Michael Callahan, Interim Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Callahan is Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Vista Outdoor Inc., a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation industry. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has well-recognized brands providing consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.
Prior to becoming Vista Outdoor’s Chairman and CEO, Mike served as Lead Independent Director of Vista Outdoor since the Company spun off from ATK in February 2015. Mike has more than 40 years of experience in the sporting goods industry. Mike has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Partners, a Utah-based consultant to the outdoor sporting industry, since 2008. From 1990 until his retirement in 2008, Callahan served in various merchandising, marketing, management and senior executive positions with Cabela’s, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President Business Development and International Operations where he was responsible for M&A and spearheaded Cabela’s expansion into Canada.
Mike is a member of the Board of the Midway USA Foundation and formerly served as a member of the Board of Bushnell Outdoor Products, Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Outdoor Business Council of the US Sportsmen’s Alliance.