Funko CEO Brian Mariotti Selected
as Pacific Northwest EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 finalist
Brian Mariotti, Funko's CEO and fearless leader, was selected by EY as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. The awards program celebrates entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mariotti was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges, and the award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala event on June 17, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
“I'm beyond honored and incredibly thrilled to have been selected as a finalist”, said Mariotti. “This type of recognition is just more evidence of the awesome work we're doing and terrific team we have in place in Funko. I couldn't be happier to see Funko recognized by EY. The Pacific Northwest is populated with legendary entrepreneurs, and I'm elated to see Funko mentioned alongside them.”
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters, more than any other company in the industry. Funko's Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling over 60 million figures to collectors around the globe. The company has expanded rapidly in both product lines and distribution, with new forays into licensed-subscription boxes, apparel, housewares and more. Funko currently sells consumer products, toys and collectibles in thousands of stores serving customers worldwide.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.