Miguel “Mick” Lopez, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Miguel “Mick” Lopez is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Vista Outdoor. The company is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in outdoor sports and recreation. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.
Mick has over 30 years of experience in finance, operations and strategy, driving process improvements in both publicly traded and private companies. His background includes corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, strategic planning and risk management. He is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities for the company.
Mick most recently served as the CFO of Veritas Technologies, an international data management company, from 2016 to 2017, where he led initiatives to drive profitability through portfolio and operational improvements. Prior to joining Veritas Technologies, he was the CFO for Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) where he played an integral role in reshaping the corporate strategy, which resulted in the $3 billion acquisition of Exelis Inc. From 2011 to 2014, he was the CFO for Aricent Group/KKR Private Equity, where he drove initiatives focused on improving profitability, leverage position and global tax structure. He has held increasing roles of responsibility at companies such as Cisco Systems, Tyco International, IBM and KPMG.
Mick earned a double major in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University, and an MBA, specializing in Finance, from the University of Chicago. He is a certified public accountant.