Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has died, the toymaker introduced Tuesday, simply two days after Goldner stepped right down to take medical depart.
Goldner, 58, disclosed final yr that he has been receiving remedy for prostate most cancers since 2014. He joined the corporate in 2000 and was appointed chief government in 2008.
Wealthy Stoddart, an unbiased director on Hasbro’s board, was appointed interim CEO when Goldner’s depart was introduced. Stoddart has served on Hasbro’s board since 2014 and was beforehand CEO at advertising firm InnerWorkings and promoting company Leo Burnett Worldwide.
“Since becoming a member of the corporate greater than twenty years in the past, Brian has been the guts and soul of Hasbro,” Stoddart stated in an announcement. “As a charismatic and passionate chief in each the play and leisure industries, Brian’s work introduced pleasure and laughter to kids and households around the globe.”
Hasbro is understood for its “My Little Pony” toys, and its partnership with “Star Wars” and Marvel. It additionally makes Monopoly, which noticed a surge in gross sales over the pandemic as lockdowns led to elevated household time.