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"Leadership" at Mattel is the ability to develop and communicate a compelling picture of the future that inspires and motivates others to take action. Leaders at Mattel align themselves with Mattel's core values, exhibit leadership competencies and drive for success in our business strategies. In this way, we will work to achieve our vision, "Creating the Future of Play." Every day as Mattel's 28,000 employees worldwide strive to realize that vision, our leadership team is guiding the way.

Mattel Leadership

Bryan Stockton has been Chief Executive Officer and a director of Mattel, Inc. since January 2012. He was named Chairman of the Board Jan. 1, 2013. He served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2011 through December 2011, as President, International from November 2007 to January 2011, as Executive Vice President, International from February 2003 to November 2007 and as Executive Vice President, Business Planning and Development from November 2000 until February 2003. From April 1998 until November 2000, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Basic Vegetable Products, the largest manufacturer of vegetable ingredients in the world. For more than 20 years prior to that, he was employed by Kraft Foods, Inc., the largest packaged food company in North America, and was President of Kraft North American Food Service from August 1996 to March 1998.

Richard Dickson has served as Mattel's Chief Brand Officer since May 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Dickson served as President and CEO of Branded Businesses at The Jones Group, Inc. where he successfully reengineered some of the company's key brands and founded critical strategic initiatives that led to the company's successful sale to a private equity firm. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Dickson served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Barbie at Mattel, during which time he is credited with revitalizing the company's iconic brand. From 2000 to 2006, he was Senior Vice President at Mattel overseeing Consumer Products, Marketing, Media, Entertainment and Packaging. Prior to Mattel, Mr. Dickson served as Vice President of Brand Management and Merchandising at Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. and was a principal with Gloss.com, an e-commerce beauty website he helped develop and manage until its acquisition by Estée Lauder. Mr. Dickson started his career and spent nearly a decade with Bloomingdale's, the leading U.S. fashion retailer.

Kevin Farr has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2000. From September 1996 to February 2000, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From June 1993 to September 1996, he served as Vice President, Tax. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director, Tax from August 1992 to June 1993.






Peter D. Gibbons has been Executive Vice President, Global Operations, for Mattel, Inc. since April 2013. From July 2008 to November 2012, he served as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain Operations, at Starbucks Corporation. From February 2007 to July 2008 he served as senior vice president, Global Manufacturing Operations, at Starbucks Corporation. From March 1999 to February 2007, he was executive vice president, Supply Chain, for the Glidden Company, a subsidiary of ICI Americas, Inc., a global chemical company. Prior to that, he held various roles in operations, finance and engineering with ICI plc in Europe and Latin America and the Scottish Development Agency.


Alan Kaye has been Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2011. From July 1997 to February 2011, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From June 1996 to June 1997, he was President, Texas Division of Kaufman and Broad Homes, a home building company. From June 1991 to June 1996, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Kaufman and Broad Homes. Prior to that, he worked for two years with the Hay Group, a compensation consulting firm and for 12 years with IBM in various human resources positions.



Tim Kilpin has been Executive Vice President, International since May 2014. From February 2011 to May 2014, he was Executive Vice President, Global Brands Team – Boys & Girls. From February 2010 to February 2011, he served as General Manager and Senior Vice President, Mattel Brands. Mr. Kilpin served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the Girls, Boys and Games groups from November 2008 to February 2010 and for the Boys group from October 2005 to November 2008. Prior to rejoining Mattel as a Senior Vice President, Marketing in 2003, Mr. Kilpin was Executive Vice President of Studio Franchise Management at The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Kilpin first joined Mattel in August 1984 and until October 1999, held various marketing positions, culminating as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the then Character Brands business unit.

Geoff Massingberd has been Chairman and President of MEGA Brands Inc. since April 2014. He was Mattel's Executive Vice President, International from February 2011 through April 2014. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility from September 2007 to February 2011. From February 1998 to August 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mattel's International divisions in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Latin America and from August 1997 to February 1998, he was Vice President, Sales for Mattel Canada. Prior to joining Mattel, Mr. Massingberd spent 18 years with Nestle S.A. and served in various roles, including Vice President, Sales and head of Nestle Canada's Confectionery division.


Jean McKenzie has been Executive Vice President of Mattel since September 2012. She was named President of American Girl Jan. 1, 2013. Prior to re-joining Mattel in 2011 as Senior Vice President-Marketing, she was President and CEO of Gateway Learning Corporation and Senior Vice President for The Walt Disney Company. From 1989-1998, Ms. McKenzie served in various executive positions at Mattel working on the Barbie brand, most recently as Executive Vice President and GM of Worldwide Barbie for Mattel.




Robert Normile has been Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since February 2011. From March 1999 to February 2011, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary from August 1994 to March 1999. From June 1992 to August 1994, he served as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to that, he was associated with the law firms of Latham & Watkins LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.




Jean-Christophe Pean has been Executive Vice President, North America since February 2012. Mr. Pean served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Asia Pacific from December 2007 to January 2012, and Vice President and General Manager UK from August 2004 to December 2007. Mr. Pean began working at Mattel as Sales Director in 1998. Prior to joining Mattel, Mr. Pean spent 11 years with Colgate Palmolive.





Geoff Walker has been Executive Vice President, Global Brands Teams - Fisher-Price since April 2013. From December 2011 to April 2013 he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mattel's European businesses. Mr. Walker held a variety of roles within the Mattel marketing organization from December 2000 to October 2010, including Senior Vice President Marketing and Senior Vice President Global Core Brands Marketing Strategy. Starting with Mattel in July 1995, Walker has held a variety of brand management positions within the Wheels, Entertainment and Games divisions.



Gabriel Zalzman has been Executive Vice President, Global Enterprise since March 2014. From 2010 to 2014 he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Core Europe, based in Barcelona. From 2009 to 2010 he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mattel Latin America. From 2007 to 2009 he was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Fisher-Price Friends based in New York City. From 2003 to 2007 he was Senior Officer for Mattel Mexico. Mr. Zalzman joined Mattel in 1999 as General Manager of Mattel de Venezuela, and shortly thereafter assumed the additional responsibility of General Manager of Mattel's operations in Colombia.


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