As President and CMO of ABG, Woodhouse has forged a path alongside CEO Jamie Salter, establishing the company’s point of marketing differentiation early on, with a digital-focused strategy prior to the advent of social media into mainstream marketing. Through his innovative approach to brand development and commitment to the end consumer, Woodhouse has transformed ABG’s owned channels into powerhouse media platforms.
Woodhouse has an extensive background in buying, merchandising and operations and spent over two decades with Forzani Group Ltd. (FGL), holding a range of positions from associate to senior executive. With Woodhouse at the helm, FGL grew from 11 doors and $55 million in annual sales to more than 500 doors with $1.7 billion in annual sales and became one of the world’s top five sporting goods retailers.
Widely recognized for his achievements and contributions to the industry, Woodhouse is sought after for his expertise by the media, who routinely quote him and value his authoritative opinion. He is a standing nominee on Footwear News’ annual Power Players list, has been honored for his charitable work with the nonprofit Delivering Good and is an active member of the LIM College Board of Directors. Woodhouse is also the host of “A Conversation with Nick Woodhouse”, a new series that inspires listeners with insights from today’s leaders in business, entertainment, fashion, sports, and more. Pending acquisition of Reebok in Q1 2022*