12 Dec Under Armour Adds New Senior Management In Europe And Communications
Under Armour Inc. made two new additions to its senior management team. These appointments will support Under Amour’s focus on growing and scaling its international business and broadening its expertise in strategic, global communications.
“We are excited to add two talented senior executives to our bench, further strengthening our ability to build the Under Armour brand globally,” said Under Armour Chairman and CEO Kevin Plank. “Massimo and Kelley bring unique combinations of strategic expertise and vision to their respective roles. I look forward to their leadership and contribution as we enter our next chapter of growth.”
Massimo Baratto Named Vice President And Managing Director Europe
Massimo Baratto will join Under Armour as vice president and managing director of its European business, reporting to Chief Revenue Officer Charlie Maurath. Responsible for driving profitable growth, brand awareness and cultivating strategic partnerships in Europe, he will be based in Amsterdam.
Baratto brings nearly 30 years of international experience from a variety of industries, brands and regions. Most recently, he served as CEO of the Oberalp Group, the Italian-based owner of Dynafit, Pomoca, Salewa and Wild Country and international distributor of Under Armour, Speedo, Fischer, Spyder, Barts and Rip Curl. Since joining Oberalp in 2001, he served in various senior management roles, leading its portfolio of outdoor footwear, apparel and equipment brands. Prior to Oberalp, Baratto served in managing director roles for food and snack companies Zuegg and Unichips, respectively.
Kelley McCormick Appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Kelley McCormick will join Under Armour in the newly created position of senior vice president of corporate communications. As a member of the company’s executive team and a direct report to Plank, McCormick will lead the strategic visioning and execution for UA’s global corporate communications including corporate media relations and employee communications. She will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Baltimore.
McCormick has successfully led complex campaigns for numerous corporate and non-profit organizations. She has more than 20 years of high-level strategic experience in corporate affairs, brand and reputation management, and public policy initiatives for leading companies in the consumer packaged goods, news and entertainment, biopharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. She was most recently managing director at SKDKnickerbocker, an award-winning strategic communications agency.