Ryan O'Hara, who worked at TV Guide and TVGuide.com.
When people think about Topps, they think trading cards. However, Topps make of their money through candy. O'Hara is a confection man. He worked for Nestle before and probably will be able to help in that direction.
What does this mean for trading cards though? (I don't really like candy)
- O'Hara has embraced new media and, perhaps, so will Topps. Personally, I think Topps has one of the worst companies when it comes to social media. The company has gotten better with a few tweets here and there. Hopefully, this means O'Hara will make the company better.
- O'Hara has worked for sports companies. He worked for Fox Sports Net. I don't know what position he had with the company, but it shows he won't be completely clueless when it comes to the sports card side.
Scanning the articles on the move (there aren't many), these are two things I have come up with.
With Topps gaining exclusivity with baseball, regardless of the UD lawsuit going on, why do you think O'Hara has come in now as the new CEO?