Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. Appoints Jon Barker as President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Schaefer commented, "I have known Jon for almost 20 years and not only is he an excellent retail executive, he is also a passionate user of our products. I am very pleased that he is joining Sportsman's Warehouse at a pivotal time in our growth trajectory when we have reached 77 stores and we believe we still have substantial store expansion opportunity ahead of us. His leadership skills and proven track record of success combined with his extensive knowledge of multi-channel retail and ecommerce make him a perfect fit for Sportsman's Warehouse. I have no doubt that Jon will quickly bond with and add tremendous incremental value to our existing management team."
Mr. Barker stated, "I am very excited to join Sportsman's Warehouse and believe that there is a significant opportunity to build upon the successful growth of the Company and achieve even greater store and ecommerce expansion in the future. Sportsman's Warehouse is well positioned within the outdoor sporting goods industry with a differentiated shopping environment, unique localization strategy, and a breadth of product with important growth opportunities ahead that I am proud to help develop to further strengthen its positioning."
Mr. Barker is a highly accomplished executive with 25 years of multi-channel retail experience. He held leadership positions with several high profile retail companies, most recently as VP Global Officer for Walmart. At Walmart, he served in dual roles including President and CEO of Hayneedle.com, a leading online Home Furnishings retailer, as well as group leader for Home and Outdoor furnishings categories for
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Sportsman's Warehouse is a high-growth outdoor sporting goods retailer focused on meeting the everyday needs of the seasoned outdoor veteran, the first-time participant and every enthusiast in between. Our mission is to provide a one-stop shopping experience that equips our customers with the right quality, brand name hunting, shooting, fishing and camping gear to maximize their enjoyment of the outdoors.
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