North Carolina-based maker of Fortnite game snags digital exec from Nike

Nike Chief Digital Officer Adam Sussman is leaving for a job as president of Epic Games. Sussman joined Nike in 2016. He was charged with building out the company's digital ecosystem, which has been a key part of the company's recent success. Dig.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2020

Wall Street analysts bullish over Nike"s digital growth, look past margin weakness

Wall Street analysts were upbeat about Nike Inc's long-term growth, encouraged by the sportswear maker's robust online sales and strength in China that helped overcome slowing demand in North America, its biggest market......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 20th, 2019

Nashville"s Pinnacle Financial entering Atlanta banking market, snags Synovus exec to lead it

Fast-growing Nashville, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. is entering the Atlanta banking market, and has snagged Synovus Financial Corp.'s division CEO for north Georgia to lead its "de novo" start up. Pinnacle (Nasdaq: PNFP), the No. 1 ran.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2019

"Fortnite" creator is adding 2,000 more employees at its North Carolina headquarters

The company behind the world's biggest video game has wasted no time expanding its business and adding top video game industry talent......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 4th, 2019

Digital mortgage lender seeks to hire 1,000 in NC over next five years

A fast-growing digital mortgage lender has ambitious hiring goals for its new office in North Carolina. New York-based, which opened an office at WeWork RailYard in Charlotte's South End last month, seeks to hire 100 people in the city b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 16th, 2019

Zion Williamson Signs Shoe Deal With Nike"s Jordan Brand

As soon as Zion Williamson’s Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) shoe broke in the early seconds of Duke's game against North Carolina last year, it seemed certain the brand wouldn't let that incident define hi read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 23rd, 2019

Birmingham maker of industrial process fans acquired in recent deal

A Birmingham manufacturer of industrial process fans has been acquired. Pelham-based Process Barron was sold to Carousel Capital, an investment service based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Sterling Group, an operationally focused middle market pri.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 8th, 2019

Big Island"s Clark Realty amps up digital marketing strategy

Clark Realty Corp. has contracted with North Carolina-based Adwerx to take the Hawaii real estate firm’s digital marketing strategy beyond newsletters and social media. The new automated online ads began running last week and the Kailua-Kona-bas.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2018

Atlanta-based Serta to close Whitsett, N.C. plant, eliminating 112 jobs

Serta Simmons Bedding, a maker of mattresses, will lay off 112 jobs as it shutters a manufacturing operation in Whitsett, North Carolina. Atlanta-based Serta Simmons Bedding will close its Whitsett plant Sept. 7, according to a filing with the Nor.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2018

The company behind "Fortnite" got an F from the Better Business Bureau following hundreds of complaints

Fortnite/Epic Games With more than 200 million registered players, "Fortnite" is the world's most popular video game. Epic Games, the Cary, North Carolina-ba.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 9th, 2019

Nike shares slip, faces Twitter storm after sneaker fail

Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 21st, 2019

Nike stock drops amid Twitter storm over sneaker failure

Shares of Nike fell nearly 2 percent Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 21st, 2019

Nike probing Zion shoe malfunction that led to injury

Nike says it's investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 21st, 2019

Five Things for Thursday, including Wim"s new gig and a Nike blowout

It was the split-shoe shot heard 'round the world. Did you hear it? That would be Duke University basketball player Zion Williamson's Nike shoe, which blew out last night in the early seconds of a game against North Carolina. A resulting sprained knee.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2019

Norwegian tech startup snags exec from SparkCognition to help grow North American HQ

After helping SparkCognition grow to an estimated valuation of about $770 million, John King has a new gig. "I was so impressed with the company’s vision, focus, value proposition and culture.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 26th, 2020

Youngsville company tries to squash former CEO"s push for $500K bonus

A Youngsville-based company’s dispute with its former CEO is heating up as the refrigeration firm asks a North Carolina Business Court judge to squash the case......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 25th, 2020

Italian Soccer Giant Juventus Inks Deal for Ethereum-Based Player Collectibles

The top Italian soccer team is launching digital collectible "cards" of players via a partnership with blockchain-based game platform Sorare......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 19th, 2020

TBJ Plus: NBA skills champ honed game in NC; former US prez touts wares of Triangle mind; made-to-order Publix?

NC's GOT SKILLS: The winner of the 2020 NBA skills challenge was 6-foot-9-inch Miami Heat center/power forward Bam Adebayo. But just four years ago, he had a different title: North Carolina Mr. Basketball. Though born in New Jersey, Bam – born E.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 17th, 2020

Chinese Blockchain Startup Hires VC Exec to Lead North American Expansion

Beijing-based blockchain startup Conflux has hired the former head of crypto at VC firm Outlier Ventures to lead a North American expansion......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 17th, 2020

Exclusive: Why this NC State grad brought his firm"s $654M in assets to Captrust

Raleigh-based Captrust’s latest buy is a North Carolina firm – a company that, according to its founder, wasn’t meant to be for sale......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 11th, 2020

Bank names former Bank of Marin exec to lead North Bay expansion

Plans include building a commercial banking team based in the North Bay.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 11th, 2020