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He most recently was head of talent and performance rewards for PepsiCo, where he worked since 1990. During his time at PepsiCo he led worldwide and regional human resources positions and lived in international markets, including China, for eight years. He currently is a board member for the WorldatWork and National Business Group on Health organizations. At Nike, Ayre will lead human resources strategy globally for the Nike brand and Nike, Inc. affiliate brands. The company has more than 28,000 employees worldwide. „The talent and passion of Nike people worldwide is one of our greatest competitive strengths,“ Parker said. „We’re very pleased to have David join Nike. His deep experience leading human resources strategies in global, diverse organizations will be a tremendous benefit as we grow our company and continue developing and attracting the best talent in the industry.“
For two years in a row, Nike has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the „100 Best Companies to Work For.“ Nike also is recognized as a best place to work for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; NIKE Bauer Hockey Inc., a leading designer and distributor of hockey equipment; Cole Haan, a leading designer and marketer of luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Exeter Brands Group LLC, which designs and markets athletic footwear and apparel for the value retail channel.