13 Jan Wolverine Worldwide Appoints Pat O’Malley President of Saucony
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. appointed Pat O’Malley as president of the Saucony brand. He succeeds Richie Woodworth, who was recently appointed president of the company’s Lifestyle Group. In his new role, O’Malley will report directly to Jim Gabel, president of Wolverine Worldwide’s Performance Group.
O’Malley has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, most recently serving as Saucony’s senior vice president for global product. During this time, O’Malley has developed game-changing products that have driven Saucony to become one of the top brands in the industry. O’Malley also led the launches of the innovative Isofit and Everun collections. Prior to his 12 years with Saucony, O’Malley held various leadership positions with both Nike and Reebok.
“A veteran of the industry and of our Saucony brand, Pat O’Malley has continuously proven his ability to build innovative and industry-leading teams,” said Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “We are excited Pat will be bringing his skills as a strategic partner and determined leader to the leadership role for the Saucony brand. Wolverine’s vision is to build a family of the most admired performance and lifestyle brands on earth, and we are pleased to have Pat continue to contribute to that goal in his new role.”
O’Malley commented, “Saucony has a long and rich history, with a great track record of game-changing products. I am excited by the opportunity to continue the brand’s success and drive growth for the Saucony footwear and apparel businesses. I look forward to working with our team as we invite more consumers to ‘find their strong.'”
O’Malley earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maine.