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.
Chief Financial Officer
Kip J. Fulks
Chief Operating Officer
Kip J. Fulks has been Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. He currently oversees the Company’s supply chain operations, information technology, security, product innovation and global footwear. He previously served as President of Product from October 2013 to November 2014, as Executive Vice President of Product from January 2011 to August 2011 and Senior Vice President of Outdoor and Innovation from March 2008 to December 2010. He also held various senior management positions in Outdoor, Sourcing, Quality Assurance and Product Development from 1997 to February 2008.
James H. Hardy, Jr.
Chief Supply Chain Officer
James H. Hardy, Jr. has been Chief Supply Chain Officer since April 2012. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Hospira, a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, from January 2011 to April 2012 and as Corporate Vice President of Supply Chain from October 2009 to December 2010. Prior thereto, Mr. Hardy served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Dial Corporation from October 2007 to October 2009, as Executive Vice President of Product Supply for ConAgra Foods, Inc. from 2005 to 2007 and held various supply chain management leadership positions at The Clorox Company and The Proctor & Gamble Company.
Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Maurath
Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Maurath has been President of International since September 2012. Prior to joining our Company, he served for 22 years in various leadership positions with adidas, including Senior Vice President, adidas Group Latin America, from 2003 to 2012 with overall responsibility for Latin America including the Reebok and Taylor Made businesses and Vice President, adidas Nordic, from 2000 to 2003 responsible for its business in the Nordic region and the Baltic states. Prior thereto, Mr. Maurath served in other management positions for adidas, including Managing Director of its business in Sweden and Thailand and Area Manger of sales and marketing for its distributor and licensee businesses in Scandinavia and Latin America.
Matthew C. Mirchin
President of North America
Matthew C. Mirchin has been President of North America since December 2014. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Marketing from October 2013 to November 2014, Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Sports Marketing from March 2012 to September 2013 and Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing from January 2010 to February 2012. He also held various senior management positions in Sales from May 2005 to December 2009. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Mirchin served as President of Retail and Team Sports from 2002 to 2005 and President of Team Sports from 2001 to 2002 for Russell Athletic. Prior to joining Russell Athletic, Mr. Mirchin served in various capacities at the Champion Division of Sara Lee Corporation from 1994 to 2001 and started his career with the NBA.
Executive Vice President of Global Marketing
Adam Peake has been the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing since December 2014. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America and was the principal executive in charge of North American Sales from January 2010 to November 2014. He also served as interim Vice President of Footwear from May 2009 to December 2009 and held various senior management positions in Sales for the Company from 2002 to 2009.
Henry B. Stafford
Chief Merchandising Officer
Henry Stafford has been Chief Merchandising Officer since December 2014. He is responsible for the integration of the Company’s apparel, accessories and merchandizing globally and oversees the Company’s direct to consumer sales channels. Prior to that, he served as President of North America from October 2013 to November 2014, Senior Vice President of Apparel, Outdoor & Accessories from September 2011 to September 2013 and as Senior Vice President of Apparel from June 2010 to August 2011. Prior to joining our company, he worked with American Eagle Outfitters as Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of The AE Brand from April 2007 to May 2010, General Merchandise Manager and Senior Vice President of Men’s and AE Canadian Division from April 2005 to March 2007 and General Merchandise Manager and Vice President of Men’s from September 2003 to March 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Stafford served in a variety of capacities for Old Navy from 1998 to 2003, including Divisional Merchandising Manager for Men’s Tops from 2001 to 2003, and served as a buyer for Abercrombie and Fitch from 1996-1998.