Audio manufacturer Denon has named Trip Randall as the brand’s new president. The company calls the step a part of its plan to revitalize its marketing, boost direct-to-consumer sales, bolster existing sales channels, and introduce new products.
Randall brings more than two decades’ worth of experience at Nike, where he drove the company’s e-commerce strategy and led Nike’s Running business, launching industry-changing innovations, and driving a $1.4 billion business domestically.
Randall’s extensive background elevating enthusiast brands to new audiences is a natural fit for Denon, which has crafted audio components for more than 110 years. At Nike, Randall held senior leadership roles across multiple major functions. He led and participated in teams driving Nike’s integrated brand, product and go-to-market strategies across the direct-to-consumer and wholesale marketplace and also oversaw the brand’s geography-based digital commerce businesses globally during a period of explosive growth.
“Finding the right individual to lead the iconic Denon brand was not an easy task, but after months of searching, we are convinced Trip is the ideal match,” says Bart Muller, COO of Sound United, parent company to Denon. “He has a great understanding of how to balance direct-to-consumer expansion while strengthening the ties we have with the specialty retailer market. In our short time working together, Trip has already demonstrated strong leadership skills and a sense of creativity that we know will be a core asset to Denon’s growth.”
Prior to joining Denon, Randall was the vice president and general manager of Nike Running in North America, where he led the turnaround of the business. As the global VP/GM for Nike.com, Randall was an author of the company’s inaugural and foundational e-commerce approach, which was executed across the Nike matrix to pioneer digital and direct-to-consumer innovation and experiences and drive substantial growth for the brand.
Randall was also the vice president of global sales & marketplace for the Nike Kids business, where he led the successful development and execution of omni-channel marketplace strategies across Nike’s owned digital platforms and the wholesale landscape in North America, Europe, China, and Latin America.
“It’s an honor to lead the team writing the next chapter in Denon’s story of audio innovation. And to be part of a journey connected to music, a passion of mine, is a dream,” says Randall. “I believe there are many parallels between the enthusiast sneaker and premium audio categories. We look forward to delivering game-changing and inspiring products, services and experiences to those who know and love Denon as well as a new generation of fans.”
Outside of work, Randall enjoys spending time traveling with his family and taking time on the water with a fly rod in his hand. His favorite artist at the moment is Mac Miller, his first purchased album was America by America and his favorite concert memory is attending two nights of the No Nukes Madison Square Garden concerts with his brother, who he credits for fostering his love of live music.