand.

     

    Mr. Goldner 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.

     

    Mr. Goldner also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of the Company’s subsidiaries at the request and convenience of the Company.

     

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    • John Frascotti

      John A. Frascotti

      President and Chief Operating Officer

      John A. Frascotti

      President and Chief Operating Officer

      As President and Chief Operating Officer of Hasbro, Inc., John Frascotti leads 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.

       

      Mr. Frascotti joined Hasbro in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer, became President of Hasbro Brands in 2014, and became President of Hasbro in 2017. In 2018, he was also named Chief Operating Officer, and was added to Hasbro’s Board of Directors.

       

      Mr. Frascotti is a member of the Board of Directors of Discovery Family Channel, a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications.

       

      During his tenure, he has played a critical role in the re-imagination and re-invention of Hasbro's world-class portfolio of brands, including TRANSFORMERS, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, BABY ALIVE, MONOPOLY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and PLAY-DOH, in addition to Hasbro’s Gaming Business, and its portfolio of Partner and Emerging Brands. His experience in brand building, digital marketing, consumer products, and entertainment has contributed to the expanded reach of these brands globally.

       

      In addition to serving on Hasbro’s Board of Directors, Mr. Frascotti is a member of the Board of Directors of Discovery Family Channel, a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. He also is the chairman of Hasbro’s IP Security Committee and a member of Hasbro’s Global Information Systems Steering Committee.

       

      Mr. Frascotti is a member of the Board of Directors of Corus Entertainment in Toronto, Canada, and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of top 5 most influential CMO's amongst the top 500 companies in Forbes Global 2000 Biggest Public Companies list. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Serious Fun Children’s Network, a global network of camps for seriously ill children, and the Advisory Board for 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.

       

      Before joining Hasbro, Mr. Frascotti served in several senior executive positions at Reebok International Ltd., including Senior Vice President of the Sport Division where he managed the company's largest global business segment, and also served as President and COO of myteam.com. Mr. Frascotti began his career in entertainment law working at leading law firms including Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles and Palmer & Dodge in Boston.

       

      Mr. Frascotti received his BA in Economics from Yale, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, and his law degree, Cum Laude, from Harvard.

      • Deb Thomas

        Deborah M. Thomas

        Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

        Deborah M. Thomas

        Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

        Deborah Thomas leads Hasbro’s global corporate financial operations, including accounting and control, business planning and analysis, internal audit, treasury, tax, investor relations and other key financial disciplines. In addition to corporate finance, she oversees the Company’s global information technology organization.

         

        Prior to her appointment in 2009 as Hasbro’s CFO, Ms. Thomas served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Finance for Hasbro. Ms. Thomas also served as the Company’s Corporate Controller and has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Hasbro’s Finance Department in 1998.

         

        Ms. Thomas has participated in the due diligence and acquisition teams for almost every major acquisition Hasbro has made. In addition to her role in corporate finance, Ms. Thomas is an active member of Hasbro’s Global Information Systems Steering Committee.

         

        Prior to joining Hasbro, Ms. Thomas held Assurance positions at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP from 1986 through 1998, in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

         

        Ms. Thomas serves on the Boards of Directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a leading theme park and entertainment company, and several local, not-for-profit groups in Rhode Island including: the Providence Ballet Theatre, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) and Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC). She also sits on the President’s Advisory Council of Providence College. Ms. Thomas was previously a board member of Dorcas Place, an adult literacy center based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a member of the AICPA, the Rhode Island Society of CPA’s, and has on occasion advised to the Members in Industry sub-committee of the AICPA.

         

        In 2010, Ms. Thomas was named the 2010 Citizen of the Year by the March of Dimes Rhode Island’s Board of Directors, in recognition for her work to advance the March of Dimes’ mission of improving infant health.

         

        Ms. Thomas has a BS from Providence College, and is a CPA.

        • Tom Courtney

          Tom Courtney

          Executive Vice President, Global Operations

          Tom Courtney

          Executive Vice President, Global Operations

          Tom Courtney is a 25-year veteran of Hasbro and serves as Executive Vice President, Global Operations.

          In this position, Mr. Courtney is responsible for overseeing vendor relationships, product sourcing, product safety and quality, logistics and warehousing, supply chain planning, corporate real estate, global security and the development, design, operation, and improvement of the systems that make and deliver Hasbro's products.

           

          Since joining Hasbro in 1992 as Assistant Controller - Games, Mr. Courtney has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including VP Finance Games, SVP Finance North America, SVP Global Business Planning and Analysis and SVP & GM Global Operations.

           

          In his prior role as SVP & GM Global Operations, Mr. Courtney led the successful turn around and sale of Hasbro's games manufacturing operations in Massachusetts and Ireland.

           

          He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1982, and in 1985, joined Brennan College Services as Corporate Controller. Mr. Courtney is a member of the Hasbro IT steering committee.

           

          Mr. Courtney was the former greater Springfield chapter president and board member of the Financial Executive Institute and served on the boards of the Springfield Technical Community College Foundation and the YMCA of Greater Springfield. Mr. Courtney is currently a board member of the Providence Foundation.

           

          Mr. Courtney has a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

          • Stephen Davis

            Stephen Davis

            Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer

            Stephen Davis

            Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer

            Stephen J. Davis is Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Hasbro, Inc. He is responsible for aligning Hasbro’s storytelling with the transformative work of its teams to bring play to life around the world, including producing content and developing consumer products strategies that activate Hasbro's brands across multiple platforms.

