2015 inductee

Trevor Edwards

Position when inducted: President, Nike Brand, Nike, Inc.

Trevor Edwards was born in London, England. He grew up in London and Jamaica before attending Baruch College, City University of New York, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business in 1984. Five years later, while also working fulltime, he returned to Baruch College to receive his MBA.

Edwards began his professional career at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., before joining Colgate-Palmolive Company to work in marketing. In 1992, Edwards joined NIKE as a regional marketing manager.

In his role of President, Edwards provides long-term business vision for one of the world’s most iconic brands and leads NIKE’s deep understanding of consumers worldwide. Edwards’ successful career at NIKE showcases his ambition to put the consumer and the athlete at the center of all the company does. A true global citizen, Edwards’ unique outlook drives NIKE’s approach to making profound, long-lasting connections with people in more than 160 countries across six continents.

Throughout his storied career at the world’s most innovative and inspirational sports brand, Edwards has led some of NIKE’s biggest breakthroughs, including a transformation of the digital landscape through the creation of Nike+ and was instrumental in NIKE becoming the world’s leading football (soccer) brand. Today, his responsibilities include leadership over the NIKE brand, which includes the company’s entire geographical business: wholesale, retail and e-commerce operations.

Edwards has been widely recognized for his influence in sports and business in publications from Sports Illustrated to Fast Company. He has served on the board of Mattel, Inc. since 2012. Edwards lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and twin sons.

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