Mark Parker

Mark Parker is the current CEO of global sportswear giant Nike, Inc. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Parker attended Penn State University and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor’s of Political Science. He joined Nike as a footwear designer two years later in 1979, becoming Division Vice President in 1989, General Manager in 1993, and Vice President of Global Footwear in 1998. Serving as co-president with Charlie Denson in 2001, Parker was appointed as the company’s chief executive in 2006. Parker’s tenure as Nike’s CEO has been marked by a hands-on approach to the design direction of the company, with Parker still participating in the shoe design and innovation process via the core “HTM” research and development team, consisting of Tinker Hatfield, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and himself. Parker is also known for bringing Nike into the realm of fashion, appealing to youth worldwide by situating Nike’s sneakers as must-have fashion items. Since his appointment as CEO, Nike has experienced increases in annual revenue of 60 percent, profit increases of 57 percent, and doubling of its market cap. Parker currently lives with his wife and three children.

Nike Pledges Over $15 Million USD To Fight Coronavirus
Footwear 

Nike Pledges Over $15 Million USD To Fight Coronavirus

Donations will be split between food banks, medical research organizations and more.

Jordan Brand Records First Billion-Dollar Quarter
Footwear 

Jordan Brand Records First Billion-Dollar Quarter

Mark Parker described it as “an incredible milestone.”

The HYPE Report: Kanye Releases 'Jesus is King,' Nike CEO Mark Parker Steps Down and More
The HYPE Report

The HYPE Report: Kanye Releases 'Jesus is King,' Nike CEO Mark Parker Steps Down and More

We also discuss da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ coming to the Louvre, the new NBA season, and the latest ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.’

The End of Mark Parker’s Reign Sparks a New Tech-Focused Era for Nike
Footwear 

The End of Mark Parker’s Reign Sparks a New Tech-Focused Era for Nike

Former eBay CEO John Donahoe will take his place.

Nike President & CEO Mark Parker Is Officially Stepping Down
Footwear 

Nike President & CEO Mark Parker Is Officially Stepping Down

Experienced executive John Donahoe will take his place.


Nike's 2020 Q1 Results Boast $10.7 Billion USD in Revenue
Fashion 

Nike's 2020 Q1 Results Boast $10.7 Billion USD in Revenue

Plus an increase in net income.

Nike CEO Mark Parker Talks Air Max 1 "Betsy Ross" Controversy
Footwear

Nike CEO Mark Parker Talks Air Max 1 "Betsy Ross" Controversy

Parker also discusses the Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.

Nike's Auto-Lacing HyperAdapt Surfaces in MAG Colorway for the Basketball Court
Footwear

Nike's Auto-Lacing HyperAdapt Surfaces in MAG Colorway for the Basketball Court

Thanks to A’ja Wilson of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces for the tease.

Nike Doubles Down on Sustainability in FY18 Impact Report
Footwear

Nike Doubles Down on Sustainability in FY18 Impact Report

CEO Mark Parker breaks down the sportswear giant’s long-term goals.

Mark Parker Confirms More Nike Auto-Lacing Sneakers Are Coming
Footwear

Mark Parker Confirms More Nike Auto-Lacing Sneakers Are Coming

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