Under Armour replaces president of the Americas

Dive Temporary:

  • Underneath Armour on Wednesday stated Stephanie Pugliese, the model’s president of the Americas, is leaving the corporate after three years within the function. 
  • David Baxter will take over efficient Oct. 24, however Pugliese will keep till early 2023 to assist with the transition, in line with an organization press launch. Baxter is the senior vp of Americas Wholesale at Underneath Armour, and previous to that served as CEO of Lids Sports activities Group for 3 years.
  • In the identical announcement, Underneath Armour stated Chief Authorized Officer John Stanton is retiring on the finish of the 12 months and can be changed by Mehri Shadman, additionally efficient Oct. 24. Shadman is a nine-year Underneath Armour veteran presently serving as deputy normal counsel, company and threat, and assistant company secretary.

Dive Perception:

Just a few months after Underneath Armour CEO Patrik Frisk stepped down, the athletics model is shaking up extra of its management group.

No purpose was given for Pugliese’s departure as president of the Americas, however interim CEO Colin Browne thanked the manager for her “management of our largest area throughout a extremely unsure retail surroundings.” An SEC submitting from Underneath Armour famous the corporate has entered right into a separation settlement with Pugliese and can supply her severance advantages, cowl her insurance coverage advantages for 18 months, and pay out a lump sum of 1 and a half instances her annual base wage.

The corporate’s new appointees, Shadman and Baxter, are each firm veterans, similar to Browne, who took over the interim CEO put up from his function as chief working officer. Shadman has spent nearly a decade with the corporate and already oversees world ethics and compliance, information privateness and enterprise threat administration. Baxter has been with the athletics retailer since 2020, but in addition brings expertise from fellow athletics manufacturers Reebok and Adidas.

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“We’re very excited to acknowledge the expertise that David and Mehri carry to our enterprise,” Browne stated in a press release. “With deep market data and excellent experience — we stay up for their confirmed management qualities serving to to architect our subsequent progress chapter.”

Underneath Armour is in a state of change after Frisk’s departure initially of June, which got here as a shock to many analysts that noticed him as “hand-picked” for the place by founder Kevin Plank. His departure took place two years into his tenure as CEO.

“I believe what the current change indicators is a change in philosophy as to the best way the corporate must be run between Patrik and Kevin. And, put extra merely, the extent of progress that the corporate must be reaching,” Tom Nikic, senior analyst of attire and footwear at Wedbush, instructed Retail Dive this summer time concerning the departure.

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