In spring 2017, Andrew Page graced Profile’s cover and spoke in-depth about how he and his accounting and finance team were helping Under Armour race toward an ambitious growth target: becoming a $10 billion business. Since it’s publication, Page’s article was shared widely and is one of Profile’s Top 50 most-read articles.
We caught up with Page, who is now CFO at Foot Locker, to see what he’s accomplished in the past four-and-a-half years.
Since you’ve been featured by Profile, what have been some accomplishments you’re most proud of?
Since I was featured in Profile magazine in early 2017, I have embarked on arguably one of the most critical periods of my career. I am proud of my accomplishments, but more importantly, I’m thankful for the opportunities that I have been able to capitalize on. During the period since the feature, I have served as the chief accounting officer of both Under Armour Inc. and Advance Auto Parts. I am currently the chief financial officer of Foot Locker Inc. Being named CFO of Foot Locker has been the culmination of my professional career to this point.
What advice do you have for up-and-coming executive leaders?
My advice to up and coming executive leaders is to:
- Focus on becoming an active and intentional listener.
- Lead from the front. Set the example and hold yourselves accountable.
- Work across functional areas. Do not stay in your silo. Be an asset and resource to the organization.
- Be agile because change is inevitable.
- Focus on automation and process efficiency.
- Be flexible and open-minded about where ‘work’ gets done.
What is the next career step for you?
My next career step is building excellence in my current role. Ensuring that through my leadership and collaboration with other members of our leadership team as well as the entire Foot Locker family, we are transforming the business to continue to lead our sector as well as being a leader in the retail industry overall.