We are honored to announce Gene McCarthy, Former President & CEO of ASICS, as the featured keynote speaker for our upcoming Transformational Retail & CMO Virtual Assembly. McCarthy has an astonishing track record of digitally transforming brands in the athletic & outdoor space, and he’s held executive-level positions with many of the top players in the industry: Nike, Under Armour, ASICS, Reebok, Timberland & Merrel. He now serves as the Founder & Principle at Top League Advisory, where he focuses on brand vision and strategy.
On September 30th, McCarthy will tackle the leading challenges that marketers & retailers are facing today, followed by an interactive Q/A segment with the audience.
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About Gene McCarthy
With a career spanning 40 years working with top global brands across the athletic and outdoor industries, Gene McCarthy is a distinguished leader and change maker. He has held seats on various boards including the Two Ten Foundation, Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) and the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. His last major role was as the President & CEO of ASICS America Group where he oversaw the North and South America regions.
Mr. McCarthy has been a featured speaker at Leaders Week in London and he has been a guest speaker at colleges and universities including University of Southern California, Princeton University, Columbia Business School, Marquette University and MIT. A native New Yorker, Mr. McCarthy attended Fordham University where he was a track and field All American. He also was a semi-finalist in the 1980 US Olympic Trials. In 1979 he penned a story for the New York Times titled “Chasing the Four Minute Mile Along the Streets of the Bronx”.