Funko has named Jennifer Fall Jung as its new Chief Financial Officer, taking over from Russell Nickel who announced his departure in April to “move on to new opportunities”.
Starting on 13 August, Jennifer brings 20 years’ experience to Funko, formerly holding senior roles at fashion retail brands Gap and Old Navy.
Most recently she served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at Gap, where she oversaw long-range financial planning, financial portfolio management and communication to the investment community.
“I was drawn to Funko for its fast and forward-thinking approach to pop culture, which has contributed to the company having one of the largest portfolios in the collectibles industry,” Jennifer says. “It’s clear that the Funko brand is resonating with consumers globally, and I look forward to working closely with this creatively talented team to enhance Funko’s international partnerships, operations and engagement, as well as to deliver sustainable shareholder value creation.”
Jennifer’s past experience also stretches to e-commerce, capital allocation, logistics and distribution, and inventory management. As CFO and SVP of Old Navy Global and Head of International, she oversaw four years of consecutive sales growth for the global, multi-channel retailer, launched new international markets, and optimized the brand’s real estate footprint.
Brian Mariotti, Funko’s Chief Executive Officer, says “Jennifer’s proven track record at an iconic company with deep consumer brand loyalty will be invaluable as we introduce new product lines and engage fans with the content they love.
“With Jennifer’s experience in operations and growing international markets, I’m confident that Funko will be well positioned to further diversify our portfolio and extend our geographic reach as we capitalize on the 500-billion-dollar global pop culture market.”
As previously reported, former CFO Russell Nickel will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until the end of the year to aid in the transition.