Executive Management

  • Chris Cocks

    Chris Cocks

    Chief Executive Officer, Hasbro

    Chris Cocks

    Chief Executive Officer, Hasbro

    Mr. Cocks has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since February 2022. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming since 2021 and prior to that served as President of Wizards of the Coast since 2016, when he joined Hasbro from Microsoft.

    Mr. Cocks’s vision, skills and experience, combined with his extensive omni-channel background and proven track record, make him uniquely positioned to unlock Hasbro’s future potential and drive supercharged growth across Hasbro’s brands.

    Under Mr. Cocks’s executive leadership as President and COO of Wizards of the Coast, Wizards of the Coast grew by over 150% in global revenue, surpassing $1 billion in 2021. His bold new approach to customer segmentation unlocked numerous multi-hundred-million-dollar insights and led Wizard’s iconic brand MAGIC: THE GATHERING to multiple years of consecutive growth since 2018. Mr. Cocks was instrumental in the successful expansion into digital through MAGIC: THE GATHERING Arena for PC and mobile. Additionally, with Mr. Cocks at the helm, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS became a pop culture powerhouse with over 50M fans to date, and through innovative ideas in digital gaming and entertainment, the brand is set up for ongoing success.

    Prior to Hasbro, Mr. Cocks has had numerous brand management, digital marketing, technical, sales and general management experiences at companies including Microsoft, Leapfrog and Procter & Gamble, working on category-leading brands including Xbox, Halo, Fable, Leapster, Actonel, MSN and Windows.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Highly strategic leader, who understands how to create and nurture brands to drive fan and consumer connection across channels.
    • Ability to channel storytelling passion into consumer experiences — across gaming, consumer products and entertainment.
    • Unique vision, skill and experience in tabletop and digital gaming, combined with extensive omni-channel experience and proven track record.

    OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

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    FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

    • None
    • Deb Thomas

      Deborah M. Thomas

      Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

      Deborah M. Thomas

      Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

      As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc., Deborah Thomas leads the company’s global corporate financial operations—from treasury, tax, and investor relations, to internal audit, accounting and control, and business planning and analysis. She also oversees the company’s global information technology organization. Since joining Hasbro in 1998, Deborah has played a key role in Hasbro’s expansion across media and markets around the world and has helped manage nearly every major acquisition Hasbro has made over the past two decades.

      Prior to becoming CFO in 2009, Deborah served as Hasbro’s Corporate Comptroller and Head of Corporate Finance. Before joining Hasbro, she held assurance positions at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in the U.S. and the U.K.

      Deborah currently serves on the boards of Logitech and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. She has earned recognition for her achievements in and out of the boardroom—as March of Dimes Rhode Island’s Citizen of the Year, and as one of Providence Business News’ CFOs of the Year. Deborah graduated from Providence College and is a CPA.

      • Eric Nyman

        Eric Nyman

        President and Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro

        Eric Nyman

        President and Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro

        Eric Nyman is Hasbro’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Eric has been a valued member of Hasbro for over 18 years, driving consumer-focused innovation across Hasbro’s iconic brand portfolio. Eric demonstrates leadership and creativity that, coupled with his vast industry and company knowledge, will benefit Hasbro as it continues to supercharge growth and unlock value for all stakeholders. Eric also leads all of Hasbro’s licensed consumer products business and Hasbro Pulse, the company’s direct-to-consumer platform.

        Prior to being named President and COO, Eric was Chief Operating Officer of Hasbro’s Consumer Products segment and Chief Consumer Officer, Hasbro. Eric was responsible for driving innovation across global design, development and marketing, and oversaw the commercial operations and partner relationships for the company’s extensive brand portfolio, driving significant growth across Hasbro Gaming, Nerf, PlayDoh, Transformers and My Little Pony, along with partner brands like Star Wars and Marvel.

        Since joining Hasbro in 2003, Eric has served in a number of senior roles, including President of Hasbro North America and General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing. Before joining Hasbro, he held leadership positions at Timberland and LEGO.

        Eric serves on the Virginia Wesleyan University Board of Trustees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia Wesleyan and an MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

        • Cynthia Williams

          Cynthia Williams

          President, Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming

          Cynthia Williams

          President, Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming

          Cynthia Williams is President of Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming at Hasbro. In this role, Cynthia leads the strategy for two of the biggest names in gaming, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, while driving continued global growth for the division and leading new fan and story-led tabletop and digital experiences. She is focused on building and expanding on the outstanding foundation laid by Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks, under whose leadership Wizards of the Coast doubled its revenue from 2018 to 2021.

