Nike Organizational Changes
NIKE announced management and organizational changes to drive continued growth.
“We are fortunate to have built a strong and deep bench of talent across our organization. As we move forward to deliver our long-term goals, the leadership changes we are announcing today will help us to continue to drive growth around the world,” said Mark Parker, President and CEO, NIKE, Inc.
Michael Spillane, VP / GM of Footwear, will become President, Product and Merchandising succeeding Jeanne Jackson. Jackson will move to a new role working directly with Parker advising on future strategy. Spillane has been with Nike for nine years. He was previously VP / GM of Greater China and President and CEO of Converse.
Elliott Hill, President of Geographies and Sales, will become President of Geographies and Integrated Marketplace, overseeing both the wholesale and direct to consumer businesses. Hill has nearly three decades of global Nike experience, having held senior leadership positions in Sales, Geographies, and DTC.
Christiana Shi, President of DTC, will retire in September to spend more time with her family. Shi joined Nike in 2010 and has led the growth and strengthening of the Company’s DTC capabilities. She will be succeeded by Heidi O’Neill. O’Neill has been at Nike since 1998 and was the VP / GM of Nike Women’s business for seven years and led strong growth in the category before moving to VP of Nike Stores in 2014. As President of DTC, O’Neill will report to Hill.