Nike Appoints GM of Global Footwear

Nike Appoints GM of Global Footwear

Nike, Inc. plans to appoint Michael Spillane as VP and GM of global footwear. effective June 1, 2015.

In this new role, Spillane will be responsible for leading Nike’s global footwear strategy and will report to Jeanne Jackson, Nike’s president of global product and merchandising. In his current role as VP and GM of Greater China, Spillane led the strategy to reset the market in Greater China, delivering strong growth and successful brand positioning in one of Nike’s most important geographies.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Spillane has also held a range of Nike, Inc. positions including CEO of Converse and CEO and President of Umbro, where he oversaw its divestiture in 2012.

“Michael is a proven leader whose vision was instrumental in driving growth in Greater China,” said Jackson. “As head of global footwear, we look forward to Michael continuing to drive our footwear agenda for consumers worldwide.”

Angela Dong will replace Spillane as VP and GM of Greater China reporting to Elliott Hill, president of geographies and sales for the Nike brand. Dong is currently CFO for Greater China.

In her new role, Dong will be responsible for shaping the vision and growth strategy for Greater China – all while continuing to elevate our brand and create strong consumer connections.

“Angela has been a key leader in our Greater China team, driving sustainable and profitable growth,” said Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike Brand. “Her proven track record and knowledge of this marketplace make her ideal for the role.”