          Cynthia has a deep understanding of technology and e-commerce, along with cloud and console-based gaming, with expertise in scaling businesses to drive profitable growth. She previously served as General Manager and Vice President, Gaming Ecosystem Commercial Team at Microsoft, notably driving the expansion of Xbox Gaming and the acceleration of game-creator growth. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Williams spent more than a decade at Amazon, where she led the global growth of their e-commerce direct-to-consumer business, Fulfillment by Amazon.

          She serves on the Board of Directors for Aterian and is an advisor to Mana Up Hawaii, a product incubator focused on empowering Hawaiian entrepreneurs to scale globally. Cynthia graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude and received her MBA with Distinction from Wake Forest University.

          • Darren Throop

            Darren Throop

            President & Chief Executive Officer, eOne

            Darren Throop

            President & Chief Executive Officer, eOne

            As President and CEO of eOne, Darren Throop leads Hasbro’s entertainment efforts across film, television, immersive and live. He has established eOne as the leading global talent-driven entertainment studio, with expertise across development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of both Hasbro brands and original IP. Today, as part of Hasbro, eOne is home to some of the world’s best-loved entertainment brands.

            Darren grew eOne from Urban Sound Exchange, an independent chain of retail music stores he founded in 1991. Over the years, Darren has expanded eOne’s global footprint through a series of transformative growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions across all areas of entertainment.

            Darren is Chairman of the IMAX Corporation Board of Directors. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for his leadership in the entertainment and film industry.

            • Naj Atkinson

              Naj Atkinson

              Chief People Officer

              Naj Atkinson

              Chief People Officer

              As Chief People Officer, Naj Atkinson leads Hasbro’s global Human Resources organization, advancing a people and culture strategy that attracts and retains top talent, and supporting the acceleration of Hasbro’s brand blueprint. Naj has vast global HR experience and an unwavering commitment to developing talent and creating strong, lasting cultures. She takes a data-driven approach to building a successful people and culture strategy, and is a champion for Hasbro’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. She has a digital-first mindset and deep expertise in the capabilities and new technologies needed to enhance the employee experience.

              Naj joined Hasbro from Dell Technologies where she served in various leadership positions over more than 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Global HR Services.

              Naj has a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University in Political Science and a Masters degree in Organizational Management from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. She is passionate about community service—especially efforts supporting underserved youth in the community.

              • Kathrin Belliveau

                Kathrin Belliveau

                Executive Vice President and Chief Purpose Officer

                Kathrin Belliveau

                Executive Vice President and Chief Purpose Officer

                As Chief Purpose Officer of Hasbro, Inc., Kathrin Belliveau advances Hasbro’s purpose to make the world a better place for all children, fans and families, and expands the positive impact that Hasbro, uniquely, can make. She leads the Global Purpose Organization which consists of strategic functions across the business, including Government Relations, Global Communications, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Sourcing, Philanthropy, and Social Impact. Since joining Hasbro in 1997, Kathrin has led several strategic initiatives that have helped establish Hasbro as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices. She established Hasbro’s global government relations practice, developed programs to ensure ethical sourcing and product safety, and led the evolution of the company’s CSR strategy and priorities.

                A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College, Kathrin is a member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council. She also holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. Kathrin serves on the boards of several non-profits, including The Toy Association and Year Up.

                • Tarrant Sibley

                  Tarrant Sibley

                  Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

                  Tarrant Sibley

                  Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

                  As the Chief Legal Officer for Hasbro, Inc., Tarrant Sibley leads the company’s global legal operations. Among other key disciplines, he oversees compliance, employment law, governance, intellectual property, licensing, litigation, M&A, and securities.

                  Before joining Hasbro, Tarrant was an associate with Palmer & Dodge LLP and Hale and Dorr LLP. He received his B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

                  • Steve Zoltick

                    Steve Zoltick

                    Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

                    Steve Zoltick

                    Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

                    Steve Zoltick serves as Chief Information Officer for global play and entertainment company, Hasbro, Inc., where he is responsible for the company’s vast global information technology organization. Since 2011, Steve has led Hasbro through a digital transformation, including the key disciplines of cybersecurity, ecommerce technology, cloud computing, enterprise systems, workforce collaboration tools, data science, program & change management, business analysis, vendor management, and technology adoption.

                    Prior to joining Hasbro, Steve led technology teams and large-scale initiatives at CVS Health, a Fortune 100 retail pharmacy and health benefits provider. There he served as the Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations providing strategic leadership and direction for the entire Enterprise. Earlier in his career, Steve worked at Accenture in their technology practice, Cozone.com (CompUSA eCommerce division), and Nervewire Consulting.

                    Steve received a B.A. in economics from Framingham State University.