Gary McArthur, Chief Executive Officer (INTERIM)
Gary McArthur, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Vista Outdoor, brings extensive financial management and complex problem-solving experience to Vista Outdoor. Gary has served as a director of the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2015. He previously served as Vista Outdoor’s Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee until his recent appointment as the Company’s Interim CEO. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CH2M Hill, an engineering company that provides consulting, design and operations services, from 2014 to 2017.
Andrew Keegan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Interim)
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Jeff Ehrich, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Interim)
Jeff Ehrich, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Interim), has served in a variety of roles with the Legal Departments of Vista Outdoor and its predecessor, ATK, which he joined in 2011.
He was most recently promoted to Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary in 2018. Prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel from 2015 to 2018, Senior Counsel from 2013 to 2015, and Counsel from 2011 to 2015.Learn More
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.
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.Learn More
K.C. Walsh, Chief Strategic Advisor
K.C. Walsh serves as Chief Strategic Advisor to Vista Outdoor leadership on various strategic and conservation initiatives throughout the brand portfolio.
Active in fisheries conservation and industry organizations, Walsh has served on the boards of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, the American Sportfishing Association, and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. He has also served several terms on the national board of Trout Unlimited. Walsh currently serves by appointment of the Secretary of Interior as Vice-Chair on the board of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and also serves on the board of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. In January 2021, he was appointed to the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission by Governor Greg Gianforte.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Derek Tarlecki, President of Simms Fishing Products
Derek Tarlecki, President of Simms Fishing Products, has been a leader in strategy, M&A and helping grow businesses for more than 15 years.
Derek joined Vista Outdoor in 2021. He most recently served as Chief Integration Officer at Simms. Prior to helping integrate Simms Fishing Products into the company’s portfolio, he led Strategy and co-led M&A for Vista Outdoor and was an integral part of identifying and acquiring several of the company’s recent additions, including Foresight Sports, Stone Glacier, Fox Racing and Simms.
Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Derek spent nearly 14 years advising and supporting large- and medium-sized businesses at the global strategy consulting firm Bain & Company.
Derek is an avid sportsman and is active in many regional and conservation organizations. He additionally supports Vista’s overall advocacy and access initiatives as it pertains to supporting and conserving our wild places.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More