PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 4, 2022–
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS),Today Wizards of the Coast announced Dan Rawson was appointed Senior Vice President of Wizards of the Coast. Dungeons & Dragons. Mr. Rawson, a former COO at Microsoft Dynamics 365, brings decades of experience in product management and strategic business. He will be responsible for the overall brand development and profitability of Dungeons & Dragons across all media, digital, physical, entertainment and other.
“We couldn’t be bringing on Dan at a better time. With the acquisition of D&D Beyond earlier this year, the digital capabilities and opportunities for Dungeons & Dragons are accelerating faster than ever,”Cynthia Williams, president of Wizards of the Coast Digital Gaming. “I am excited to partner with Dan to explore the global potential of the brand while maintaining Hasbro’s core value as a player-first company.”
Wizards of the Coast bought D&D Beyond in May. This popular digital companion was acquired by Wizards of the Coast. Dungeons & DragonsMore than 10,000,000 players have registered. Since then, Wizards has continued to build upon the success of D&D Beyond, expanding the toolset’s capabilities to bring communities together for world-class digital RPG play. Mr. Rawson’s e-commerce skillset and digital-first experience will lend itself to continuing to support the growth of D&D Beyond alongside Dungeons & Dragons overall.
“Leading D&D is the realization of a childhood dream,”Rawson, Senior Vice President of Dungeons & Dragons. “I’m excited to work with Cynthia once again, and I’m thrilled to work with a talented team to expand the global reach of D&D, a game I grew up with and now play with my own kids.”
Rawson spent his time in India before moving to Microsoft. He was a leader at Flipkart as well as Coupang. Rawson held a variety general management responsibilities at these companies. These included customer logistics and experience as well as marketplace development and product, marketing, or operations management. His success in both of these areas led him to be one of the top e-commerce businesses in his country. He is an Amazon veteran and a U.S. Marine veteran. He also earned his B.A. He also received his B.A. from Harvard and his MBA at Northwestern.
Wizards of the Coast is a division of Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS). It creates iconic games that spark passions, foster friendships and foster communities around a lifetime love of games. Wizards delivers compelling experiences for gamers across tabletop and digital gaming through its best-known franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and Hasbro’s unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands.
Wizards is a company based in Bellevue Washington with studios at Austin and Montreal and Raleigh. Its goal is to develop world-class talent to create memorable play experiences across all platforms. Wizards can also be found at www. CompanyWebsite and social channels (@Wizards and Twitter, LinkedIn).
Hasbro is a global leader in entertainment brands. Its mission, through storytelling and the exhilaration that comes with play, is to entertain and connect generations of people. Hasbro offers engaging brand experiences to global audiences via gaming and consumer products. Hasbro’s portfolio includes DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (MAGIC: The Gathering), DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (Hasbro Gaming), NERF, TRANSFORMERS and PLAY-DOH) as well as top partner brands.
Hasbro’s Purpose is to bring joy to all people, one story and one toy at a time. For more than a decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media, one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute and one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. by the Civic 50. Visit www.hashbro.com to find out more. www.corporate.hasbro.com.
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