Mr. Plank became Under Armour’s Executive Chairman and Brand Chief in January 2020, following his role as Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2019, and President from 1996 to July 2008 and August 2010 to July 2017. Founded in 1996 out of frustration that cotton T-shirts were unable to keep him dry and comfortable while playing football at the University of Maryland, Mr. Plank designed and created a new apparel innovation that efficiently wicked sweat to optimize athletic performance. Nearly a quarter of a century later and Under Armour has grown into one of the world’s leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Mr. Plank also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.
Mr. Frisk was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Under Armour and a member of its Board of Directors in January 2020, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2017 when he joined the company. Mr. Frisk has more than 30 years of experience in the apparel, footwear and retail industry. Prior to Under Armour, he was Chief Executive Officer of The ALDO Group, a global footwear and accessories company. Previous to that, he spent more than a decade with VF Corporation where he held numerous leadership positions including Coalition President of Outdoor Americas (The North Face® and Timberland®), President of the Timberland® brand, President of Outdoor & Action Sports (EMEA), and Vice President and General Manager of The North Face®. Before joining VF Corporation, Mr. Frisk ran his own retail business in Scandinavia and held senior positions with Peak Performance and W.L. Gore & Associates.
David Bergman has been Chief Financial Officer since February 2017. He has responsibility for finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, insurance, and corporate real estate.
Mr. Bergman joined Under Armour in 2004 and has held several senior management roles within the company's finance and accounting organization, including Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance.
He began his career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen LLP, serving both large public and smaller private clients in the consumer products and healthcare industries. He then served in senior audit and consulting roles at Ernst & Young LLP prior to joining Under Armour.
A graduate of James Madison University, Mr. Bergman holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting.
Colin Browne has been Chief Operating Officer since February 2020. Prior to that, he served as Chief Supply Chain Officer from July 2017 to February 2020 and President of Global Sourcing from September 2016 to June 2017. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Vice President and Managing Director for VF Corporation, leading its sourcing and product supply organization in Asia and Africa from November 2013 to August 2016 and as Vice President of Footwear Sourcing from November 2011 to October 2013. Prior thereto, Mr. Browne served as Executive Vice President of Footwear and Accessories for Li and Fung Group LTD from September 2010 to November 2011 and Chief Executive Officer, Asia for Pentland Brands PLC from April 2006 to January 2010. Mr. Browne has over 25 years of experience leading sourcing efforts for large brands.
Kevin Eskridge has been Chief Product Officer since May 2017, with oversight of the Company's category management model, product, merchandising and design functions.
Mr. Eskridge joined Under Armour in 2009 and has served in various leadership roles including Vice President, China, Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising and President, Sports Performance. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President, Merchandising of Armani Exchange from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Eskridge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.
Paul Fipps has been Chief Experience Officer, responsible for the company’s overall consumer experience and digital strategy including its global retail and ecommerce business, Connected Fitness platform, software engineering, customer relationship management, human performance and data science functions since February 2020. Prior to that he served as Chief Digital Officer from February 2018 to February 2020, Chief Technology Officer from June 2017 to January 2018 and Chief Information Officer from December 2014 to June 2017. Prior thereto, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations from September 2016 to June 2017, Senior Vice President of Global Planning from December 2014 to February 2015 and Senior Vice President of Global Operations from January 2014 to December 2014. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Chief Information Officer and Corporate Vice President of Business Services at The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), a leading distributor of fine wines, spirits, beer, bottled water and other beverages from May 2009 to December 2013, as Vice President of Business Services from January 2007 to April 2009 and in other leadership positions from 1998 to 2007.
Alessandro de Pestel has been Chief Marketing Officer since October 2018. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Communications and Consumer Insights for Tommy Hilfiger Global from October 2014 to September 2018 and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication from January 2007 to September 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. de Pestel served in various leadership roles in Marketing and Communications at brands such as Calvin Klein, Fila, Omega and Christian Dior from 1999 to 2006.
Stephanie Pugliese has been President of North America since September 2019. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. Pugliese served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Duluth Trading Company from February 2015 to August 2019, and as President from February 2012 to August 2019. Prior thereto, Ms. Pugliese served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Duluth Trading Company from February 2014 to February 2015, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer from July 2010 to February 2012 and as Vice President of Product Development from November 2008 to July 2010. Ms. Pugliese also served in various leadership roles with Lands’ End, Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and at Ann Inc. from 2000 to 2003.
Tchernavia Rocker has been our Chief People and Culture Officer since February 2019. Prior to joining our Company, she served more than 18 years in Human Resources leadership roles at Harley-Davidson, Inc., most recently as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from June 2016 through January 2019, as General Manager, Human Resources from January 2012 through May 2016, and in various other Human Resources leadership positions since joining the company in 2000. Prior to that, she served in various HR and operations roles at Goodyear Dunlop North America Tire Inc.
John Stanton has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel since February 2018 and Corporate Secretary since 2008. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel from March 2013 to January 2018, Vice President, Corporate Governance and Compliance from October 2007 to February 2013 and Deputy General Counsel from February 2006 to September 2007. Prior to joining our Company, he served in various legal roles at MBNA Corporation from 1993 to 2005, including as Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Governance and Assistant Secretary. He began his legal career at the law firm Venable, LLP.
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