Angel R. Martinez – Chairman, CEO & President, Deckers Brands
"Leadership: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There"
“Leadership: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
“The most effective leaders lead through a highly developed sense of compassion and empathy. Only when people truly believe that you understand their real needs and are committed to seeing those needs met can you begin to harness the power of the collective genius that is at the core of every organization’s potential.” – Angel R. Martinez
Leading the Way
Angel R. Martinez is a leader in product marketing, innovation and future trends. He has served as chairman of the board of Deckers Brands since 2008 and as CEO and president since 2005. Deckers designs, markets and distributes footwear, apparel and accessories, including UGG Australia, Teva, HOKA ONE ONE and Ahnu brands.
Martinez co-founded Keen LLC in 2003 and served as chairman of the board, CEO and president. He was one of the founders of Reebok, where he went on to hold senior positions, including president and CEO of The Rockport Co., one of Reebok’s largest subsidiaries. Martinez is a director of Tupperware Brands Corp. He received his B.A. from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science in 1977.