Board of Directors

  • Richard Stoddart

    Richard S. Stoddart

    Chair of the Board

    Hasbro, Inc.

    Richard S. Stoddart

    Chair of the Board

    Hasbro, Inc.

    Richard S. Stoddart is Chair of Hasbro’s Board of Directors. Mr. Stoddart most recently served as Hasbro’s interim Chief Executive Officer from October 2021 to February 2022, following the passing of the Company’s former Chairman and CEO, Brian Goldner.

    Prior to that appointment, Mr. Stoddart was the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, Inc., the largest global marketing execution company, serving in that role from 2018 until 2020 when Innerworkings, Inc. was acquired. During his time at Innerworkings, he was widely recognized for his strategic and commercial leadership of the company, investor and analyst communications, and financial stewardship as well as his expertise in all facets of marketing execution and marketing supply chain management.

    Mr. Stoddart was the Chief Executive Officer/Global President of Leo Burnett Worldwide, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, from February 2016 to 2018, where he was recognized for his leadership in the development and integration of shopper, digital, social and mobile capabilities as part of a company’s overall marketing and brand strategy. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett North America from 2013 to 2016 and the President of Leo Burnett North America from 2005 to 2013.

    Mr. Stoddart brings to the Board extensive experience leading and driving profitable growth at global organizations, as well as strong expertise in brand-building, integrated marketing, business transformation, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, marketing supply chain management and building global teams.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Extensive experience in the advertising, marketing and communications industries, including in television, digital, social media, point-of-sale, packaging and print, and in building global brands and businesses.
    • As the former Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, the largest global marketing execution company, Mr. Stoddart became recognized for his strategic and commercial leadership of the company, investor and analyst communications, and financial stewardship as well as his expertise in all facets of marketing execution and marketing supply chain management.
    • In his prior role as Chief Executive Officer of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Mr. Stoddart was recognized for his leadership in the development and integration of shopper, digital, social and mobile capabilities as part of a company’s overall marketing and brand strategy
    • Possesses knowledge, expertise and experience regarding branding and brand building, marketing and marketing strategy across media platforms, including in traditional advertising, digital advertising and social media; expertise in media planning, launching branded content and products; expertise in marketing production, logistics and execution; and expertise in media trends and strategic planning for businesses building content-driven brands.

    OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

    • None

    FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

    • Innerworkings, Inc.
    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Board
    • Hope Cochran

      Hope Cochran

      Managing Director

      Madrona Venture Group

      Hope Cochran

      Managing Director

      Madrona Venture Group

      Hope F. Cochran is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, a technology-focused venture capital group. Prior to joining Madrona in January 2017, Ms. Cochran was the Chief Financial Officer of King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush and other successful mobile games, from 2013 to 2016. In this role, she helped drive the company’s significant employee and revenue growth, guided the Company’s IPO and successfully completed a $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision. From 2005 to 2013, Ms. Cochran was a financial executive at Clearwire, Inc., serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2013, where she brought the company through $12 billion of capital raises including an IPO, secondary offering, multiple debt offerings and strategic investments from large public companies.

      Among other honors, Ms. Cochran has been named one of Fortune’s Top 10 Women in Gaming, Women Inc.’s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Director and Puget Sound CFO of the Year for Public Companies, and received a Top 50 Global Telecom CFO award from Global Telecom Business. In 2021, Puget Sound Business Journal named Ms. Cochran a Director of the Year in recognition of her outstanding service to the Boards of Hasbro, New Relic and MongoDB.

      Ms. Cochran brings to the Board extensive knowledge of digital and mobile gaming, a proven track record in financial and growth-focused leadership roles and valuable experience managing global teams and businesses.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • Extensive experience spanning more than 20 years as a senior financial executive in the digital gaming and telecom industries.
      • Significant knowledge of development of digital content businesses.
      • International business expertise in managing global teams, and talent in managing, growing and overseeing global businesses.
      • Substantial experience as a chief financial officer and overseeing financial and accounting issues for public companies.

      OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

      • MongoDB, Inc.
      • Audit Committee Chair
      • New Relic, Inc.
      • Lead Independent Director

      FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

      • None
      Independent Director
    • Chris Cocks

      Chris Cocks

      Chief Executive Officer

      Hasbro, Inc.

      Chris Cocks

      Chief Executive Officer

      Hasbro, Inc.

      Mr. Cocks has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since February 2022. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming since 2021 and prior to that served as President of Wizards of the Coast since 2016, when he joined Hasbro from Microsoft.

      Mr. Cocks’s vision, skills and experience, combined with his extensive omni-channel background and proven track record, make him uniquely positioned to unlock Hasbro’s future potential and drive supercharged growth across Hasbro’s brands.

