Neil Kohler is the President and co-Founder of the Wilko Group. Neil is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the organization. Neil helped to establish, build-out & manage Wilko’s global sales and marketing team to support and drive explosive growth with emerging toy and sporting good companies. Neil’s expertise in “solution-oriented” selling combines the professionalism and “fact-based” account management found at larger companies with the innovation and freshness that emerging companies offer to the marketplace. Neil has successfully guided the sales efforts for many companies over the last 18 years, specializing at mass accounts like Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Dicks, and Costco.
Prior to founding Wilko, Neil was the head of Sales for Cranium, the independent board games company. Before that, Neil was a Sales Director at VTech in the Electronic Learning category. Neil also has several product development accomplishments, including the Funnoodle pool toy which has sold over 100 million units since introduction.
Neil started his professional career with Procter & Gamble after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1986.
Neil enjoys travel, golf, cooking, and spending time with his family.