Funko welcomes Karen Athill to its team

Funko has appointed former MGA Entertainment sales director, Karen Athill as regional channel director of sales.

Karen (pictured) served for over three years at MGA and will now lead the regional sale teams as Funko continues its European growth. At MGA, she worked with brands including L.O.L. Surprise, Rainbow High, Little Tikes, Baby born and Baby Annabel.

Karen also spent time at Rubie’s, heading up sales in the UK and delivering multi-channel strategies across the company’s portfolio.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Funko family,” Karen commented. “Their huge range of license partnerships offer unlimited opportunities and I’m thrilled to be working on such a diverse product range spanning multiple categories.

“Additionally, the ongoing portfolio expansion – Loungefly to name just one – make this an exciting time to be a part of the business. It’s great to be back in a cross-category environment and I cannot wait to be working with the talented Funko team and look forward to supporting our EMEA retailer partners towards further growth.”

Malcolm Ottley, vp of sales at Funko (EMEA), added: “We are delighted to have been able to secure someone with Karen’s proven experience to help strengthen our retailer relationships throughout the UK, France and Iberia regions.

“Karen will lead our sales teams in those regions, further enhancing our strategic partner relations and continuing to drive our category expansions across our Pop! collectables, toys, games and softlines through our thriving Loungefly business.”

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