UNDER ARMOUR ANNOUNCES CEO TRANSITION
Patrik Frisk to Step Down; Colin Browne Appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective June 1, 2022 Board Initiates Comprehensive Search for Permanent Successor
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Mr. Plank became Under Armour’s Executive Chairman and Brand Chief in January 2020, after serving as 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. Baratto has served as Chief Consumer Officer since November 2021 and served as SVP, Managing Director EMEA from May 2018 to October 2021. Before joining Under Armour, Mr. Baratto served as the CEO of the Oberalp Group from January 2003 to May 2018, coordinating the group’s brands, national subsidiaries, individual business units, and product divisions. He has over 30 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods and sporting goods industries.
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 interim President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2022. Mr. Browne served as Chief Operating Officer from February 2020 through May 2022. 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.
Lisa K. Collier has been Chief Product Officer since April 2020. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. Collier served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) from June 2016 to January 2020. Prior thereto, Ms. Collier served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Dockers Brand of Levi Strauss & Company from July 2013 to May 2016 and as Chief Transformation Officer from October 2013 to January 2015. Ms. Collier also served as Senior Vice President of Product Development and Innovation across all brands from 2012 to 2013, Senior Vice President Global Dockers Merchandising, Licensing, Supply Chain from 2010 to 2012, as Managing Director and General Manager of Levi Strauss Australia and New Zealand from 2007 to 2011, as Vice President of U.S. Retail from 2006 to 2007 and as Vice President of Product Management for the U.S. Levi’s Brand from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Company, Ms. Collier served in various leadership roles at Sunrise Brands (formerly Tarrant Apparel Group) from 1999 to 2003. She also served in various merchandising positions at The Limited from 1987 to 1999. She began her career of more than thirty years in Retail and Apparel at Hess’s Department Store.
Since May 2010, Mr. Coltharp has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Encompass Health Corporation (formerly HealthSouth Corporation). Before that, Mr. Coltharp served as a partner at Arlington Capital Advisors and Arlington Investment Partners, a Birmingham, Alabama based financial advisory and private equity business from May 2007 to April 2010 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Saks Incorporated and its predecessor organization from 1996 to May 2007.
Ms. DeVard served as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer of Office Depot, Inc. from January 2018 to March 2020, leading their eCommerce and Customer Service functions and Marketing and Communications and as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from September 2017 to December 2017. Before that, Ms. DeVard served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The ADT Corporation, a leading provider of home and business security services, from March 2014 through May 2016. From July 2012 to March 2014, she was Principal of DeVard Marketing Group, a firm specializing in advertising, branding, communications and traditional/digital/multicultural marketing strategies. Before that, she served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Nokia. Ms. DeVard served in a number of senior marketing roles throughout her career, including as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management of Verizon Communications, Inc., Chief Marketing Officer of the e-Consumer business at Citibank N.A. and other senior marketing positions at Revlon Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment, the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and the Pillsbury Company. In 2021, Ms. DeVard founded the Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA), an alliance designed to champion corporate diversity and help build the next generation of C-suite marketing executives. Ms. DeVard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cars.com and is a member of its Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees and on the Board of Directors of Root, Inc. and is a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the chair of its Strategy Committee. Ms. DeVard was nominated to stand for election to the Board of Directors of Dow Inc. at its upcoming annual meeting of stockholders to be held on April 14, 2022. Ms. DeVard previously served on the Board of Directors of Focus Impact Acquisition Corp. from October 2021 to January 2022 and on the Board of Directors of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. from July 2016 to January 2018.
Dr. El-Erian served as CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO, one of the world’s premier investment management firms, from December 2007 to March 2014. He currently serves as Chief Economic Advisor of Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO, a role he has held since March 2014, and is the President of Queens’ College, Cambridge. Dr. El-Erian joined PIMCO in 1999 as a senior member of the portfolio management and investment strategy group. In February 2006, he became president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity responsible for managing the university’s endowment, before returning to PIMCO in 2007 to serve as co-CEO and co-CIO. From December 2012 to January 2017, he was chair of the U.S. President’s Global Economic Development Council. Previously, he was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and worked at the International Monetary Fund for 15 years, rising to the position of Deputy Director. He is a board member of the National Bureau of Economic Research serving on its Executive Committee, and chairs the Microsoft Investment Advisory Committee. Dr. El-Erian also serves as non-executive director of Barclays plc and is also a columnist for Bloomberg and a contributing editor at the Financial Times.
