Viacom COO joins Funko board

Sarah Kirshbaum Levy joins the pop culture collectable firm’s board of directors, effective immediately

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 04.09.2019 | Business

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Funko has appointed Viacom Chief Operating Officer Sarah Kirshbaum Levy to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Sarah has served as Viacom Media Networks’ Chief Operating Officer since 2016, where she is responsible for overseeing global strategy, finance and operations for the division.

Prior to her appointment at Viacom Media Networks, Sarah was Chief Operating Officer at Nickelodeon for over a decade, driving the growth of the business into new segments including subscription video on demand, digital gaming, resorts and theme parks.

“I’ve admired Funko for cornering the market on everything pop culture across an array of consumer products,” says Sarah. “I’m honored and excited to be joining the board during this period of high growth and great future potential for Funko.”

Ken Brotman, Chairman of the Funko Board of Directors and Founding Partner of Acon Investments, says: “Sarah brings over two decades of operational excellence in managing television networks, consumer products and location-based entertainment licensing businesses as well as a wide range of websites and apps. We are thrilled to bring her to our Board of Directors. 

"Her leadership in developing and growing Viacom’s global consumer products business, which has included seven $1bn brands at retail during her tenure, makes her a perfect fit for Funko.”

Sarah also currently sits on the board of the Lucius Littauer Foundation, which makes grants in the areas of education, social welfare, health care, and Jewish studies.

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