Dan Myers | Source: Flat River Group

Flat River Group, a distributor of toys, games, and other consumer products in addition to serving as a full-service provider of warehousing and fulfillment for a variety of e-commerce retailers, is strengthening its buying team.

The company promoted Dan Myers to vice president of purchasing and business development. Myers joined the company in March from WeCool Toys where he served as global sales director. He previously served in purchasing positions at a variety of retailers, including Meijer, Target, and Sears.

“From the moment he started at Flat River Group in March 2021, Dan has brought value to the company … from improving processes and implementing new systems to building a strong team of buyers and avenues of generating new business,” says Matt Dean, executive vice president, Flat River Group. “We are excited to have Dan in this new role and look forward to continuing to grow and innovate the business.”

Related: Flat River Group Acquires Optimum Fulfillment to Bolster Toy, Game Distribution

Additionally, Flat River Group added five new buyers to its purchasing team this fall, including Monique Ray (senior buyer,) Kristen Siver (planning manager,) Nathan Peabody (associate buyer,) Parker McClure (associate buyer,) and Mariah Carlson (associate buyer.)

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.