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PlayMonster Names Bryan Margner Chief Financial Officer

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Margner brings extensive experience with international organizations


BELOIT, Wis. (June 1, 2023) – PlayMonster Group LLC, a leading international toy and game company, today announced the appointment of Bryan Margner as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2023.

With extensive experience in retail, manufacturing, and consumer goods, Margner brings a strong track record of delivering shareholder value to international organizations. He joins PlayMonster after a decade with Instant Brands, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of the North America business unit. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the organization’s commercial and operational aspects of the business, in addition to his CFO role.

“Bryan is a creative problem-solver and has multinational experience in all aspects of the business cycle – making him a critical member of our executive team,” says CEO Steve Adolph. “Because of his global acumen, he is best poised to shape and implement our financial and growth strategies during this exciting time of transformation at PlayMonster.”

Overseeing PlayMonster’s financial operations, Margner will be leading all efforts in accounting, internal controls, finance, forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning, deal analysis and negotiation, investor relationships, investor and creditor reporting, financing, and FP&A. Additionally, he will be responsible for driving the organization’s best-in-class inventory management and order to cash processes to help maintain focus on topline profitability. He will also lead, guide, and direct any future mergers and acquisitions.

Margner has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and he also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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About PlayMonster

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Specialty Toy of the Year” Craft-tastic® Nature Scavenger Hunt Potions, “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus 5 Second Rule®, Farkle, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Fashion Plates®, Koosh®, Playskool®, and the recently acquired Ann Williams Group including Loopdedoo®, Craft-tastic®, Craft Crush™ and Sticker & Chill™.