President, Global Operations, Nike Inc.
Since 2006, DeStefano has been President of Global Operations for Nike Inc., the world's No. 1 manufacturer of athletic shoes. He is responsible for driving growth in the Nike brand's six geographic operating regions: North America, Western Europe, Central Eastern Europe, Japan, Greater China and Emerging Markets. Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes and sports teams around the world, with the highly recognized trademark of "Just do it" and the Swoosh logo. DeStefano's promotion was part of an initiative "to strengthen alignment" of Nike's brand with geographic growth opportunities, according to the company. DeStefano is a true company man, having joined Nike in 1982 as a Customer Service Area Manager in New Hampshire. He worked his way up the ranks, becoming a Vice President in 1992 and President of U.S. Operations in 2001.
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