For the last two decades, Kevin Plank has been instrumental in the sportswear business — both as an investor and as a designer. In this period, he has not only created some of the best sporting pieces, but he has also illustrated that research and commitment are critical in the world of sportswear. Even though his company (Under Armour) has increased its capacity to design and produce sporting pieces, the same principles remain; he is still committed to ensuring that all the products from his company meet quality thresholds. Thanks to this approach and belief system, Kevin Plank has one of the best-performing companies in the competitive market.
In addition to creating some of the best sporting equipment and pieces in this critical niche, Plank has created employment opportunities for thousands of people. In a 2018 study by an employment agency, Under Armour is among the few companies in the sporting world to employ close to 15,000 people. Kevin Plank believes that his company has more potential of creating more employment opportunities in the near future. In order to achieve this goal, he believes that working with other industry players is vital, especially in the distribution process. Through these partnerships, Plank believes that his company will be influential in creating a competitive spirit in this critical market.
Kevin Plank also understands that successful firms, such as his company, have an obligation to change the lives of people outside the world of business. Even though providing employment opportunities is vital in creating sustainable communities, Plank believes that charity is irreplaceable. He, however, understands that approaching charity as an executive is not a smart move but contributing to charity through a foundation is a brilliant approach to charity. In two decades, Plank has contributed more than $2 million. Thanks to this contribution, communities in Washington and the surrounding communities have benefited.