Toy Industry Consultant

Richard Gottlieb Richard Gottlieb is President of Richard Gottlieb's USA Toy Experts, LLC, and a provider of business development services to the consumer products industry. Richard combines an MBA in Global Management with thirty-five years of consumer products experience to help small, medium, and Fortune 500 Manufacturers increase their market share. Providing straight talk and out of the box thinking, Richard helps companies create innovative, new ideas that leverage their company's existing assets in dynamic new ways.

Richard has worked with foreign and domestic companies, e-commerce providers, leading brands, and top licenses. He has sold to North America's major retailers. He has successfully brought new products and new companies to market as well as grown the market share of established companies and mature products.

Richard, an expert on sales management, is the author of the "Quality of Sales Survey" which measures buyer and manufacturer satisfaction with the sales profession. Richard is frequently interviewed by media nationwide, and has been called on by CNN, entrepreneur.com and Ad Age because of his expertise on toys and trends. He is also a Contributing Editor to "Playthings" and "Gifts & Decorative Accessories" magazines. His articles can be found in:

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Celebrating 10 Years of SpongeBob... (audio)
NPR speaks with Richard

Must-Have Toys This Holiday Season


Toys 'R' (for) us grown-ups!

Waving Bye to Webkinz by Daniel McGinn

See Richardís recent interview on CNN Headline News.
Play It Safe by Gwen Moran

See Richardís recent interview on abc News Money Matters:

Taking Back the Toys (9:22)
The latest on Mattel's second toy recall in two weeks. 8/15/2007

WDEL coverage of Mattel Recall (audio, 5:40)
Richard speaks to radio listeners about the recent toy recalls.