This week, three more senior executives have left Nike in the wake of an internal review addressing several complaints of inappropriate workplace behavior and hiring and promotion practices.
On Monday it was revealed that Nike’s Head of Diversity, Antoine Andrews, had left, but now, The Wall Street Journal’s Sara Germano is reporting that two more executives have exited Nike.
According to sources that spoke with The Wall Street Journal, Vikrant Singh, a senior brand director for the Nike Basketball brand in North America, and Daniel Tawiah, vice president of global brand digital-marketing innovation, were forced to leave the company.
It is unclear why these executives were forced to leave the company, but their departures were abrupt, according to sources that spoke with The Wall Street Journal. Both executives had spent over a decade working at Nike.
The exits of these executives come just weeks after Nike’s No. 2 executive, Trevor Edwards, resigned his position. Days later, the brand forced out Jayme Martin, a vice president and general manager of global categories including women’s, running, training, and basketball. Nike had received complaints about Martin but not about Edwards, who will stay with Nike until August.
According to sources that spoke with the Wall Street Journal, Martin and Edwards protected male subordinates that engaged in behavior that was demeaning to fellow colleagues.
In early April, Nike’s top human resource executive Monique Matheson told employees in a memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, that the company had “failed to gain traction” in hiring and promoting women and minorities.
Source: The Wall Street Journal