Dave Allen, Group President, Outdoor Products
Dave Allen is Group President of the company’s Outdoor Products segment. Vista Outdoor Inc. is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports, and has well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.
As Group President of the Outdoor Products segment, Dave has overall responsibility for segment-level financial performance, strategic planning, innovation and new products, brand management and marketing, product line management, sourcing and supply chain management, capital expenditures and R&D investment and returns, and talent management.
Dave served most recently as Vista Outdoor’s Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales. He joined the company in May 2016 and was named to his current position in January 2017. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Dave was President of Coleman USA for the Jarden Corporation. He also served as the SVP for Sales and Marketing in the Americas for the Coleman Company and as SVP and General Manager for the Walmart and Sam’s Customer Team for Jarden Outdoor Solutions. Dave held leadership positions in customer development for Alberto Culver, and Unilever North America and Unilever Europe.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. Dave serves on the Board of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. He enjoys golf, running, skiing, and spending time outdoors.