Swan Paik is a Senior Director, UNIVERSAL EASE Z at Nike Innovation and is currently leading the global expansion of Nike’s enterprise initiative to serve athletes of all abilities and make Nike the most inclusive and relevant sport brand in the world. In this role, Swan manages a cross-functional global team focused on launching and scaling Nike Universal Design product solutions while increasing marketing representation and support for elite to everyday ability athletes. Swan is a member of Nike’s Olympics/Paralympics team and is driving Nike’s vision and roadmap for the Paralympics from Tokyo2020 to LA2028 Games. She also manages external partnerships with disability experts, social change influencers, and community partners and is a member of the Zappos Adaptive Advisory Council.
During her 17-year tenure with Nike, Swan has held a variety of positions. She started in Nike’s Global Strategic Planning group working with Nike’s C-Suite of executives in setting the company’s long-term growth objectives and strategy. She then headed up Strategic Planning for Asia Pacific, working with 11 country teams to bring Nike’s mission to life for the over 1 billion youth in that region. She then went on to become the GM for Women’s Training in Asia Pacific, combining her passion for the region with her love of empowering girls and women to play sport. And before her current position, she led the Girl Effect’s Innovation Portfolio for the Nike Foundation. The programs Swan and her team designed and funded impacted over 5 million girls and their families throughout the world and fueled a global movement to unleash the full potential of all girls living in poverty.
Prior to joining Nike, Swan worked at the National Football League, NBC Television, and Miramax Films. She holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Columbia University.