Richard Gottlieb is an internationally known consultant, speaker and commentator on the business of play. He is a visionary who foresaw the convergence of entertainment and play into one play industry. He is highly valued for his ability to visualize how to survive and thrive in the 21st century play economy.
Richard is the CEO of Global Toy Experts, a global consultancy and resource for knowledge and guidance for competing in the 21st century play and children’s media businesses. Richard, who holds an MBA in Global Management, is also the Publisher of Global Toy News, the industry resource for toy news, toy trends and analysis of the business of play. In addition, Richard is the Founder of the World Congress of Play, the only conference to bring all of the play industries together in one place at one time.
Richard is frequently interviewed by media worldwide, and has been called on by BBC, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. Richard is author of the book, “Ambassador to the Kingdom of Wal-Mart.” Richard has spoken to industry conferences in the United States, Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Russia and Denmark.
Richard is a voting member of the National Toy Hall of Fame committee.