Nike Appoints New Heads Of Global Running Categories

Nike Appoints New Heads Of Global Running Categories

Nike Inc. announced that Rosemary St. Clair has become the new VP, GM of global women’s and Cesar Garcia is the new VP, GM global running, effective immediately.

St. Clair, a 31-year Nike veteran and experienced enterprise leader, has held senior roles in North America, China and Emerging Markets including, most recently, VP, GM of Field Sports and Specialty North America and VP, GM China Running.

Garcia has been at Nike for over 17 years, most recently as VP, merchandising, global running. His previous experience includes running GM roles in both Japan and Western Europe.

Both St. Clair and Garcia will report directly to Amy Montagne, VP, GM of global categories.

“Rosemary and Cesar bring strong leadership, with deep business knowledge and experience in leading large, diverse teams,” said Montagne. “Together, they will bring a passionate and innovative approach to their respective roles and help continue to accelerate our category offense.”

St. Clair takes over for Amy Montagne, who was promoted late last month to vice president of global categories, the position left vacant by the exit of Jayme Martin amid claims of inappropriate behavior.

Garcia replaces Steve Lesnard, a 20-year Nike employee who was named head of global running in July 2016.  The Wall Street Journal reports Lesnard is no longer with Nike, though the reason for Lesnard’s departure hasn’t been disclosed.