Brian Goldner is an executive at Hasbro. He joined Hasbro in 2000 from rival Bandai, to help lead the company to refocus on its core brands such as Monopoly and Transformers, after a disasterous year where Hasbro lost $144 million dollars, costing hundreds of jobs and the closure of the former Kenner Cincinnati offices. The strategy was successful, and in 2006 Goldner was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. He was also an executive producer on the 2007 Transformers motion picture, and has appeared in several interviews for the movie and the associated toys and video games.
It was announced on February 11th, 2008 that Goldner would replace Alfred J. Verrecchia as Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, effective May 22, 2008.