Swiss running shoe brand On has announced the election of Dennis Durkin as an additional independent member of the company’s board of directors.
David Allemann, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of On, said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Dennis to On’s Board of Directors and to entrust him with the chairmanship of the audit committee.
“With Alex Perez, we now have a fully independent and highly experienced Audit Committee. Following the recent appointment of Amy Banse as a member of the Board of Directors, we are continuing the journey of bringing in highly experienced people with independent and diverse viewpoints to On’s Board of Directors.
Dennis Durkin served as a Board Observer from September 2021 to May 2022. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard (ATVI) before retiring in May 2021.
He initially joined ATVI as Chief Financial Officer in March 2012 and held this position until May 2017. He served as Chief Executive Officer from May 2017 to January 2019. From January 2019 until his retirement, he was served as CFO and President of Emerging Companies.
Prior to joining ATVI, from 1999 to February 2012, Durkin held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Microsoft Corporation, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Interactive Entertainment Business from Microsoft, which included Xbox, Xbox Live Activity and Games.
Prior to joining Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business in 2006, Durkin worked on Microsoft’s development and business strategy team. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst at Alex Brown and Co.
Durkin holds a BA in public administration from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.