Richard Gottlieb is a well-known toy industry commentator and CEO of Global Toy Experts, a world-renowned consultancy and resource for toy industry analysis and strategies. In addition, Richard is Publisher of Global Toy News, the industry resource for toy news, toy trends and analysis of the business of play. Richard combines an MBA in Global Management with years of toy industry experience to help small, medium and large toy manufacturers increase their market share.
Richard is frequently interviewed by media worldwide, and has been called on by ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. He is a Contributing Editor to Playthings magazine in the U.S., Toys n Playthings in the U.K., Juguetes in Spain and other European toy magazines.
Considered an expert on the toy industry, Richard is frequently asked to speak at toy industry conferences and serve on various executive panels. Richards Building Our Future conferences, focusing on the impact that toys and media have on the future personal and professional choices individuals make in adulthood, take place annually in New York, Nuremberg and Los Angeles.
Richard has written a book, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Wal-Mart and his blog, Out of the Toy Box is a popular destination for those who want to know what is happening and is predicted to happen in the toy industry. In addition, Richard produces a monthly bulletin called Whats Next which focuses on coming trends. Richard is the Ambassador to the United States for the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. In recognition of his prominence in the toy industry,Richard is member of the National Toy Hall of Fame voting committee.