Vanco announced that Charles Denson, the current member of the Board of Directors, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, effective with immediate effect.
Denson replaces Ken Brotman of ACON Investments, who will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
“I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time for Funko,” Denson says. “The company is at the heart of fan culture and innovation in consumer products, and the opportunities for Funko are enormous.”
Also effective immediately, Andrew Perlmutter, who named CEO on January 3, succeeding Brian Mariotti, chief creative officer, will join the board, replacing Gino Delomo of ACON Investments.
“I am delighted that Charlie is taking over as chairman,” Perlmutter says. “His experience in digital commerce and building leading global brands makes him an ideal fit to help accelerate the next phase of Funko’s global growth.”
“Charlie has been a key member of the board of directors and has decades of experience in retail and product innovation,” says Mariotti. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside him on our board as he takes over as Chairman.”
Denson, president and CEO of Anini Vista Advisors, has served on Funko’s board of directors since its formation in 2017. After earning his degree in marketing from Utah, Denson spent 35 years at NIKE. He held several positions, including Vice President of Sales in the US and Europe, and served as President of NIKE Brand for 13 years.