Dean’s Executive Leadership Series Presents Under Armour Executive Emeritus Jody Giles

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Pepperdine University alumnus and Under Armour executive emeritus Jody Giles will lead the Dean’s Executive Leadership Series at Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:30 PM.

Giles is the former CIO for Under Armour, the fast-growing, Baltimore-based company specializing in performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. Upon joining Under Armour in 2005, as the company’s first CIO, Giles worked to build an IT culture with high team engagement.

Prior to Under Armour, Gile served as CIO of Vans Inc., based in Southern California, where he led a turnaround of the IT function. He has also worked in the entertainment industry, serving as CIO for Virgin Interactive Entertainment, and as executive director of systems planning for Paramount Pictures.

Honored as “CIO of the Year” by the Gartner Midsize Enterprise Summit in 2004, and as “Lattanze Executive of the Year” by Loyola University in April 2013, Giles possesses deep experience in apparel and footwear design, development, production, distribution, and marketing—specifically in high-growth and high-profile brands.

Tickets are $20, and registration is required to attend. For additional information about the lecture, and to reserve tickets, visit the Graziadio School of Business and Management website.