Mr. Gibbs serves as Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc. (“YUM”), a position he has held since January 2020, and has served as a member of YUM’s board of directors since November 2019. Before that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2019 to December 2019, as President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from January 2019 to August 2019 and as President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2016 to December 2018. Before these positions, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Hut Division from January 2015 to April 2016. From January 2014 to December 2014, Mr. Gibbs served as President of Pizza Hut U.S. Before these positions, Mr. Gibbs served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Yum! Restaurants International, Inc. (“YRI”) from May 2012 through December 2013. Mr. Gibbs served as Chief Financial Officer of YRI from January 2011 to April 2012. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut U.S. from September 2005 to December 2010. From March 2016 to January 2020, Mr. Gibbs served on the Board of Directors of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
Ms. Katz has served as interim CEO of Intermix, an omni-channel women’s fashion business, since June 2022, and previously served as President and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, one of the world’s leading luxury and fashion retailers, from 2010 to February 2018. Having joined Neiman Marcus in 1985, Ms. Katz served in key executive and leadership roles in the company’s merchant, stores and eCommerce organizations as Executive Vice President—Stores, a member of the Office of the Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group, and President, Neiman Marcus Online, and President and CEO, Neiman Marcus Stores. Ms. Katz serves on the Board of Directors of Humana Inc. and is a member of its Nominating, Governance & Sustainability and Technology Committees and on the Board of Directors of The RealReal, Inc. and is a member of its Audit Committee. Ms. Katz previously served on the Board of Directors of Casper Sleep from April 2019 to January 2022.
Mr. Moore served as Chief Executive Officer of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organizations, from April 2017 to May 2021. Before that, Mr. Moore founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of BridgeEdU, an innovative technology platform addressing the college completion and job placement crisis from July 2014 to February 2017 and served as its Chairman from June 2017 to June 2019, when it was acquired. Mr. Moore worked as an investment banker with Citigroup and served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Moore is a decorated army combat veteran and a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Mr. Moore currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Focus Impact Acquisition Corp.; on the Board of Directors of Longview Acquisition Corp. and is a member of its Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees; and on the Board of Directors of IAC/INTERACTIVECORP. Mr. Moore previously served on the Board of Directors of Green Thumb Industries Inc. from July 2018 to March 2022.
Admiral Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 as an Admiral after 38 years of military service. He served in special operations units throughout his career, during which he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs and was awarded several decorations for leadership and valor including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star. Admiral Olson’s career culminated as the head of the United States Special Operations Command from July 2007 to August 2011, where he was responsible for the mission readiness of all Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations forces. In this capacity, he led over 60,000 people and managed an annual budget in excess of ten billion dollars. Admiral Olson served as Chief Executive Officer of HANS Premium Water, a clean water solution for homes, from June 2019 to May 2020. He has served as President and Managing Member of ETO Group, LLC since September 2011, supporting a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Admiral Olson serves on the Board of Directors of Iridium Communications, Inc. and is a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and on the Board of Directors of Sarcos Technology & Robotics Corp and is a member of its Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Admiral Olson also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Stephanie Pugliese has been President of the Americas since June 2020. Prior to that she served as President of North America from September 2019 to May 2020. 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 Chief People & Administrative Officer since June 2020. Prior to that she served as Chief People and Culture Officer from February 2019 to May 2020. 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.
Mr. Sanders is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nautica Enterprises, Inc. He served as Chairman from 1993 to 2003 and as Chief Executive Officer and President from 1977 to 2003, until VF Corporation acquired Nautica Enterprises, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Sanders currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis and the enCourageKids Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.
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.
and Compensation Committee
and Sustainability Committee
Finance and Capital
|Kevin A. Plank|
|Douglas E. Coltharp||Audit Committee||Finance & Capital Planning Committee|
|Jerri L. DeVard||Compensation Committee||Corporate Governance Committee|
|Mohamed El-Erian||Audit Committee||Finance & Capital Planning Committee|
|David W. Gibbs||Audit Committee||Compensation Committee|
|Karen W. Katz||Corporate Governance Committee||Finance & Capital Planning Committee|
|Westley Moore||Corporate Governance Committee|
|Eric T. Olson||Corporate Governance Committee|
|Harvey L. Sanders||Compensation Committee|
The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities to Under Armour and its stockholders by overseeing (a) the quality and integrity of the company's financial statements, the accounting and financial reporting process, and the company's systems of internal accounting and financial controls, (b) those involved in the preparation and review of the financial statements, (c) the performance of the company's internal audit function and the independent auditor and (d) the compliance by the company with legal and regulatory requirements, including the company's disclosure controls and procedures.
The purpose of this committee is (i) to approve, implement, administer, and evaluate Under Armour’s compensation plans, policies, and programs for its directors, Chief Executive Officer and other executive officers of the company and (ii) to oversee the Company’s key human capital management strategies and programs.
The purpose of this committee is (i) to identify individuals qualified to become members of Under Armour’s Board of Directors, (ii) to recommend director nominees for each annual meeting of shareholders and nominees for election to fill any vacancies on the Board of Directors, (iii) to develop and recommend to the Board of Directors a set of corporate governance guidelines applicable to the company, (iv) to oversee the evaluation of the board and management and (v) to oversee the company’s significant strategies, programs, policies and practices relating to sustainability (including environmental and human rights issues and impacts) and corporate responsibility.
The Finance and Capital Planning Committee assists the Board of Directors in overseeing the financial and capital investment policies, planning, and activities of Under Armour in support of its long-term goals.
At Under Armour, our values define us. The Under Armour Code of Conduct contains the standards we expect our teammates to uphold as we work to live our Vision, Mission and Values through our business practices.
On October 14, 2019, we adopted an updated Code of Conduct, where we ask all our teammates to Make the Right Call in everything they do. Our updated Code of Conduct emphasizes the importance of teammates speaking up and the resources available to those who report an ethical concern.
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