Andrew Perlmutter promoted to President, Johanna Gepford to SVP of Global Sales, and Jaime Beckley to VP of Sales
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Funko, LLC, a leading pop culture consumer products company, today announced three executive appointments in order to support the company’s continued growth and diversification: Andrew Perlmutter, Senior Vice President of Sales has been promoted to President, Johanna Gepford has been promoted to SVP of Global Sales, and Jaime Beckley has been named VP of Sales.
In this expanded role, Mr. Perlmutter will be responsible for sales and operations planning across the organization to align sales and marketing activities with supply chain processes. “Andrew’s retailer relationships, merchandizing expertise, licensing knowledge and extensive experience in the industry will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow our business and execute on our strategic vision,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer. “It is with great pleasure that we recognize the leadership capabilities and contributions of Andrew, Johanna and Jaime.”
Prior to this promotion, Mr. Perlmutter served as Funko’s Senior Vice President of Sales, a position he held since joining the company in June 2013. During this time, Mr. Perlmutter has been instrumental in placing Funko’s increasingly diverse product catalog into major retailers across North America and selected international markets."
Concurrent to Mr. Perlmutter’s appointment, Johanna Gepford, former Vice President of Sales has been named Senior Vice President of Global Sales. In her new role, she will be responsible for growing global distribution as Funko continues to expand its presence internationally. Ms. Gepford has been with Funko since July 2007.
In addition, Jaime Beckley, former Director of Sales has been named Vice President of Sales, and will be responsible for growing Funko’s business with new and existing retail accounts. A 20-year industry veteran, he has been with Funko since January 2016.
Headquartered in Everett, WA, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Known for its whimsical, fun and unique products that enable fans to express their affinity for their favorite “something”—whether it is a movie, TV show, video game, musician or sports team, Funko infuses its distinct designs and aesthetic sensibility into one of the industry’s largest portfolios of licensed content over a wide variety of product categories, including figures, plush, accessories, apparel and homewares.
Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is one of the most popular stylized vinyl collectibles on the market, selling millions of figures to collectors around the world. In 2015, Funko received a majority investment from ACON Investments, L.L.C, a diversified international private equity firm. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
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Julia Young, 203-682-8200
Source: Funko, LLC