Richard Gottlieb is a well known toy industry commentator and President of Richard Gottlieb?s USA Toy Experts, a toy industry consultancy. Richard combines an MBA in Global Management with thirty-five 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 CNN, PBS, ABC and other media outlets. He is also a Contributing Editor to Playthings magazine in the US, Toys n? Playthings in the UK, 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.
Richard?s ?Building Our Future Conference,? annually held in New York and Nuremberg, Germany, is a by invitation event that brings play industry thought leaders together to discuss the future of the play business. 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 going to happen in the toy industry. In addition, Richard produces a monthly bulletin called ?What?s Next? which focuses on coming trends.
In recognition of his prominence in the toy industry, Richard was recently selected as a voting member of the National Toy Hall of Fame voting committee.
His articles can be found in:
"Playthings" - USA
"Giochi & Giocattoli" - Italy
"Gifts & Decorative Accessories" - USA
"Weekly Toy News" - Japan
"Toys 'n Playthings" - UK
"Juguetes" - Spain
"Speelgoed+Hobby" - Netherlands