      Under Mr. Cocks’s executive leadership as President and COO of Wizards of the Coast, Wizards of the Coast grew by over 150% in global revenue, surpassing $1 billion in 2021. His bold new approach to customer segmentation unlocked numerous multi-hundred-million-dollar insights and led Wizard’s iconic brand MAGIC: THE GATHERING to multiple years of consecutive growth since 2018. Mr. Cocks was instrumental in the successful expansion into digital through MAGIC: THE GATHERING Arena for PC and mobile. Additionally, with Mr. Cocks at the helm, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS became a pop culture powerhouse with over 50M fans to date, and through innovative ideas in digital gaming and entertainment, the brand is set up for ongoing success.

      Prior to Hasbro, Mr. Cocks has had numerous brand management, digital marketing, technical, sales and general management experiences at companies including Microsoft, Leapfrog and Procter & Gamble, working on category-leading brands including Xbox, Halo, Fable, Leapster, Actonel, MSN and Windows.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • Highly strategic leader, who understands how to create and nurture brands to drive fan and consumer connection across channels.
      • Ability to channel storytelling passion into consumer experiences — across gaming, consumer products and entertainment.
      • Unique vision, skill and experience in tabletop and digital gaming, combined with extensive omni-channel experience and proven track record.

      OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

      • None

      FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

      • None
      • Lisa Gersh

        Lisa Gersh

        Outside Advisor; Former Chief Executive Officer

        Alexander Wang

        Lisa Gersh

        Outside Advisor; Former Chief Executive Officer

        Alexander Wang

        Lisa Gersh is an outside advisor to companies investing in the media space. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang, a global fashion brand, from October 2017 to October 2018. Ms. Gersh served as the Chief Executive Officer of Goop, Inc., a lifestyle publication curated by Gwyneth Paltrow, from 2014 to 2016, facilitating the transformation of the company from a blog into the first contextual commerce brand. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., an integrated media and merchandising company, from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2011 to 2012, and a director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. 

        Ms. Gersh also co-founded Oxygen Media in 1998 – the first-ever, multi-platform brand and content creator for women, by women – remaining its President and Chief Operating Officer until the company’s sale to NBC in 2007.

        Ms. Gersh brings to the Board extensive experience building and leading brand-driven businesses as well as strong knowledge of digital media, retail and integrated marketing.

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • Extensive experience in the media, branded products and entertainment industries, including television, digital entertainment and publishing.
        • Operating and executive positions with multiple leading media and brand-driven companies, including as Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Goop, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and President and co- founder of Oxygen Media.
        • Expertise in business and strategic planning, in media, retail, brand-driven and entertainment industries, including the cable television and digital industries.
        • Skilled and highly knowledgeable in marketing and branding, media trends and in building global brand-driven businesses.

        OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

        • Moneylion
          • Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
          • Compensation Committee
        • Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd.
          • Compensation Committee Chair
          • Audit Committee

        FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

        • Establishment Labs Holdings Inc.
        • comScore, Inc.
        Independent Director
      • Frank Gibeau

        Frank Gibeau

        Frank Gibeau

        • Liz Hamren

          Elizabeth Hamren

          Chief Executive Officer

          Ring, Inc.

          Elizabeth Hamren

          Chief Executive Officer

          Ring, Inc.

          Liz Hamren is Chief Executive Officer of Ring, Inc., an Amazon smart doorbell and home security company.

          Prior to being named CEO of Ring, Inc. Ms. Hamren served as Chief Operating Officer at Discord Inc., a voice, video and text communication service that enables people to gather virtually, including while gaming, from December 2021 to March 2023. Prior to joining Discord, Liz served as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation from March 2017 to December 2021 running product and engineering for Xbox consumer products, including developing and launching the Xbox Series X|S and leading Xbox Game Pass. Prior to that, from August 2015 to March 2017, she led Global Marketing and Sales for Oculus at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.), where she launched the industry-defining Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hamren was Vice President of Marketing at Dropcam, Inc., where she ran marketing, subscriptions, and direct sales, prior to the company being sold to Google/Nest.

          Earlier in her career, from November 2012 to October 2014, Ms. Hamren was Vice President of Marketing at Dropcam, Inc., where she ran marketing, subscriptions, and direct sales, prior to the company being sold to Google/Nest. Ms. Hamren holds a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

          Ms. Hamren holds a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

          OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

          • LegalZoom.com, Inc.

          FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

          • None
          Independent Director
        • Darin Harris

          Darin Harris

          Darin Harris

          • Blake Jorgensen

            Blake Jorgensen

            Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

            PayPal Holdings, Inc.

