The Topps Company has announced a new CEO. Ryan O’Hara, formally from TV Guide will assume the new role on March 1st.
“Ryan is an outstanding leader with a strong track record in media, sports, entertainment and confections,” said Michael D. Eisner, Chairman of Topps, who purchased the company with Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007. “That unique combination will help him drive growth in media and with interactive initiatives as well as continue to strengthen Topps’ core businesses. Ryan’s appointment will help Topps capture a greater share of consumers’ leisure time.”
Scott Silverstein will be stepping down. He will remain on the Board for Topps.
This is very interesting news for sure. I will be interested to see how much this really alters the way Topps does things. I’m guessing that this new CEO will take some time to get acclimated to the sports card industry.
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