Mark Parker Biography and Wiki
Mark Parker is an American businessman who famously recognized for his title as the CEO of Nike Inc. from 2006 until 2020. Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.
Mark Parker was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the year in 2015 and was ranked 14th in the New York Times’ list of highest-paid CEOs.
Mark Parker Age and Birthday
Parker was born on October 21, 1955, in Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S. He is 65 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Libra.
Mark Parker Height and Weight
Mark stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches (Approx. 1.65m)tall and weighs 83kgs (183lbs).
Mark Parker Education
Parker attended and graduated from Westhill High School in Stamford, CT. He later joined Penn State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1977.
Mark Parker Family, Parents, Siblings
Mark is the proud son of Meg Parker and Bruce Parker. He grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York alongside his sibling, Christopher Parker. Further details regarding his family are under review and will be updated soon.
Mark Parker Wife and Children, Is He Married?
Moving on to his marital affairs, the American businessman is happily married to his beautiful wife, Kathy Parker. The couple is blessed with three children; namely, Jennifer, Meg Elizabeth, and Matthew Parker.
Details regarding their wedding remain under review but will be updated soon.
Mark Parker Gay, Is He Gay?
When it comes to his sexual orientation, Mark is neither gay nor bisexual. He is straight since he is happily married to his stunning wife Kathy.
Mark Parker Salary
According to reliable sources, In 2012, The American businessman earned a total compensation of $15,425,608, which included a base salary of $1,609,615, a cash bonus of $594,190, stocks granted of $3,500,087, options granted of $4,199,250, and non-equity incentive plan compensation listed at $5,522,466.
Mark Parker Net Worth
Mark Parker has an estimated net worth of $270 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a businessman.
Mark Parker Nike Inc.
Parker first started out at Nike in 1979 as a footwear designer at the R&D facility located in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was later promoted to thе Vісе Рrеѕіdеnt іn сhаrgе оf dеvеlорmеnt іn thе уеаr 1987, Соrроrаtе Vісе Рrеѕіdеnt іn 1989, Gеnеrаl Маnаgеr іn thе уеаr оf 1993, аnd thеn fіnаllу Vісе Рrеѕіdеnt оf Glоbаl Fооtwеаr іn 1998.
Before becoming vice president of Nike, he served as co-president (with Charlie Denson) of the Nike brand beginning in March 2001. Mark was later announced as the CEO of Nike, Inc. in 2006 by the consent of previous CEOs and Board members.
Parker participates in the Nike HTM project, creating limited-edition footwear alongside Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and creative consultant Hiroshi Fujiwara. The first ‘Green Shoe’ launched by Nike was designed and executed by Mark and his team after ten years of hard work.
It was later announced in June 2015 that Mark Parker is replacing Phil Knight as company chairman of Nike in 2016. Parker was elected onto Walt Disney’s board of directors in early 2016.