Charles Denson

Charles Denson

Chairman, Teneo Sports

Charles Denson is the Chairman of Teneo Sports. Prior to joining forces with the Teneo team, Mr. Denson spent 34 years with Nike Inc., retiring in January, 2014. After more than three decades, Mr. Denson has developed a deep expertise of the athletic consumer products industry and been instrumental in growing Nike to become one of the world’s biggest brands.

His most recent role, prior to his retirement from Nike, was President of the Nike Brand, a position he shared and held for the past 13 years. In his career, Mr. Denson ran the company’s U.S. and European operations and pioneered Nike’s expansion into China, India and Brazil. The company grew from $9.8 billion in global revenues, to in excess of $25 billion during his tenure as Brand President.

Mr. Denson holds both a B.S. of marketing degree, as well as an Honorary Doctorate degree from Utah State University.