Chief Operating Officer for HuaLi Industrial Group’s – Nike Division

Member Since 2024

Derek Grundy is a 20 year footwear industry executive, serving as Chief Operating Officer for HuaLi Industrial Group’s – Nike Division.  HuaLi is the second largest footwear group in the world and is listed on the Shenzhen exchange.  Derek is currently leading and overseeing the P&L and operations for 5 Vietnam factory locations within the Northern Province of Thanh Hóa with 50k employees, 50M pairs of annual footwear production, and upcoming expansion to India.  

Prior to Derek’s 6 years at HuaLi, he spent 10 years at Reebok within various leadership positions in the US and Vietnam.  

Besides his footwear endeavors, Derek is the owner of Grundy Property Group in the US and co-owner of HD Sneaker Cleaning in Vietnam.  He is an investor within the craft beer industry at Heart of Darkness (Vietnam) and Rockport Brewing (USA). 

Derek’s education includes Executive Education at Dartmouth (Tuck) and an MBA & BS of Sport Management from Endicott College, where he played college basketball.  

Derek has been married to his lovely wife Sarah for 16 years and has 2 sons who both love basketball, Brendan (12) and Colin (7). 

Derek looks forward to learn from a diverse group of professionals within the Business Executive Network, help others think about creative solutions for their challenges, and most importantly form meaningful long term relationships.  

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