             

            Mr. Davis oversees Allspark Pictures, the live-action division; Allspark Animation, which develops animated content; Allspark Distribution for content distribution; Boulder Media, Hasbro’s wholly-owned, Dublin-based animation studio; and Cake Mix Studios, the in-house commercial production arm. He is also involved in managing Hasbro’s interest in the Discovery Family Network. In 2016, Hasbro was ranked No. 3 on Fast Company’s list of “Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood.” In January 2017, Mr. Davis was ranked among Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.”

             

            Under Mr. Davis’ guidance, Hasbro's TV and film capabilities have expanded dramatically. Content featuring Hasbro brands can be seen in over 190 territories around the world and have been nominated for numerous awards, including nine Daytime Emmys. Under its Allspark Pictures film label, Hasbro has produced BUMBLEBEE (PARAMOUNT, premieres December 2018), TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (PARAMOUNT); OUIJA 1 & 2 (UNIVERSAL); and JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (UNIVERSAL) among others, in partnership with the major Hollywood studios. In 2017, Hasbro premiered its first animated feature film, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (LIONSGATE).

             

            Prior to joining Hasbro, he was CEO of Family Entertainment Group LLC, which, under his direction, was engaged in the development, production, revitalization and distribution of family-oriented entertainment content. He joined the company from his post as President of Mobile and Online Media at the NASDAQ-listed digital media company, InfoSpace.

             

            Before that, Mr. Davis served as President of Granada America, a unit of one of Europe's leading producers and broadcasters of quality television programming. During his tenure at Granada America, the company developed and produced award-winning and highly-rated reality, drama, kids and factual programming, and became at the time, the largest foreign-owned supplier of programming to the U.S. networks.

             

            Mr. Davis took on his role at Granada America after serving as CEO and President of his two previous companies; Hamdon Entertainment and Carlton America respectively. Mr. Davis is a member of the Board of Directors of Discovery Family Network; the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS); the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; and Stuart House, an affiliate of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Board of Governors of the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Davis is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

            • Tarrant Sibley

              Tarrant Sibley

              Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Hasbro, Inc.

              Tarrant Sibley

              Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Hasbro, Inc.

              As the Chief Legal Officer for Hasbro, Inc., Tarrant Sibley oversees the company’s global legal operations, including compliance, employment law, governance, government affairs, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property, licensing, litigation, M&A, securities and other key disciplines.

               

              As the Chief Legal Officer for Hasbro, Inc., Tarrant Sibley oversees the company’s global legal operations, including compliance, employment law, governance, government affairs, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property, licensing, litigation, M&A, securities and other key disciplines.

               

              Since joining the Company in 2001, Mr. Sibley has held a series of positions of increasing responsibility, including Managing Attorney and Vice President of Securities & Commercial Law, and Deputy General Counsel. He was appointed Chief Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2018.

               

              Prior to joining Hasbro, Mr. Sibley was in private practice as an associate with Palmer & Dodge LLP and Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Sibley received his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

              • Dolph Johnson

                Dolph Johnson

                Executive Vice President, Chief Global Human Resources Officer

                Dolph Johnson

                Executive Vice President, Chief Global Human Resources Officer

                Dolph Johnson is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hasbro, Inc.



                Mr. Johnson's career at Hasbro spans 20 years, during which time he has held responsibility for a variety of different aspects encompassing global human resources, organizational and leadership development, succession planning, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, employee engagement and communications and HR information systems.



                Prior to Hasbro, his career included service with Frito Lay, based in Dallas, Texas, and Ecolab based in Minneapolis, Minn.



                Dolph serves on the Board of Visitors Executive Committee for the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and serves on the Board of Advisors for Year Up, an intensive training program that provides young adults with a unique combination of technical and professional skills empowering them to succeed in livable-wage careers. He is also on the Board of Directors for The Pawtucket Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island, and sits on the Board of Trustees at Rhode Island Hospital Foundation. He is the president of Bruno United FC, a non-profit youth soccer club. He has also served as Chairperson of the Hasbro Children's Hospital Gala Committee from 2010 to 2014.



                Dolph holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He holds a BA in Psychology and a MA in Psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

                • Wiebe Tinga

                  Wiebe Tinga

                  Chief Commercial Officer

                  Wiebe Tinga

                  Chief Commercial Officer

                  As Hasbro’s Chief Commercial Officer, Wiebe Tinga, a 31-year veteran of the Company, provides vision, leadership, planning, direction and control of all commercial activities of Hasbro, Inc. In this role, he supports the Company in accomplishing its operational and fiscal objectives.

                   

                  Mr. Tinga’s career with Hasbro began in 1987, when he joined Hasbro Netherlands as a Marketer. During the next few years, Mr. Tinga assumed several positions of increasing responsibility in the Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) region, culminating in his appointment as General Manager of Hasbro Benelux in 1993. In 1995, he was promoted to General Manager of Hasbro’s Northern and Central European Region.

                   

                  In 2004, he assumed responsibility for Hasbro Canada, and in 2006, he relocated to the United States and was appointed President, Asia Pacific and Latin America, Sales & Marketing. Under Mr. Tinga’s leadership, Hasbro’s market share, profitability and sales volume of its product lines within Latin America and Asia Pacific steadily improved, including important gains in key strategic markets such as Brazil and China. In 2012, Mr. Tinga was named President of North America Sales & Marketing. In 2013, Mr. Tinga was named Chief Commercial Officer.

                   

                  Mr. Tinga received his BS in Marketing and Advertising from the Higher Business School for Economic Studies in Utrecht, Netherlands.