Kevin A. Plank
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Our business began in 1995 as an idea of our founder, Kevin A. Plank, then special teams captain of the University of Maryland football team. Tired of repeatedly changing the cotton T-shirt under his jersey as it became wet and heavy during the course of a game, Mr. Plank set out to develop a next generation shirt that would remain drier and lighter. He created a new category of sporting apparel called performance apparel, and built our Company into a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Mr. Plank has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1996 and as our President from 1996 to July 2008 and since August 2010. 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.
Byron K. Adams Jr.
Former Managing Director and Founder of Rosewood Capital, LLC
Byron K. Adams, Jr. has been a director of Under Armour since September 2003. Mr. Adams served as Senior Advisor to our Chairman from October 2013 to November 2014 and as Chief performance Officer of Under Armour from October 2011 to September 2013, with primary responsibility for the development of company-wide business strategy, human resources and organizational alignment and processes. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Adams founded and was a managing director of Rosewood Capital, LLC from 1985 to September 2011. Rosewood Capital is a private equity firm focused on consumer brands that, through its affiliates, was the institutional investor in our company prior to our initial public offering. At Rosewood Capital, Mr. Adams was primarily responsible for assisting management teams in the development of their business strategies and organizations. Currently, Mr. Adams serves as Advisor to Anthos Capital, L.P. and Morgan Stanley Ventures, venture funds specializing in growth capital investments.
George W. Bodenheimer
Former President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports
George W. Bodenheimer has been a director of Under Armour since August 2014. Mr. Bodenheimer served as Executive Chairman of ESPN, Inc., a multimedia, multinational sports entertainment company from January 2012 to June 2014. Prior thereto, he served as Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks from April 2004 to January 2012, President of ABC Sports from March 2003 to January 2012 and served as President of ESPN from November 1998 to January 2012. With ESPN since 1981, Mr. Bodenheimer served in a variety of senior sales and marketing positions prior to his appointment as President. Mr. Bodenheimer serves on the Board of Directors of Sirius XM Radio Inc., Inc. and is a member of its compensation committee.
Douglas E. Coltharp
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, HealthSouth Corporation
Douglas E. Coltharp has been a director of Under Armour since December 2004. Since May 2010, Mr. Coltharp has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HealthSouth Corporation. Prior thereto, 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.
Anthony W. Deering
Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, The Rouse Company
Anthony W. Deering has been a director of Under Armour since August 2008. Since 2005, Mr. Deering has served as Chairman of Exeter Capital, LLC, a private investment firm. Prior thereto, Mr. Deering served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Rouse Company, a large publicly-traded national real estate company, from 1997 to 2004. With The Rouse Company since 1972, Mr. Deering previously had served as Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Deering serves on the Board of Directors of Brixmor Property Group, Inc., and is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Deering also serves as Lead Independent Director on the Boards of the T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds and is a member of the Deutsche Bank Americas Regional Client Advisory Board.
Karen W. Katz
President and Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC
Karen W. Katz has been a director of Under Armour since October 2014. Ms. Katz has served as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC since 2010. Neiman Marcus Group is an international multi-brand omnichannel retailer whose portfolio of brands includes Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and mytheresa.com. Since joining Neiman Marcus in 1985, Ms. Katz has 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.
Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Alex.Brown, Incorporated
A.B. Krongard has been a director of Under Armour since July 2005 and Lead Director since May 2006. Mr. Krongard served as Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2001 to 2004 and as counselor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Krongard previously served in various capacities at Alex.Brown, Incorporated, including as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Upon the merger of Alex.Brown with Bankers Trust Corporation in September 1997, Mr. Krongard became Vice Chairman of the Board of Bankers Trust and served in such capacity until joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 2001. Mr. Krongard serves on the Board of Directors of Iridium Communications, Inc. and is a member of its compensation and Chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committees, serves on the Board of Directors of Apollo Global Management and is a member of its audit committee and serves on the Board of Directors of Seventy Seven Energy.
William R. McDermott
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board Member, SAP SE
William R. McDermott has been a director of Under Armour since August 2005. Mr. McDermott has served as Chief Executive Officer of SAP SE since May 2014 and Executive Board Member of SAP SE since 2010. Prior thereto, Mr. McDermott served as Co-Chief Executive Officer from February 2010 to May 2014 and as President of Global Field Operations and Chief Executive Officer of SAP Americas & Asia Pacific Japan. SAP is a business software company that provides collaborative business solutions to companies of all sizes. Prior to joining SAP in 2002, Mr. McDermott served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations at Siebel Systems from 2001 to 2002, and President of Gartner, Inc. from 2000 to 2001. Mr. McDermott rose through the ranks at Xerox from 1983 to 2000. In his last leadership position at Xerox, Mr. McDermott served as a division President and Corporate Officer from 1997 to 2000. Mr. McDermott is currently serving on the Board of Directors of ANSYS, Inc., a provider of engineering and simulation software and technologies, and as a member of its compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees.
Eric T. Olson
Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
Eric T. Olson has been a director of Under Armour since July 2012. Admiral Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 as a full 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 was the first Navy SEAL officer to be promoted to three- and four-star ranks. 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. As President and Managing Member of ETO Group, LLC since September 2011, Admiral Olson is now an independent national security consultant who supports 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 also serves as a Director of the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Harvey L. Sanders
Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Nautica Enterprises, Inc.
Harvey L. Sanders has been a director of Under Armour since November 2004. 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 Starlight Starbright Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.