Mr. Farfel brings nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, business strategy, and general management experience. Before joining Blanchard, he spent six years at The Upper Deck Company, the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company. Mr. Farfel also worked in the brand management function at Clorox and, prior to that, he was with Bain & Company, one of the world's leading strategy consulting firms, where he helped develop and implement strategic initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Farfel received an undergraduate degree from Duke University and an MBA from Stanford University.
The current President and CEO of Blanchard, Tom McKee, will move to CEO and Chairman of the Board. Since starting with the company in 1987, Mr. McKee has also held the positions of CFO, General Manager, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer.
“Howard is a strong, values-led leader and has been a significant contributor to this organization,”
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