Converse Names New President and CEO
Nike has named G. Scott Uzzell as the next President and CEO of Converse. Uzzell most recently served as President, Venturing and Emerging Brands at The Coca-Cola Company where he led the development of a portfolio of brands for the company -- including Honest Tea, ZICO Coconut Water, Fairlife Milk, and Suja Juice -- and contributed to new revenue streams. Prior to that, he held a number of leadership positions at the company, including as VP and General Manager of Venturing and Emerging Brands, VP of Marketing and Strategy, President of ZICO Beverages (a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.), and more. Uzzell began his career in sales and marketing at various companies, including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and Nabisco. The Florida A&M University graduate, who also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, additionally serves on the boards of State Bank and Trust Company, Fairlife, LLC, and Suja Juice Company. He’s also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He starts his new role on January 22nd. More here.