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Nike Hires Top Designer from Under Armour

By John Burns, Associate Editor
March 22, 2016

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Dave Dombrow, who has been called the top designer for Under Armour, Baltimore, was hired away from the company by Nike, Beaverton, Ore., in a major industry shakeup.

After joining Under Armour in 2010, Dombrow worked his way up to senior vice president of design; in that role, he led the company in some of its most high-profile projects, including the signature product lines for NBA MVP Stephen Curry and NFL MVP Cam Newton.

According to Nice Kicks, Under Armour’s shoe sales were up 95% to close out the fourth quarter of 2015, and the move by Nike is intended to reverse that trend.

Because of an industry non-compete clause, Dombrow is expected to take a year off and begin working at Nike in 2017. — J.B.