Rick Glankler is FremantleMedia’s EVP/General Manager of Kids & Family Entertainment. Based in New York he is responsible for all areas of FremantleMedia’s KFE business: production, consumer products, TV sales and brand management. He oversees all creative and commercial aspects of the business with the overall responsibility of continuing to grow FremantleMedia's outstanding portfolio of kids and family brands into successful global franchises.
Rick joined FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (KFE) from Mattel/Fisher Price, where he helped lead the integration and global brand management of HIT Brand’s properties within the Fisher-Price division as part of Mattel’s acquisition of HIT Entertainment.
As Senior Vice President (SVP) at HIT Entertainment, his brand, licensing and production leadership helped to build some of the most successful kids’ global franchises ever - including Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina and, the newest, Mike the Knight.
Rick began his career in consumer packaged goods with market leading companies such as PepsiCo, Kraft and J. Walter Thompson, before entering the world of kids’ entertainment.