The board of directors at pop culture collectibles company, Funko, has appointed Cynthia Williams as CEO – effective 20 May 2024. Williams is also expected to join Funko’s board on that date.

Williams said: “I am honoured to lead Funko, a company celebrated for its history of creativity and innovation on behalf of a passionate fan base. Funko has built a portfolio of valuable global brands, and I am energised about this unique opportunity to help Funko fully realise its potential.”

“With Funko now on a solid foundation, Cynthia will come in and drive the company to the next phase of growth and profitability”

Charles Denson, Funko’s chairman

Prior to Funko, Williams was president of Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast and Gaming division, where she oversaw its portfolio of games that includes Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Monopoly. She had previously spent several years at Microsoft, where she drove the expansion of Xbox gaming. And before that she was a senior executive at Amazon for over a decade, where she played a key role in the growth of their fulfilment by Amazon business.

Jesse Jacobs, chairman of Funko’s nominating and corporate governance committee, said: “After a thorough and comprehensive search process, we are thrilled to welcome Cynthia as our CEO.”

Charles Denson, Funko’s chairman, said: “With Funko now on a solid foundation, Cynthia will come in and drive the company to the next phase of growth and profitability. I know Cynthia is the right choice to lead Funko going forward.”

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