Strategic and outcomes-oriented Human Capital Management (HCM) Technology and HR Operations professional leveraging 16+ years’ achievement in Talent, Learning & Development roles that deliver process improvements and bottom-line growth.
is an award winning toy industry business leader who, as President and CEO of Rehtmeyer, Inc., (a toy development and manufacturing company with offices in Illinois and Hong Kong); previous president of a wireless internet appliance company for the Teen and Tween market; and President and founder of the "Toy & Game Industry Foundation" (TGIF), has been at the forefront of the toy and game industry for over eighteen years.
An author, ballerina, 1st degree Tae Kwon Do black belt holder, award-winning competitive dog trainer, one-time professional ice-skater, and a wife and mother of a seven year old daughter, Carol has brought her boundless energy and passion for innovation to nearly every facet of the toy business.
She has produced and licensed products for an astonishing array of major toy and entertainment concerns including: Mattel, Hasbro, Parker Brothers, Fisher Price, Milton Bradley, Tyco Toys, CAP Toys, Procter & Gamble, Pressman Toy, Warren Industries, Blockbuster Video, Hallmark, Ringling Brothers, and the National Geographic Society. Her work has been noted by virtually every important toy industry publication as well as in such consumer venues as The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune.Carol has additionally written articles for numerious publications including: "The Licensing Journal", "Licensing Update", "Toy Box Magazine" as well as appearing on CLTV and being featured on the cover of "Working Mother" magazine. For all her high-profile success, Ms. Rehtmeyer, ever the believer that all innovation begins with individuals, insists that it is the smaller and independent inventor clients who are her pride and joy. "That's why the TGIF forums are such an important part of what I do," says Ms. Rehtmeyer. "Creativity is the life's blood of the toy and game- business. Nurturing that imagination and energy is the best way I know to ensure that our industry continues to thrive.
Ron is an experienced public speaker, published author and company spokesperson that thrives in fast-paced and dynamic environments.
As senior sales executive with proven success in aligning strategy and tactics to support customer integration of learning and various e-learning technologies into their businesses, Ron has a strong track record of achieving high customer satisfaction along with consistently meeting or exceeding sales goals. Proven performer in working with teams, complex global sales, and complex solutions.