            Blake Jorgensen

            Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

            PayPal Holdings, Inc.

            Blake Jorgensen is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PayPal Holdings Inc., which he joined in 2022. Prior to that, he spent a decade as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”), where helped to drive the transformation of the company. Mr. Jorgensen has over 20 years of experience in finance across various industries with a deep understanding of finance, consumer products, technology and gaming.

            Prior to joining EA, Mr. Jorgensen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. from July 2009 to August 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Inc. from June 2007 to June 2009. Before joining Yahoo! Inc., Mr. Jorgensen also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. He has also held financial and operational positions at Montgomery Securities, MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates.

            Mr. Jorgensen earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

            OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

            None

            FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

            None

            Independent Director
          • Owen Mahoney

            Owen Mahoney

            Owen Mahoney

            • Laurel J. Richie

              Laurel J. Richie

              Former President

              Women’s National Basketball Association

              Laurel J. Richie

              Former President

              Women’s National Basketball Association

              Laurel J. Richie has been an independent branding consultant since 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms. Richie served as President of the Women’s National Basketball Association LLC (“WNBA”) from May 2011 to November 2015. Prior to her appointment in 2011 to the WNBA, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America from 2008 to 2011. From 1984 to 2008, she held various positions at Ogilvy & Mather, including Senior Partner and Executive Group Director and founding member of the agency’s Diversity Advisory Board, where she spent more than two decades building brands for blue chip clients including American Express, Pepperidge Farm and Unilever, among others.

              Ms. Richie is a former Trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and served on the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College from 2012 to 2021, including as Chair of the Board from 2017 until 2021. She currently serves as a consultant and mentor to Fortune 100 c-suite executives on matters of personal leadership and corporate culture. Ms. Richie was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by The Network Journal, awarded Ebony magazine’s Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications Award and named to Ebony’s Power 100 List. She has also been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the Most Influential African Americans in Sports and by Savoy magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

              Ms. Richie brings to the Board extensive experience in marketing and brand-building, proven leadership skills, and a deep passion for diversity and inclusion.

              QUALIFICATIONS

              • Significant executive management and leadership experience, together with strategic and operational expertise.
              • Extensive experience and skills in global marketing and brand-management skills.
              • Deep experience in corporate culture.
              • Leader in creating and supporting diverse and inclusive teams.

              OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

              • Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
                • Audit Committee
                • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
              • Synchrony Financial
                • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
                • Management Development and Compensation Committee Chair

              FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

              • None
              Independent Director
            • Mary Beth West

              Mary Beth West

              Former Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

              The Hershey Company

              Mary Beth West

              Former Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

              The Hershey Company

              Mary Beth West served as Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer of The Hershey Company from May 2017 until January 2020. In this role, she drove the transformation of the company’s portfolio and oversaw the company’s growth and marketing strategies as well as communication, disruptive innovation, research and development, and mergers & acquisitions. She currently serves as an external advisor to McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, on growth and transformation projects for the company’s clients. 

              Ms. West served as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer of J.C. Penney Company from 2015 through March 2017, where she was responsible for revitalizing J.C. Penney's brand, establishing emotional connections with its customers and leveraging customer data to enhance the retailer's marketing efforts. From 2012 to 2014 she was the Executive Vice President, Chief Category & Marketing Officer for Mondelez International, Inc. Prior thereto, from 1986 to 2012, she served in various financial roles of increasing responsibility and culminating in her role as the Chief Marketing Officer for Kraft Foods, Inc.

              Ms. West has been recognized for her leadership achievements by Crain's Chicago Business, Girls Inc. and Advertising Age. Black Enterprise has named her among the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and most recently as A Leading Woman in Advertising and Marketing.

              Ms. West brings to the Board a proven track record of growing and transforming consumer businesses, as well as strong expertise in data-driven marketing, consumer engagement and integrated storytelling.

              QUALIFICATIONS

              • Extensive experience and expertise in marketing, brand building, managing global franchises, understanding and applying consumer insights and developing compelling retail and sales experiences.
              • Possesses expertise in strategic and operational planning and execution, skill in managing global teams and a proven track record in delivering top tier consumer experiences and in building global brands.
              • Significant experience in developing growth strategies for complex consumer brand organizations, through use of insights, analytics, marketing, innovation, and research and development.
              • Deep experience in growing some of the world’s best known consumer brands through creative consumer engagement.

              OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

              • Albertsons Companies
                • Compensation Committee
                • Nominating, Governance and ESG Committee
              • Lowes Companies Inc.
                • Audit Committee
                • Sustainability Committee

              FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

              • None
              Independent Director