Founder, CEO and Chairman
Kevin A. Plank founded Under Armour in 1996 while serving as special teams captain of the University of Maryland football team. Tired of repeatedly changing the cotton T-shirt under his jersey as it became wet and heavy during a game, he set out to develop a next-generation shirt that would remain drier and lighter. He created the high-performance answer to the sweat-drenched cotton dilemma, and built Under Armour into a leading innovative performance apparel, footwear, and equipment company — outfitting athletes around the world. Plank is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board.