Funko Inc. appointed Jennifer Fall Jung as chief financial officer, effective on Aug. 13. Fall Jung will succeed Russell Nickel, whose planned departure was previously announced on April 16.
Fall Jung brings more than 20 years of experience in financial and executive leadership roles at Gap Inc., most recently serving as senior vice president of corporate finance and investor relations. In this role, she oversaw long-range financial planning, financial portfolio management, and communication to the investment community. During her tenure at Gap Inc., Fall Jung also served in several roles at Old Navy, including as chief financial officer and senior vice president of Old Navy global and head of international, where she oversaw four years of consecutive sales growth for the global, multi-channel retailer, launched new international markets, and optimized the brand’s real estate footprint. In addition, Fall Jung’s experience includes e-commerce, capital allocation, logistics and distribution, and inventory management.
“On behalf of the entire company, I’m pleased to welcome Jennifer to the Funko team,” says Brian Mariotti, Funko’s CEO. “Funko is at the epicenter of pop culture, and we believe Jennifer’s proven track record at an iconic company with deep consumer brand loyalty will be invaluable as we introduce new product lines and engage fans with the content they love. With Jennifer’s experience in operations and growing international markets, I’m confident that Funko will be well-positioned to further diversify our portfolio and extend our geographic reach as we capitalize on the $500 billion global pop culture market.”
As previously announced, Nickel has agreed to remain with the company in an advisory capacity through the end of the year to facilitate the transition of the chief financial officer role.