|John Barbour |
Chief Executive Officer
John Barbour has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a board member since March 2011. Prior to joining LeapFrog, he served as President of the GameHouse Division of RealNetworks, Inc. from October 2008 to August 2010. From October 2006 to October 2008, Mr. Barbour served as the Managing Partner of Volta Capital, LLC, a strategy and investment consulting firm. From 1999 to June 2006, Mr. Barbour was employed by Toys “R” Us, Inc., a leading retailer of children’s toys and products. He served as President of Toys “R” Us U.S. from August 2004 to June 2006. Prior to that, he served as President of Toys “R” Us International and Chairman of Toys “R” Us Japan from February 2002 to August 2004. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Barbour served as President and Chief Executive Officer of toysrus.com, a subsidiary of Toys “R” Us, Inc. Mr. Barbour has also held senior-level positions with Hasbro, Inc., OddzOn Products, Inc., and Universal Matchbox Group, Ltd. Mr. Barbour holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry, with Honors, from the University of Glasgow.
|Ray Arthur |
Chief Financial Officer
Raymond L. Arthur has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2012. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Arthur served as Chief Financial Officer at The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe, & Jack from 2008 to 2012, where he built the company’s finance organization. Prior to that, Mr. Arthur served in various capacities for Toys “R” Us, Inc., including as Chief Financial Officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc., from 2004 to 2006, where he oversaw a strategic review and restructuring of company-wide operations, as President and Chief Financial Officer of toysrus.com from 2000 to 2003 and as Corporate Controller of Toys “R” Us from 1999 to 2000. Previously, he worked in a variety of roles for General Signal Corporation, American Home Products Corporation, American Cyanamid Company and in public accounting. Mr. Arthur received his B.A. in Accounting from William Paterson College.
Chief Marketing Officer
Gregory B. Ahearn has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since June 2012. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Ahearn was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing, advertising, and promotions, including strategy, media analysis, brand position, and creative services for the Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, and FAO Schwartz brands in the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Ahearn also served in several other senior leadership roles for Toys “R” Us, Inc. during his tenure there from 2000 to June 2012. Prior to joining Toys “R” Us, Mr. Ahearn was Vice President of Marketing for Hasbro, Inc.’s OddzOn toy division from 1997 to 2000 where he oversaw the development and marketing for brands such as Koosh collectibles, sport and bubbles, Vortex high-performance toy sports and Rubik’s puzzles and games. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Ahearn held senior marketing positions at OddzOn Products, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Hasbro. Mr. Ahearn also previously held several brand management positions at Mattel, Inc. Mr. Ahearn received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
|Brad Rodrigues |
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital and Community Development
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital and Community Development Brad Rodrigues has served as SVP & GM of Digital and Community Development since July 2012. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Rodrigues spent nine years at Nike leading product, marketing and digital teams in both the US and Europe. Most recently, he was the general manager of Nike+ where he led efforts to elevate the Nike+ consumer experience, increase the level of consumer engagement and service, and expand key consumer digital products.
Before joining Nike, Mr. Rodrigues helped launch a digital marketing company in Chicago and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
|Christopher Spalding |
Senior Vice President and Managing Director EMEA
Christopher Spalding has served as our Senior Vice President & Managing Director EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia) since January 2011. Previously, he served as Managing Director EMEA from October 2009 and was given further territory responsibility for Asia in December 2009. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Spalding was COO of Metro International Media SA from May 2006 to December 2007. Prior to this, he worked for Associated Newspapers (now part of A&N Media Limited) as Circulation Sales Director from September 2001 to May 2006, Emap plc (now part of Eden Bidco Ltd) from November 1998 to September 2001, as well as a number of other fast-moving consumer goods companies including The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Inc. and Virgin Group Limited.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Ken Adams has served as our Senior Vice President of Sales since June 2013. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Mr. Adams served as Vice President of Sales for emerging channels and business development at Hasbro, Inc. Mr. Adams’ previous roles with Hasbro, Inc. included Vice President, Team Lead for Target and Vice President, Team Lead for Toys “R” US. During his 28-year tenure with Hasbro, Mr. Adams spear-headed many high-profile strategic initiatives, led large sales teams in the U.S., and had great success in all facets of sales management, from leading major retail partner relationships to developing new channels of distribution and managing national distributor networks.
|Saydeah Howard |
Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Saydeah E. Howard has served as our Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development since July 2011. Previously, she served as Senior Director, Talent Management & Acquisition and led our recruiting team from April 2010 to July 2011. Prior to joining LeapFrog, Ms. Howard served as an Associate at Russell Reynolds Associates, an international executive search and assessment firm, from December 2006 to April 2010. Prior to Russell Reynolds, Ms. Howard served in various roles at Turner Broadcasting System from May 2004 to December 2006 where she managed client relationships with cable operators including Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox Communications. From December 1999 to June 2003, she served as the Director of Client at Truis Corporation where she provided customer intelligence services to leading technology companies including Microsoft, Business Objects, and CNET. Ms. Howard received a B.A. in History from Stanford University and a Master's in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
|Robert Lattuga |
Vice President and General Counsel
Robert is responsible for the company’s legal matters, including securities law compliance, protection and enforcement of intellectual property, and litigation. Prior to joining LeapFrog in 2004, Robert spent six years at Venture Law Group (which merged with Heller Ehrman in 2003), where he represented venture-backed technology companies. Robert has a bachelor’s degree in physics with high honors from U.C. Berkeley, a master degree in physics from Harvard University, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.