Dec 11, 2017
Throughout her executive career as a Senior Vice President-level advisor to Nike’s C-Suite, Patty Ross has impacted every aspect of transforming a much-admired domestic brand into a global footwear, apparel, sports and recreational products powerhouse. Today, in part due to her leadership of cross- functional initiatives on behalf of Nike’s senior executive team, the company generates more than $32 billion in sales revenue annually across 160 countries with more than 74,000 employees. Widely recognized as an accomplished innovator and champion for workplace diversity, inclusion and equality, Ms. Ross has consistently delivered exceptional operational and financial performance, innovating solutions that solved complex, multi-dimensional problems, and transforming corporate cultures so that they inspired the highest levels of motivation, engagement and employee performance. Ms. Ross’ 30-year career encompasses managing increasingly strategic, high-profile divisions of Nike’s far-ranging global businesses, including Category Business Units, Global B2B, Product and Supply Chain Operations, Customer Development and Sales, Equipment, Asia-Pacific Geography, Brand Planning, Product Innovation, and her most recent role heading up Workplace Design and Connectivity.