EXECUTIVE TEAM

Chris Metz, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Metz, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 25 years of experience leading consumer and durable goods companies. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Metz served as president and CEO of Arctic Cat from 2014-2017. Prior to Arctic Cat, he was managing director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Metz worked for Black & Decker from 1992-2005, including serving as the president of the company’s Hardware and Home Improvement group, president of Kwikset Corporation, president of Price Pfister, president of Baldwin Hardware, and general manager of European Professional Power Tools and Accessories.

 

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Andrew Keegan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Andrew Keegan, Andrew Keegan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Interim), joined Vista Outdoor’s predecessor ATK in 2012 and has more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting and treasury. Prior to his current role, he was the CFO of Vista Outdoor’s Ammunition Business unit from 2017 to 2020; Vice President of Corporate Accounting from 2015 to 2017; and held increasing roles of responsibility within the finance department at ATK prior to Vista Outdoor’s Spin-off. He began his career with Deloitte.

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Jason Vanderbrink, President Sporting Products

Jason Vanderbrink is President of Sporting Products for Vista Outdoor. Jason previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales for all the company’s brands. He joined Vista Outdoor in 2005 and has more than 17 years of increasing leadership experience in the outdoor industry, including five years with The Cullerton Company.

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Kelly Reisdorf, Chief Communications Officer And General Manager, Venor

Kelly Reisdorf is Chief Communications Officer and General Manager, Venor, responsible for all facets of external communications for Vista Outdoor. She also serves as General Manager of Venor, a hunt-inspired female apparel brand. Her focus is on bringing together awareness, product value and differentiation for both investors and customers. Kelly has 15+ years of experience with Vista Outdoor and predecessor Orbital ATK.

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Dylan Ramsey, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Dylan Ramsey, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, has been with Vista Outdoor since its spin-off from Orbital ATK in February 2015. Dylan has over 14 years of experience advising publicly-traded and private companies on their most critical legal and strategic matters. He also serves as chair of the Vista Outdoor Foundation.

Dylan previously served as Vista Outdoor’s General Counsel, Business & Corporate Services from 2018 to 2019, Deputy General Counsel from 2017 to 2018, and Associate General Counsel from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, he practiced corporate and securities law with the legal department at Capital One Financial Corporation and with the law firms Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Linklaters LLP.

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Brad Crandell, Chief Human Resources Officer

Brad Crandell, Chief Human Resources Officer, joined Vista Outdoor in March 2015. Brad has more than 30 years of experience in driving growth, leading transformation and delivering strong financial results. Brad previously served as Vice President Human Resources Operations and Talent Acquisition. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, he held positions at The Service Master Company and Hewitt Associates.

 

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Mark Kowalski, Controller And Chief Accounting Officer

Mark Kowalski, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, is responsible for the accounting, tax, financial reporting and governance functions for Vista Outdoor. Mark has over 20 years of experience in accounting and tax, with increasing roles of responsibility at Vista Outdoor and its predecessor, Orbital ATK.

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K.C. Walsh, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Conservation

K.C. Walsh is the Executive Chairman of Simms Fishing Products, a Vista Outdoor brand, based in Bozeman, Montana. Walsh additionally serves as Chief Strategic Advisor to Vista Outdoor leadership on various strategic initiatives throughout the brand portfolio.

Mr. Walsh is active in fisheries conservation and industry organizations and received a B.A. from Colorado College and an MBA from the Wharton School.

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BRAND LEADERSHIP

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Jeff McGuane, President, Fox Racing

Jeff McGuane, President, Fox Racing, has been an innovative leader of performance brands in sports and outdoors for nearly 30 years and has served in operating roles across Asia, Europe, and North America. Throughout his career, he has been obsessed with creating differentiated experiences that inspire consumers and grow brands.

McGuane took the helm of Fox Racing as CEO in 2019 and has worked closely with the team to elevate and expand the most authentic brand in motocross and mountain biking.

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Vishak Sankaran, President Outdoor Accessories And Golf

Vishak Sankaran, President Outdoor Accessories and Golf, joined Vista Outdoor in April 2018. Vishak has more than 20 years of experience in consumer durables, healthcare and industrial verticals. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, he held VP/GM roles at Craftsman, Sears Holding Corporation; VP/GM at Stanley Black & Decker; and during his 10 years at Black & Decker, served as VP Global Sourcing, World Wide Power Tools; VP Marketing , Equipment; and Corporate Director, Six Sigma.

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Ric Kern, President Bell + Giro

Ric Kern, President of Bell + Giro, joined Vista Outdoor in July of 2013.  Ric previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Bell, and prior to that served as Vice President of Sales for Bell + Giro. Ric has extensive consumer products background experience, having served in a mixture of sales, sales leadership and product development roles. Ric brings a proven track record of building strong consumer global brands and has a high energy and passion for shaping culture and profitable growth. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Ric held positions at Newell Rubbermaid, Newell Rubbermaid Canada and Stanley Black & Decker.

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Brandon Sparrow, President Camp Chef

Brandon Sparrow, President Camp Chef, has been with the company nearly 20 years. A deep knowledge of the business, combined with the desire to create great outdoor experiences for Camp Chef customers, has allowed him to drive growth and innovation in the competitive outdoor cooking market.

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Greg Williamson, President CamelBak

Greg Williamson, President CamelBak, joined Vista Outdoor in July 2018. Greg has extensive experiences in consumer products and large global brands, specifically in strategy and product development, channel marketing and brand building, and international markets.

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Jeff Sposito, President, Stone Glacier

Jeff Sposito, President of Stone Glacier, joined Vista Outdoor in December 2021.  Prior to Vista’s Outdoor acquisition of the brand, Jeff joined Stone Glacier as co-owner in 2016. Prior to joining Stone Glacier, Jeff worked in various roles of increasing responsibility with Sitka Gear, through its sale to W.L. Gore and Associates. Bringing more 13 years of experience in the outdoor apparel industry, Jeff brings a wealth of business growth expertise alongside a commitment to advancing conservation initiatives. Jeff obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Business from California State University – Chico and is currently pursuing an MBA from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

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CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

David Stokoe, Vice President Strategic Procurement

David Stokoe is Vice President of Strategic Procurement for Vista Outdoor. David has an international business background with extensive experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He recently spent 12 years at Sun Capital Partners as Senior Vice President for Strategic Procurement and Global Sourcing, responsible for direct and indirect procurement and nontraditional spend management.

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Bob Steelhammer, Chief Digital Officer, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing And IT

Bob Steelhammer, Chief Digital Officer, joined Vista Outdoor in October 2018. He is responsible for developing and executing viable long- and short-term strategies for digital marketing, e-commerce and IT capabilities across the company. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Bob held various e-commerce positions at well-known companies including Sun Capital Partners, AT&T, Motorola and IBM.

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INVESTOR RELATIONS

Shelly Hubbard, Vice President Of Investor Relations

Shelly Hubbard, Vice President of Investor Relations, joined Vista Outdoor in March 2021. Prior to joining the company, Shelly was the Director, Global Investor Relations at Nike. She has over 20 years of experience in investor relations, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning and communications with leading brands across multiple industries, including athletic and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment, financial services, healthcare and consumer goods, which included Oakley and Meguiar’s.

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Tyler Lindwall, Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasury

Tyler Lindwall, Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasury, joined Vista Outdoor in April 2015. Prior to his current role, he led Corporate Development initiatives across the company, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and integrations, as well as various other strategic projects.

Prior to Vista Outdoor, he worked at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Vista Outdoor’s former parent company.  He began his career at Houlihan Lokey as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Industrials group.

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