Second Nike exec steps down amid workplace behavior investigation
Jayme Martin, vice president and general manager of global categories at Nike, has been forced out of the company, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.
His departure comes a day after Nike brand president Trevor Edwards resigned from his position. Edwards will remain an advisor to Nike chairman, president and chief executive Mark Parker until he retires from the company in August.
Their departures come as Nike grapples with reports of inappropriate workplace behavior. In an internal memo sent to employees this week, Parker said the company has “become aware of reports of behavior occurring within our organization that do not reflect our core values of inclusivity, respect, and empowerment.”
As a result of the complaints, Parker said that Nike will conduct a comprehensive review of its HR systems and practices.
A Nike spokesman told the Wall Street Journal there were complaints against Martin but no allegations towards Edwards.