Funko (FNKO) Appoints Rich Paul to its Board

May 18, 2022 8:34 AM EDT

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Funko, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNKO) today announced the appointment of Rich Paul to the company’s Board of Directors, effective upon the closing of the pending sale of Funko stock by ACON Investments to The Chernin Group.

“We’re thrilled to have Rich join our Board of Directors at such a pivotal time for the company,” said Andrew Perlmutter, Chief Executive Officer at Funko. “Rich is a preeminent sports agent and leading business professional who brings a wealth of experience in sports and music that we believe will greatly benefit our fan community and licensing team.”

“The deep connection Funko has cultivated with its fan and collector community is a key differentiator in today’s crowded field of licensed merchandise,” said Mr. Paul. “Funko’s product assortment and approach to pop culture reflects the diversity of its fanbase and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team.”

The Company continues to invest in growing its sports and music line of collectibles. Last year, Funko unveiled GOLD™, a line dedicated to spotlighting iconic music and sports luminaries. The Company also transformed an area of its Funko Hollywood store into a mecca of Funko GOLD™, featuring life-size statues and a larger-than-life throne to create the perfect photo opportunity. Fans can shop for 5-inch or 12-inch vinyl figurines of athletes from the NFL and NBA on

In addition to Funko, Inc., Paul also serves on the boards of KLUTCH Sports Group, United Talent Agency and Coliseum Acquisition Corporation.

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