Tonies welcomes Tobias Wann as CEO
Tonies has welcomed Tobias Wann as the new CEO of the group, effective as of January 1st, 2024.
After 10 years, the two Co-founders and current Co-CEOs – Patric Faßbender and Marcus Stahl – are stepping back from the operating business at their own request, but will remain associated with the company as senior advisors and second-largest shareholders.
“After a decade of imagining, building, and scaling tonies from our first idea to the largest interactive audio platform for children, Marcus and I believe the time has come for us to hand over the reins of management,” said Faßbender.
“We are happy to be able to initiate this process at this stage in tonies’ journey. We are at our strongest point yet and believe that the structures we have established will benefit from the valuable insights and skills of Tobias Wann. Our decision was not easy, but we know that this change is the logical next step to continue tonies’ success story. Despite its tremendous growth, tonies is still only at the beginning, and we are confident that Tobias is the right person to realise its full potential.”
Stahl added: “In Tobias, we have found not only an outstanding business leader, but also someone who understands tonies’ vision, shares our values, and understands the importance of the tonies culture.”
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