Hasbro: Big Changes at the Top

Hasbro traveled to Wisconsin for its two latest hires. There must be something in Wisconsin’s water.

Their first stop was Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Hasbro recruited Gina Goetter away from the motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson for its CFO position. Most of us have never met her and we wish her well in her new position. (I wonder if she rides a Harley).

Nest stop was PlayMonster in Beloit, Wisconsin, where they recruited Tim Kilpin to be President of the Toy, Licensing & Entertainment division. Tim is among the toy industry’s most intelligent, experienced, and likable leaders. Tim has had a fascinating career with stops at America’s most substantial toy and entertainment companies.

Tim joins Hasbro from PlayMonster Group LLC where he most recently served as Executive Chairman since January 2023 and as CEO from January 2022. In addition to his leadership experience at PlayMonster, his background includes serving as leader of Activision Blizzard’s Consumer Products business, Chief Commercial Officer for Mattel, Inc., and as Executive Vice-President, Franchise Management at The Walt Disney Company, where he oversaw the creation and development of global cross-category franchise plans for Disney’s stable of content and characters.

Hasbro Announces Executive Leadership Team Appointments, Business Wire, April 12, 2023

Gina Goetter, Hasbro’s new C.F.O. has a strong resume as well.

Gina Goetter brings over 25 years of experience across finance and accounting, with a demonstrated track record in driving strong financial and operational results. She joins Hasbro from Harley-Davidson, where she has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2020, responsible for all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to her time at Harley-Davidson, Gina was Senior Vice President of Finance for Tyson Foods’ Prepared Foods Segment, and also spent 21 years at General Mills in a number of increasingly senior Finance roles

Hasbro Announces Executive Leadership Team Appointments, Business Wire, April 12, 2023

Congratulations to all involved.

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