The Rotman Commerce Entrepreneurship Organization, along with the University of Toronto Sports Business Association presents a Fireside chat with Michael Rossi, President of Adidas Canada. Fireside chats promote a casual and inviting atmosphere for Q&A and speaker engagement.
We will be inviting Michael Rossi, President of Adidas Canada, to come and share insights from his career journey and provide perspective on innovation, leadership, and business.
Speaker Bio: Michael Rossi
After graduating as Valedictorian of the Class of 1998 from Ivey Business School, Michael started working in Consumer Products Marketing with the NHL before moving on to Confectionary Marketing with Nestle Canada. From 2003 to 2009, Michael was Director of Roger Edwards Sport, a division of Reebok CCM, after which he took over first as Director of Sales of Reebok Canada, and then Vice President. Since 2014, Michael has served as President of Adidas Group Canada and has been identified as a star within the sports industry. In 2015, he was recognized as one of George Brown College’s “5 to Watch” in Canadian Sports as well as by Sporting Goods Business Magazine as one of North America’s Top 40 Under 40. Michael is a proponent of healthy active lifestyles and even spearheaded the launch of Reebok’s BOKS before school fitness program in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, a program designed to help make Canadian children more active in over 200 schools across the country. On top of all of his accomplishments, Michael spends his time partaking in volunteer efforts. In 2013 he was Honorary Chair of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer; a one-day road hockey marathon in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Michael is an accomplished public speaker, and continues to take out time to share his thoughts and insights at a variety of industry events and university conferences.
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