Nike Inc. Reshuffle Leadership of Umbro, Converse and Hurley
May 23, 2011
Michael Spillane, currently CEO of Converse, has been confirmed by Nike, Inc. as the new CEO and president of Umbro, while Jim Calhoun, currently CEO of Hurley, will become CEO and president of Converse.
Both will continue to report to Nike Inc. president of affiliates Roger Wyett following current CEO and president of Umbro, Jim Allaker’s retirement.
Spillane brings more than 25 years of management experience in the apparel and textile industries to Umbro having joined Converse in 2007 as president of North America Footwear. In less than a year, he was asked to lead growth around the apparel business, as president, North America and Global Product.
Calhoun rejoins Nike, after working in its basketball business, from Levi Strauss & Company, where he had worked since 2008 as executive vice president & president of the Dockers Brand. Before joining Levi Strauss, Calhoun was with The Walt Disney Company for more than nine years in a variety of senior roles, most recently as executive vice president & general manager for Disney Consumer Products for North and Latin America.
Wyett will serve as interim CEO of Hurley as Nike, Inc. moves to name a successor.