Deckers Brands has announced the appointment of Nelson Chan to the company's Board of Directors. Chan has a strong background in operational, financial and analytical management at fast growing organizations and brings valuable corporate governance and strategic insights to the company's board. The company also announced that Maureen Conners will step down from the Deckers board at year-end to pursue other activities.

“We are excited to have Nelson join the Deckers' board,” said Angel Martinez, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the board of directors for Deckers, adding, “He has experience in connecting with consumers in a variety of innovative ways, which will fit exceptionally well with our current omni-channel and direct-to-consumer strategies, where the consumer is at the center of everything we do.”

Nelson Chan is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Outerwall, the public company that is behind the well-known Redbox movie and video game rental kiosks and popular Coinstar coin-counting kiosks. He is also Lead Independent Director of Synaptics, a public company that is a leading worldwide developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface solutions that enable people to interact more easily and intuitively with a wide variety of mobile computing, communications, entertainment, and other electronic devices. He serves as a member of the board of directors of Affymetrix, a public company that is a leader in the rapidly growing genetic analysis market with the mission to revolutionize how the world benefits from genetic information. Chan is also Chairman of the board of director of several select privately held companies.

He served as Chief Executive Officer of Magellan, a leader in consumer, survey, geographical information system (GPS) and original equipment manufacturer GPS navigation and positioning markets, from 2006 to 2008. From 1992 through 2006, Chan served in various senior management positions with SanDisk Corporation, including Vice President of global marketing, Senior Vice President of global sales and marketing and most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager, consumer business.