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Tuesday, August 4, 2020  
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August 4, 2020 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fashion industry veteran Mike Shirey has joined global nonprofit Soles4Souls’ Executive team as Chief Operating Officer.

CEO Buddy Teaster said, “We are excited to bring Mike on as COO. His experience, network, and understanding of the footwear world will be a huge asset as we drive toward $1 billion in economic impact around the globe. I believe that with Mike’s leadership, we’ll strengthen our capacity to be a critical partner for footwear and apparel companies. Whether it’s working with our partners as an inventory solution, part of a sustainability mission or to better engage employees and customers, Soles4Souls is better positioned with Mike on our team.”

Mike Shirey

Mike has held roles in key retail and fashion brands across the globe. Prior to joining Soles4Souls, he was executive vice president, sales and business development for Aerosoles and owner and president of C&O Trading, LLC. During his time in the industry, he partnered with companies to build and launch new divisions and enter new global markets. Mike has also led premium wholesales divisions at numerous footwear companies (Nine West, Highline United), including developing go to market, merchandising, production, designer partnerships and distribution strategies.

"I'm thrilled to be joining a world class organization in Soles4Souls,” Mike said. “Being able to help eliminate the cycle of global poverty through leveraging the tremendous network of people within the footwear and apparel communities, is such a great opportunity for me at this time. The team at S4S is top notch, and I'm excited to begin to help advance our cause."

For more information about Mike and Soles4Souls, go to

About Soles4Souls
Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use: providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief, and direct assistance programs. With locations and warehouses across three continents, Soles4Souls has been able to distribute more than 40 million pairs of shoes in 129 countries since 2006. Visit for more information.


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