Under Armour announces COO/CFO to depart in early 2016
Under Armour announced that Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Brad Dickerson will be stepping down to pursue another professional opportunity outside of the athletic performance industry. Dickerson has been with Under Armour since 2004, serving as CFO since 2008, and more recently gaining the title of COO in early 2015
Dickerson will remain with Under Armour until February 2016 in order to ensure a smooth transition of leadership and responsibilities, and will continue to serve in his current roles while Under Armour conducts an external search for a new CFO. The new CFO will report directly to Kevin Plank, Under Armour’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Under Armour expects to allocate key operational duties of the COO role to the new CFO and the current executive leadership team as part of the transition process.
“I want to take this opportunity to recognize Brad’s accomplishments and to thank him for his many contributions at Under Armour,” said Plank. “During his time at Under Armour, Brad has played an integral role in providing value for the company by building a strong team and demonstrating a core competency of accelerating growth, taking the company from pre-IPO to a multi-billion dollar global business.”
“I am extremely proud of being part of this dynamic brand, specifically in driving explosive growth to nearly USD 4 billion in revenue this year and laying the foundation for USD 7.5 billion in revenue by 2018,” said Dickerson. “Over the last 11 years, Under Armour has enabled me to develop many competencies, including helping an early stage company accelerate growth, and I am excited to utilize this expertise in the near future. I look forward to seeing the many great things to come from this brand and will focus on helping to secure and transition a world-class CFO.”
Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness(TM) platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.
GMG appoints new Business Development Manager
GMG UK, a leading developer of high-end colour management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Griffiths who joins the company as Business Development Manager.
Prior to joining GMG, Mark worked as Business Manager for Apple Retail where he had a specific remit to build relationships within major brands and the creative industry.
Drawing on his relevant experience, Mark is looking forward to the challenge of introducing GMG to these growing sectors who demonstrate a desire to invest in technology to enable improvements in productivity. “GMG is a respected and well-established brand with a good position in the market today. My aim is to help expand this position and to help raise awareness of the GMG brand in areas that are new to us as a business.”
Toby Burnett, MD, GMG UK, says: “Mark joins us with a wealth of experience in increasing brand awareness, marketing and relationship management gained within highly competitive markets. His knowledge and understanding of marketing to brand owners and creative organisations will help to broaden GMG’s reach within the industry.”
GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end colour management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tübingen, Germany. With more than 30 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with colour. GMG’s goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the colour management workflow in order to achieve consistent colours on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies; prepress houses; offset, flexo, packaging, digital, wide format and gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.