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Under Armour names new CEO

Under Armour has announced the appointment of Stephanie Linnartz as president and chief executive officer. The hiring follows a search led by a committee of independent… View Article

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Under Armour names new CEO

Under Armour has announced the appointment of Stephanie Linnartz as president and chief executive officer.

The hiring follows a search led by a committee of independent members of Under Armour’s board of directors.

Due to take up her new role on 27 February, Linnartz currently serves as president of Marriott International where she has worked for over 25 years. In her current position, she leads all aspects of the hospitality company’s global strategy. including brand management, sales, marketing, revenue management, customer engagement, IT, digital functions and emerging businesses.

Kevin Plank, Under Armour executive chair and brand chief, said: “As a 25-year veteran of one of the world’s most respected global companies, we are thrilled to welcome Stephanie to the brand. She is a proven growth leader with a distinguished track record of brand strategy, omnichannel execution, talent acquisition and development, and passion for driving best-in-class consumer connectivity, experience, and brand loyalty.”

Linnartz will succeed Colin Browne who has served as president and chief executive on an interim basis since June 2022. He will return to his role of chief operating officer once Linnartz joins the business.

Plank added: “Colin is a world-class industry professional and has done a terrific job leading throughout the transition. The board and the entire organisation are grateful for his continued leadership and are fortunate to have such an important partner for Stephanie.”

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