06 Mar Under Armour Announces Promotions
Under Armour Inc. announced a number of promotions across its organization to support its growth. Among those receiving promotions were Jason Archer, Brian Boring, Kelly Cortina, Dave Dombrow and Josh Rattet
Details are below:
- Andy Amrhein, vice president, finance, North America, will expand his role to focus on the FP&A needs for our largest business unit, North America. Amrhein has been with Under Armour for six years and has been instrumental in building the FP&A function and team over that timeframe. He will continue to report to Brad Dickerson, CFO, while partnering with Henry Stafford, president of North America to drive the financial results of the business.
- Jason Archer has been promoted to vice president, finance and operations, International,where he will continue to lay the groundwork for our exponential growth in our international businesses, as well as take on the incremental leadership in finance and operations for the execution of these businesses once launched. Archer has been with the company for nearly two years and will also continue to report to Brad Dickerson, while partnering with Charlie Maurath, President of International and Jim Hardy, chief supply chain officer.
- Brian Boring has been promoted to vice president, creative and design, where his role will expand to include scaling our global brand design standards, guidelines, guardrails and architecture to grow our marketing and advertising communications consistently around the world. Since joining UA 12 years ago as the fourth hire for the Under Armour Marketing Department, he has worked on many of the groundbreaking campaigns for the Brand, such as the first ever Team Report videos, which has evolved to the Voice of the Brand that now kicks of every major UA presentation. He has also played a critical role in many of our largest sell-ins, from the “Click Clack” campaign to our company’s Initial Public Offering. Boring has and will continue to build a team with multi-levels of talented artists, as well as onboard creative agencies that will help maintain and advance the Brand look and feel. He will continue to report to Steve Battista, SVP, Brand Creative.
- Kelly Cortina has been promoted to vice president, Brand House, expanding her responsibilities to lead the Brand House business, having full financial responsibility and providing strategic direction and day-to-day leadership. Cortina is a proven leader and passionate brand ambassador in our organization. She spearheaded efforts to open our first-ever Brand House at Harbor East – the new expression of Specialty Retail model used to launch our Tyson’s Brand House in November 2013 and the SoHo Brand House opening this spring, where we are delivering game-changing consumer and athlete experiences. In addition to leading the Brand House organization, Cortina will take a lead role in establishing and formalizing core merchandising capabilities across North America, starting with our full-price, direct to consumer businesses – Brand House and E-Commerce. In this ever-changing omni-channel world, consumers interact with our brand across channels and Cortina will be responsible for ensuring that we have cross channel alignment on our product assortment positioning and offering. She will continue to report to Susie McCabe, SVP, global retail.
- Dave Dombrow has been promoted to vice president, creative director, footwear. In less than four years since joining the brand in 2010, Dombrow has led footwear product design to places no other footwear company has gone before with the creation of SpeedForm in a bra factory. He has built a world-class team of talent that has earned the company accolades from Competitor Magazine, naming SpeedForm RC as 2013 Innovation of the Year for Footwear and recently garnering Runner’s World “Best Debut” for its Spring 2014 Shoe Guide for SpeedForm Apollo. He will continue to report to Kip Fulks, COO.
- Josh Rattet has been promoted to vice president, team sports, footwear. Rattet joined UA nearly six years ago to drive its team sports footwear business, including american football, baseball, global football, basketball and lacrosse. With his direction, the brand has catapulted into the top two for both football and baseball footwear, and, in 2013, nearly 2.5M team sport athletes chose UA footwear to compete in on their field of battle. In addition, his team revolutionized the football cleat with the launch of The Highlight MC. It was the #1 cleat for the majority of the football season in 2013, selling more than 100,000 pairs. Rattet and his team will continue to redefine the shoe game and how consumers and athletes show up on the field of play. He will also continue to report to Kip Fulks.