Mark Parker Biography
Mark Parker is an American businessman serving as the executive chairman of Nike, INC. He joined Nike in 1979 as a footwear designer. In 2006 he was announced as the third CEO and president of the company.
Mark Parker Age
Parker was born in 1955 on the 21st of October in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is 65 years old as of 2021. Parker celebrates his birthday on the 21st of October every year surrounded by his close friends, family, and wife.
Mark Parker Height
Parker stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches. He is of average size weighing 87 kgs. He has brown-grey hair paired well with his brown eyes.
Mark Parker Family
Parker was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, New York. He was born to his parents Bruce Parker and Meg Parker. There is no further information about his parents or siblings if he has any.
Mark Parker Education
Parker attended Westhill High School in Stamford, CT. After graduating from high school he enrolled at Penn State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Mark Parker Career
Parker became the executive of Nike, Inc on January 13, 2020. He was previously the CEO and President of the company. It was in October 2019 that he announced about him stepping down from the post. Parker joined Nike in 1979 as a footwear designer. He was later promoted to Division Vice Presiden in 1987. In 1989 he was moved to Corporate Vice President, then General Manager in 1993.
He was promoted to Vice president of Global Footwear in 1998. In March 2001, Parker became the co-president of Nike alongside Charlie Denson. Parker has contributed a lot to shoe designing. His most notable work was the Nike HTM project alongside Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and creative consultant Hiroshi Fujiwara. He has also contributed to some of Nike’s investments including Converse Inc. and Hurley International.
parker was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the year in 2015. The same year in June, he became the company’s chairman. He ranked 14th in the 21016 New York Times list of highest-paid CEOs. In 2016, he was elected onto Walt Disney’s board directors. In 2017, Parker had to take a 71% pay cut due to a whole year of the company’s poor sales.
Mark Parker Art
Aside from his being a businessman, Parker is an art enthusiastic with a widely diverse collection of modern, underground contemporary art, and low brow. Some of the best artists on Parker’s list include Robert Crumb, Chris Mars, Sarina Brewer, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Tim Biskup, Eric White, Sebastian Kruger, Andy Warhol, Adonna Khare, Charles Krafft, Glennray Tutor, and Michael Leavitt.
Mark Parker Net Worth
Parker has an estimated net worth of $250 million. In 2012, as the CEO of Nike, Parker earned a total compensation of $15,425,608. This included a base salary of $1,609,615, stocks granted of $3,500,087, options granted of $4,199,250, and non-equity incentive plan compensation listed at $5,522,466.
In addition to this, he got a cash bonus of $594,190. Parker’s compensation tripled to over $47.6 million – $33.5 million after he became the Chairman. These came from stock rewards. He ranked 14th in the New York Times list of highest-paid CEOs with an annual salary of $46.6 million.