Gene McCarthy, senior vice president of footwear at Under Armour, is to leave the performance apparel and footwear specialist next month. 

McCarthy has been with the business since August 2009. Prior to Under Armour, he held various positions at sportswear firms Nike and Reebok, as well as The Timberland Company.

The Maryland-based company said COO Kip Fulks will assume responsibility for footwear and continue to oversee Under Armour's operations division.

"Over the past several years, Gene has built a strong footwear team that continues to deliver game-changing product such as the Charge RC and Highlight Cleat," said Fulks.

"I am excited to help elevate our innovation in the footwear space and further develop the team and the organisation as we continue to drive growth of Under Armour footwear around the world."