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    ​Salomon appoints Global Chief Product Officer for new Softgoods unit


    Salomon has appointed Guillaume Meyzenq as the new Global Chief Product Officer for its new softgoods business unit.

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    Diadora hires CMO for US business


    Diadora has hired Ryan Eckel, previously Brand President of Tracksmith, as Chief Marketing Officer for the US.

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    Castore hires former JD Sports employee as Commercial Director


    Peter Alecock has been appointed the newly created role of Commercial Director at Castore.  

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    New Managing Director for ANWR Sports (Austria)


    Irina Andorfer will start as Managing Director of ANWR Sports GmbH, the wholly-owned Austrian subsidiary of the German ANWR Group eG responsible for Sport 2000 Austria.

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    ​Topgolf names new COO


    Topgolf, a brand under the umbrella of Topgolf Callaway Brands, has named Erin Chamberlin its new COO, effective July 22.

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    Allbirds has a new Vice President of Design


     Jason Israel is Allbirds’ new Vice President of Design.


    TMRW Sports makes key management hires


    TMRW Sports, a technology-driven company founded in 2022 that innovates sports, media and entertainment, has announced key additions to its leadership team with experience in the sports, media and golf industries. The company’s three new hires are Chief People Officer Wendy Caves, Chief Revenue Officer Jason Langwell and Chief Marketing ...

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    Skechers signs beach volley pros Benesh and Partain ahead of Olympics


    Skechers has contracted American beach volleyball pros Andy Benesh and Miles Partain, who will be competing for a medal at the Paris 2024 Games this summer, to wear the brand’s performance apparel and headwear.

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    Canada Goose hires new digital platform executive


    Alfredo Cunanan Mendoza Tan is Canada Goose’s new Chief Digital & Information Officer.

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    Ironman Group hires new Executive VP of Global Partnerships


    The Ironman Group has appointed Matt Scammell as its new Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships. He will lead the global partnerships team in supporting the growth of the group’s events in triathlon, trail running, road running, and cycling. Scammell has held leadership positions at major global sporting organizations. Before ...

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    Nike reshuffles management teams


    Nike promoted Tom Clarke to the role of Senior Advisor on Strategic Growth Initiatives, reporting to President and CEO John Donahoe.

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    Nike hires former executive to get retail back on track


    According to Bloomberg, Nike rehired the retired executive Tom Peddie to oversee retail partnerships after sales dropped when relationships with sneaker sellers went down.

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    POW has a COO


    After finding a new CEO in Erin Sprague in January, the Colorado-based climate advocacy organization Protect Our Winters (POW) has now announced that it has hired its very first Chief Operating Officer. In his role as COO, Ryan Laemel will be responsible for both POW and the Protect Our Winter ...

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    Former UK Sports Minister joins Hanover Communications


    Source: Hanover Dame Tracey Crouch Hanover Communications, one of EMEA’s leading strategic communications consultancies, announced the recruitment of former UK Sports Minister Dame Tracey Crouch to help drive the global growth of its fast-growing sports offering. For many years, Hanover has advised the biggest names and brands ...

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    Authentic’s new SVP set to drive growth in Japan


    Source: Authentic Brands Group Jeff Daggett Authentic Brands Group has appointed Jeff Daggett as Senior Vice President - Head of Japan. With more than thirty years of industry experience, Daggett is expected to play an integral role in strengthening Authentic’s presence and driving brand growth in the ...

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    New CFO for XXL


    Norwegian retailer XXL ASA has appointed Lars Syse Christiansen as its new CFO. He previously held this position at CircleK and Storebrand Bank, among others. He is also currently CEO of Cardboard and Wanda, two companies he co-founded. Before founding Wanda, a circular logistics platform, Christiansen was CFO of Otovo ...

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    JD Sports’ COO steps down


    Retail Gazette reports that Sherilyn Paterson, COO of JD Sports, will leave the retailer after 12 years. Paterson, who was promoted to COO last year, will step down for personal reasons. Before taking on the COO position, her roles at JD Sports included Merchandising Director and Group Operations Director.

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    ​11teamsports has a new Chief Commercial Officer


    Source: 11teamsports Andreas Kohn According to Fashion United, Germany-based football and teamsports e-tailer 11teamsports has appointed Andreas Kohn as the group’s new Chief Commercial Officer on July 1. With over two decades of experience in sales and strategy, Kohn will lead the commercial areas of all 11teamsports ...

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    Waugh steps down as CEO of PGA of America


    Seth Waugh is stepping down after six years as CEO of PGA of America. His contract was up for renewal on June 30, but Waugh decided against it, said the organization. He will stay on in a senior advisory role. Kerry Haigh, the Chief Championships Officer and a key executive ...

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    TSG moves Swiss sales in-house, new country manager


    Swiss action sports company TSG International AG has announced that it will handle the entire sales process in Switzerland directly from Sept. 1, 2024, and will therefore end its cooperation with its previous Swiss distribution partner Bucher + Walt SA on August 31, 2024. Bucher + Walt will take over ...