Nike, Inc. is undertaking several reshuffles on its management level. Firstly, the US sportswear giant announced that Jim Calhoun, currently president and CEO of Converse, is leaving the company to “pursue other interests”. Calhoun has held his position for almost five years after working as president of the Dockers brand at Levi Strauss & Co. until April 2011.
He will hand over his role to Davide Grasso, who has been with Nike for more than 20 years, most recently working as chief marketing officer. This position will be taken over by Greg Hoffman, currently VP of global brand creative and experience.

In addition, Michael Spillane, currently VP/GM of footwear, will become president, product and merchandising. He succeeds Jeanne Jackson, who will move to a new strategic advisory role, directly working with Mark Parker, Nike’s president and CEO.

Other announcements include the promotion of Elliott Hill, currently president of geographies and sales, to oversee both the company’s wholesale and direct-to-consumer business as president of geographies and integrated marketplace. Christiana Shi, president of the direct-to-consumer business, will retire in September and be succeeded by Heidi O’Neill, currently VP of Nike stores. She will report to Elliot Hill.
While Davide Grasso and Michael Spillane will report directly to Mark Parker, Greg Hoffmann and Elliot Hill will report to Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike brand.