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Kevin Plank is returning to his roots at Under Armour. Plank, who served as chief executive since founding the apparel company in 1996, officially stepped down as CEO on January 1. Patrik Frisk, previously the company’s president and chief operating officer, succeeded Plank as CEO.
A Safe Haven, a non-profit dedicated to helping people transition out of homelessness, recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary. The event, which took place in Chicago, was attended by notable persons and individuals related to the area and the organization’s ongoing work. One individual in attendance who bears special recognition was Perry Mandera, founder of The Custom Companies Inc. Due to his work to support the non-profit, the transportation company CEO was one of the few people to be honored with an award at the event, demonstrating the organization’s appreciation for his extensive help over the years. Read on for more on the non-profit and the philanthropist.
Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer (Duda Melzer) is the Chairman and President of Grupo RBS, one of the largest media conglomerates in South America, and also the Chairman of EB Ventures, a venture capital and private equity company. During his career, Duda Melzer was responsible for the transformation of Grupo RBS from an old-school media company into a nimble, technology-oriented firm.
Jonathan Cornelissen is a data scientist and entrepreneur. His main focus over the past decade has been centered around efforts to further education in data science. His doctorate is in the field of financial econometrics. During the pursuit of that degree, he published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals on data science, statistics, and economics. He’s also known for developing an R package to be used in quantitative finance.
As the CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank recently spoke up about an issue that many people are talking about in California. Under Armour is one of the top brand choices for professional and amateur athletes around the world. In a statement, Kevin Plank pointed out that college athletes do not get compensated adequately. To illustrate his point, he stated that professional athletes receive compensation when people use their images or endorsed products.