The moves will help position Spin Master for the next phase of growth.
Spin Master has announced a series of global senior leadership changes, which the company says are designed to optimize Spin Master for growth, with a renewed commitment to operational excellence as it continues to execute against its long-term strategy.
Ben Gadbois, who served as global president, COO and board director, is to step down, as is Bill Hess, executive vice president, Global Operations and chief information officer. During their tenure, both Ben and Bill were instrumental in establishing Spin Master as a diversified global business.
Paul Blom has been appointed as the interim executive vice president, Global Operations and Technology, and will be responsible for leading Spin Master’s operations and IT teams across Asia, Canada, the US, Europe and Mexico. Tara Deakin, SVP Talent Management, will become executive vice president, Human Resources and chief people officer.
Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s co-founder and co-CEO said: “We would like to thank both Ben and Bill for their significant contributions to Spin Master’s growth over the past seven years. We welcome Paul to the Spin Master leadership team and congratulate Tara on her appointment. Both have deep management experience and a proven track record of leadership. Paul is an agile and collaborative leader who brings strong operational expertise. His passion for excellence, paired with his extensive experience working with global teams makes him a strong addition to our leadership team.”
Anton Rabie, co-founder and co-CEO added: “Both Ronnen and I want to take this opportunity to thank our employees globally for their continued hard work and dedication. We are thrilled to announce Tara’s promotion to Chief People Officer. Tara is a transformational leader who will help position us for the next phase of our growth. Her appointment marks a critical moment in Spin Master’s evolution and our recognition of the need to raise the bar in leading, managing and developing our key asset – people.”