In a press release, Hasbro announced two new additions to the company’s executive leadership team. Tim Kilpin will join as President, Toy, Licensing & Entertainment, effective April 24, 2023, and Gina Goetter will join as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 18, 2023.
From the release:
“We are excited to welcome Tim and Gina to Hasbro,” said Chris Cocks, Hasbro’s Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident that their skills and qualifications will complement Hasbro’s existing leadership team as we execute against our Blueprint 2.0 strategy, which is focused on bringing our brands to life for consumers of all ages, maximizing the value of our IP, and creating long-term shareholder value.”
Kilpin will oversee Hasbro’s Consumer Products Groups, focusing on optimizing the value, relevance, and performance of the Company’s strategic franchise brands and IP. He will report to Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks. Kilpin joins Hasbro from PlayMonsterGroup LLC, where he most recently served as Executive Chair (January 2023) and CEO (January 2022). He has also served 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. At Disney, he oversaw the creation and development of global cross-category franchise plans for Disney’s stable of content and characters.
Goetter replaces outgoing CFO Deborah Thomas, who recently announced her retirement. At Hasbro, she will oversee the global business operations. Goetter will work alongside Cocks and other senior leaders as a strategic partner to execute the company’s Blueprint 2.0, which includes a focus on fewer, bigger brands; gaming; digital; and the Company’s rapidly growing direct to consumer and licensing business, as well as delivering the Company’s Operational Excellence program and associated cost savings. Goetter most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson, where she was responsible for all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to Harley-Davidson, she served as 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.