Personally, how has it felt to be part of On’s journey?
More than anything, I feel super grateful. I never take any of it for granted. It feels like I’ve been invited to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m not sure how I got so lucky.
I feel so grateful for the relationships I’ve formed with the people. Our people are just so good. We’ve shared in successes, happiness and challenges - we have an incredible community here.
Do some achievements stand out for you?
We hit a new milestone every day but 2020 has been truly special. From our response to the coronavirus to seeing the team recognizing and responding to racial and social justice issues, I feel so proud of all of them.
Even when the world has felt a bit like it’s falling apart, we’ve been there for each other and for our fans. We know that we have the influence and talent to make a difference. We know we can have a positive impact on the world. Seeing us work together to create that has been incredible.
Do you ever think: maybe we’re growing too fast?
We want to stay as lean, entrepreneurial, and rebellious in spirit as possible and we work really hard to do that as we grow. As we bring people in, we are careful to assess how they align with the values and goals of the company.
I know we’re doing a good job because I can go to any corner of the globe and if I run into someone from On, I feel at home. That’s an incredible achievement.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve faced during this growth?
Learning when to say no! When we were starting, we practically had to beg for every opportunity. Now that’s completely flipped: everyone wants a piece of the buzz. Everyone wants to distribute, to collaborate, to promote. It's great. But, we can’t be everywhere or do everything. We have to be strategic. We also need to protect our teams to make sure they are supported with time to rest and recover.