Allbirds, Inc. added Ann Freeman to its board of directors, effective August 16, 2022.
Freeman worked for over 26 years at Nike, having held multiple leadership positions, most recently as vice president and general manager of North America, Nike’s largest market, overseeing P&L, strategy, product and merchandising, marketing, marketplace development, retail, digital, and brand management. Before that, Freeman was vice president, global sales, Nike, where she led an internal global re-organization focused on delivering a premium consumer experience while concentrating on DTC e-commerce.
Joey Zwillinger, co-founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds, said: “We are thrilled and honored to add Ann to our board of directors. Ann brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to this role, and we believe her strong track record of leading diverse teams and solving complex problems within the world’s largest footwear company will be a tremendous benefit to our company as we continue to scale and gain momentum with consumers around the world.”
Freeman replaced Nancy Green, who formerly led Old Navy and Athleta. Green joined Allbirds’s board in February 2020 and was an instrumental advisor during the company’s November 2021 IPO. “Nancy has been a wonderful board member over the past two years,” said Tim Brown, co-founder and co-CEO. “We are grateful for her contributions and friendship and wish her the best in her next pursuits.”