Greg Thompson, Nike’s vice president of footwear and a long-time employee of the company, has just exited Nike. This marks the fourth executive departure from the company this week.
Thompson’s exit is the latest in a huge shakeup of senior management that was brought on amid complaints of a “boys’ club” culture at Nike, according to the Portland Business Journal.
Last month, CEO Mark Parker announced an investigation into workplace misconduct and since, the scope of the investigation has been growing rapidly. Now, several positions have been cleared for new talent.
On Monday, it was revealed that Nike’s Head of Diversity, Antoine Andrews, had left the company. On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal revealed that two more executives, 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.
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.
Source: Portland Business Journal