EVERETT, Washington .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Funko, Inc. (“Funko” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO), a leading pop culture lifestyle brand, today announced that Charles Denson, current board member of administration, was appointed chairman of the board effective immediately. Mr. Denson replaces Ken Brotman of ACON Investments, who will continue to serve on the board of directors.
“I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time for Funko,” said Mr. Denson. “The company is at the center of fan culture and innovation in consumer products and the opportunities ahead for Funko are enormous.”
In addition, with immediate effect, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Perlmutter, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer on January 3e and succeeds Creative Director Brian Mariotti, will join the Board of Directors, replacing Gino Dellomo of ACON Investments.
“I am delighted that Charlie is assuming the role of President. His expertise in digital commerce and building leading global brands make him the ideal candidate to help accelerate Funko’s next phase of global growth, ”said Mr. Perlmutter.
Mr. Mariotti added, “Charlie has been a full member of the Board of Directors and brings decades of retail experience and product innovation. I look forward to continuing to work alongside him on our Board of Directors as he assumes the role of Chairman. “
Mr. Denson is President and CEO of Anini Vista Advisors and has served on the Board of Directors of Funko since its formation in 2017. After graduating in Marketing from Utah State, Mr. Denson spent 35 years at NIKE, where he held several positions, including time as Vice President of Sales in the United States and Europe, and as President of the NIKE brand for 13 years.
Based in Everett, Wash., Funko is one of pop culture’s premier lifestyle brands. Funko designs, researches and distributes licensed pop culture products in several categories, including vinyl figures, board games, action toys, plush, clothing, housewares and accessories for consumers who are looking for tangible ways to connect with their favorite brands and pop culture characters. Learn more about https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).