Kevin A. Plank is founder and former CEO of Under Armour, Inc., a company based in Maryland, USA, that specializes in manufacturing footwear and sportswear. Plank’s vision for the company first began during his university days, where he and fellow teammates struggled to play in heavy cotton t-shirts. The whole experience was uncomfortable, and the idea of a brand that would make lighter jerseys for footballers was formed. He put his idea into action and developed a successful company that was featured in Forbes. Plank stepped down as CEO toward the end of 2019, after leading the company since 1996, first as founder, then CEO and board chairman.