Funko names former Hasbro senior director Malcolm Ottley its new VP of sales for EMEA

Funko has appointed the former Hasbro senior director, Malcolm Ottley to the role of vice president of sales for its EMEA business, where he will take on a major strategic role heading up the outfit’s sales department.

A toy sales veteran, Ottley joins the unit from Hasbro, where he spent a ten year stint, most notably as sales director, where he lead and coached a large sales team across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. His role saw him lead and re-shape the channel and commercial strategies for specialty retailers across the European business.

Speaking of his new position, Ottley, said: “I am really excited to have joined Funko and look forward to helping build upon their excellent achievements in recent years, as well as help to shape the future direction of the business across EMEA.”

Andy Oddie, managing director of Funko (EMEA), added: “I am pleased to welcome Malcolm to the Funko family. His extensive knowledge and experience in both sales and leadership will no doubt enrich our company further.”

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