David Heath is a 34-year veteran of the sporting goods, footwear and apparel industry. He retired as VP of Global Sales from Nike, Inc., in 2009. Over his nearly 20-year Nike career, David was responsible for the commercial organization’s sales of footwear, apparel and equipment in all global regions.

Prior to working for Nike, David spent eight years in various positions with Adidas USA and its distributors. He worked more than two years at Fossil, Inc., as SVP, Licensed Brands. He is currently an independent consultant and Chairman at ADAO Global and part-owner of soleusrunning.com, a producer of GPS running watches. David is a graduate of Texas A&M and serves as an Executive Professor at the Texas A&M University Mays Business School. He and his wife, Andrea, reside in Bryan/College Station, Texas, and have two sons.

From Seed Sumo:“David is an enormous addition to our team. His knowledge and experience working with some of the biggest brands in the world is priceless. His network is large which allows our startups to quickly vet certain ideas out quickly.”