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.
Kerry D. Chandler
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kerry D. Chandler has been Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2015. Prior to joining our Company, she served as Global Head of Human Resources for Christie’s International from February 2014 to November 2014. Prior thereto, Ms. Chandler served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the National Basketball Association from January 2011 to January 2014 and Senior Vice President of Human Resources from October 2007 to December 2010. Ms. Chandler also held executive positions in human resources for the Walt Disney Company, including Senior Vice President of Human Resources for ESPN. Prior to that, Ms. Chandler also held various senior management positions in Human Resources for IBM, and Motorola, Inc. and she began her career at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
Chief Information Officer
Paul Fipps has been Chief Information Officer since March 2015. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations from January 2014 to February 2015. 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.
Kip J. Fulks
Chief Marketing Officer
Kip J. Fulks has been Chief Marketing Officer since November 2015. Prior to that, he served as President of Footwear and Innovation from March 2015 to October 2015, Chief Operating Officer from September 2011 to February 2015 and as President of Product from October 2013 to November 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Fulks served 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.
Executive Vice President, Global Operations
James H. Hardy, Jr. has been Executive Vice President of Global Operations since March 2015. Prior to that, he served as Chief Supply Chain Officer from April 2012 to February 2015. 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 Procter & Gamble Company.
Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Maurath
Chief Revenue Officer
Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Maurath has been Chief Revenue Officer since November 2015. He is responsible for all global sales channels, including global wholesale, retail stores, e-commerce for all of the Company’s regions and global logistics. Prior thereto he served as President of International from September 2012 to October 2015. 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.
Lawrence (Chip) Molloy
Chief Financial Officer
Lawrence (Chip) Molloy has been Chief Financial Officer since January 2016. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Senior Advisor to Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm from October 2014 to December 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. Molloy served as Special Advisor to PetSmart, Inc. from June 2013 to April 2014, and had previously served as Chief Financial Officer of PetSmart from September 2007 to June 2013. Prior thereto, he worked with Circuit City Stores, Inc., and served as Chief Financial Officer of Retail from 2006 to 2007, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis from 2004 to 2006 and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis from 2003 to 2004. Prior to Circuit City, he served in various leadership, planning and strategy roles for Capital One Financial Corporation, AGL Capital Investments, LLC, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group and the U.S. Navy. He served ten years in the Navy as a fighter pilot, later retiring from the Navy Reserve with a rank of Commander.
Henry B. Stafford
Chief Merchandising Officer
Henry Stafford has been Chief Merchandising Officer since December 2014. Mr. Stafford oversees all aspects of the Company’s product and product development for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories, including innovation, design and merchandising. He is also responsible for the oversight of the Category Management group and the sourcing, planning and development functions within the Company’s supply chain. 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.
Chief Digital Officer
Robin Thurston has been Chief Digital Officer since December 2014, with primary responsibility for the overall strategic direction of Under Armour’s Connected Fitness business. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Digital from December 2013 to November 2014. Mr. Thurston joined our Company in December 2013 when Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness, Inc. Mr. Thurston co-founded MapMyFitness in February 2007, and built it into one of the world’s largest open fitness tracking platforms. Prior thereto, Mr. Thurston worked in the investment management industry.