Greg Merrill – 2022 Leadership Summit Speaker

Greg Merrill

Senior Director, Digital Transformation


Alma Maters: University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University

Greg Merrill has built his expertise at the epicenter of strategy, technology, innovation, and sport. He is passionate about the power of diverse and empowered teams leveraging modern technology and data in innovative ways to fuel exponential growth and competitive advantage.
Greg currently leads Nike’s digital transformation, responsible for driving the most critical cross-functional strategic initiatives that power growth and transformation across the enterprise. With initiatives spanning from product creation to planning and supply chain to the front-end consumer and marketplace experiences, he has a wide purview and influence across the enterprise. He spent most of his Nike career in the Advanced Innovation and Global Operations & Technology divisions and was instrumental in establishing business development as a center-of-excellence focused on creating high-value strategic partnerships, tackling complex initiatives, launching new business models, and establishing best practices and educational tools designed to elevate Nike’s approach to strategic partnerships.
Prior to Nike, Greg spent a decade co-founding and leading a series of technology development and commercialization start-ups across a wide range of areas ,including green energy, materials recycling, and a sustainable-focused lifestyle and footwear brand. Before that, he ran operations for a health and fitness company in the Washington, D.C. area.
Greg received his B.Sc. in kinesiology from the University of Maryland and his MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Greg’s board and advisory experience includes robotics and automation, sustainable dyeing, manufacturing, and B2B and B2C marketplace start-ups. He is currently an executive advisor for WANTD, the industry’s only management and trading platform powered by proprietary AI, specifically for collectibles and streetwear. Additionally, he serves as a mentor and advisor to startups and companies within the Plug and Play Tech Center, and Endeavor ecosystems and the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN). He is a fierce ally and advocate for supporting and developing the next generation of women and BIPOC leaders.