Nike president resigns amid investigation into workplace behavior

Trevor Edwards discusses the Apple Watch with Nike+ during a media event in San Francisco

The move came shortly after Nike sent a company-wide email to its employees addressing the workplace behavior issues.

The Wall Street Journal reported that his resignation was announced to Nike employees in an internal memo that said the company had received complaints about inappropriate workplace behavior.

Nike top executive Trevor Edwards, once considered a potential successor to the firm's chief executive, is leaving the company due to what Nike has called "conduct inconsistent with Nike's core values and against our code of conduct". The memo added that Nike is reviewing its human resources practices and procedure for reporting complaints. Trevor has made a decision to retire. He will now serve as an advisor to Mark Parker until his retirement as Nike transitions its organization. "There have been no direct allegations of misconduct against Trevor Edwards".

In a news release, Parker committed, for the first time, to being chairman and CEO of the company beyond 2020.

In a reference to the probe, Parker, in his memo, said the company has "heard from strong and courageous employees".

Nike Inc. representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

He was responsible for the creation of Nike+ and also helped transform the digital landscape, as well as position Nike as a leader by using social media to connect with consumers globally.

Trevor Edwards, President of Nike Brand, discusses the Apple Watch with Nike+ during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016.

The details surrounding Edwards' departure have not been disclosed.



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