Jakks Pacific Inc. appointed Brent Novak as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 1. Novak will report directly to Jakks’ Chairman and CEO, Stephen Berman. He will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, and managing the tax, internal audit, treasury, and investor relations functions.

Novak has more than 23 years of experience in finance, tax and corporate development, with expertise in operations, financial planning, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, and accounting. Until March, Novak served as chief financial officer of the Ixia Business Group, a business unit of Keysight Technologies Inc.