Management

Management

Senior Management

Edward W. Stack
Edward W. Stack
Chief Executive Officer of DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Chairman of the Board since 1984
Ed Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods since 1984, leads the largest, full-service sporting goods retailer in the country. He has led this Fortune 500 Corporation through a remarkable period of growth from just two stores in upstate New York to over 800 DICK’S Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream stores.
Lauren R. Hobart
Lauren R. Hobart
President, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Director since 2018
Lauren R. Hobart has served as our President since May 2017. In this role, she oversees the Company’s Stores, Marketing, eCommerce, HR, Technology, Legal and Team Sports HQ organizations. Lauren also serves as President of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and has served on the DICK’S Sporting Goods Board of Directors since her appointment in January 2018. Before being named President of the Company, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Customer & Digital Officer, and, prior to that, Lauren was our Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining DICK’S Sporting Goods, Lauren spent 14 years at PepsiCo in various roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in her appointment as Chief Marketing Officer of Carbonated Soft Drinks in North America. While at PepsiCo, she managed the Pepsi and Mountain Dew brands and spent several years in the Strategic Planning and Finance organizations. Prior to her time at PepsiCo, she spent five years at Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase in commercial banking. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sonic Corp. from 2014 - 2018.
Lee J. Belitsky
Lee J. Belitsky
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Lee Belitsky joined DICK'S in 1997 as Vice President-Controller, and became our Treasurer in 2005. During his tenure, he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including: Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning and Analysis and Treasury Services; Senior Vice President – Store Operations and Distribution/Transportation; Senior Vice President – Product Development; and most recently, Executive Vice President – Product Development and Planning, Allocations and Replenishment. Prior to joining DICK'S, Lee Belitsky was the Chief Financial Officer of Domain, Inc., a Boston-based home furnishings retailer, he also served as the Vice President- Controller and Treasurer with Morse Shoe, Inc. and Audit Manager at KPMG.
Paul J. Gaffney
Paul J. Gaffney
Executive Vice President – Chief Technology Officer
Paul Gaffney joined DICK’S Sporting Goods as our Executive Vice President - Chief Technology Officer in November 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the Company’s technology, supporting our overall infrastructure, eCommerce platforms, and new and evolving digital platforms. Prior to joining DICK’S, Paul served as the Senior Vice President of Technology at The Home Depot, Inc., responsible for the organization’s software engineering, user-centered design, and applications. Throughout his career, Paul held a variety of senior leadership roles, most notably serving as President and Chief Executive Officer with AAA Northern California. He has also served in a number of leadership positions at Desktone, Office Depot, Staples and Charles Schwab.
Holly R. Tyson
Holly R. Tyson
Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer
Holly joined DICK’S Sporting Goods as the Chief Human Resources Officer in August 2016. In this role, she is responsible for leading the overall talent strategy for the Company, while ensuring that our culture, practices, policies and operations align with our overall objectives and values. Holly also provides strategic Human Resources leadership to the executive management team, shareholders and board of directors. Prior to joining DICK’S, Holly served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at The Brink’s Company and before that, she was Vice President – Human Resources of U.S. Pharmaceuticals at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to her roles at Brink’s and Bristol-Myers, Holly held various Human Resources and Organizational Development leadership roles at Alliance Consulting, Cigna Corporation and Accenture.
Nina Barjesteh
Nina Barjesteh
Senior Vice President – Product Development
Nina Barjesteh joined DICK’S Sporting Goods as the Senior Vice President – Product Development in March 2018. In this role, she is responsible for leading the strategy, management and execution of the Company’s Product Development organization. Prior to joining DICK’S, Nina spent 20 years at Target Corporation in roles including VP GMM Women’s Apparel, VP DMM Kids Apparel, and VP Apparel and Accessories Branding. Most recently, she served as Chief Merchant of Rue 21.
Dave Barnes
Dave Barnes
Senior Vice President – Real Estate
Dave Barnes serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Real Estate. In this role, he is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of our real estate function, including future market development, across all lines of business. Dave joined the Company in 2005 and most recently served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining DICK’S, Dave served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Counsel for The May Department Stores Company.
Don Germano
Don Germano
Senior Vice President – Operations
Don Germano rejoined DICK’S Sporting Goods as the Senior Vice President – Operations in May 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Company’s store leadership, store environment and store operations. In 2010-2013, Don served in the same capacity for DICK'S. Most recently, Don was the President of Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. He has an in-depth background in retail operations, supply chain and planning, allocation and replenishment, previously holding leadership positions at Sears Holdings, Kmart and Nabisco. Don also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
George P. Giacobbe
George P. Giacobbe
Senior Vice President – Supply Chain
George Giacobbe joined DICK'S Sporting Goods in 1999 as a Department Manager at the Smithton Distribution Center. George Giacobbe was promoted to the Director of Logistics and Project Manager in 2006, and has since held the roles of Senior Director of Operations for the Plainfield Distribution Center and VP of Supply Chain. In 2014, George Giacobbe was promoted to the role of SVP of Supply Chain. Prior to joining DICK’S, George Giacobbe employed with Lord & Taylor for 15 years, where he started as an executive trainee and held increasing roles of responsibility in operations.
Navdeep Gupta
Navdeep Gupta
Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Navdeep joined DICK’S Sporting Goods as the Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Accounting Officer in November 2017. In this role, he is responsible for financial planning and budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, tax strategy and compliance, treasury services and payroll. Prior to joining DICK’S, Navdeep spent eleven years at Advance Auto Parts, Inc., most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Finance. Navdeep held numerous leadership roles during his tenure with Advance Auto Parts, including Chief Audit Executive, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, and Director of Finance. Previously, Navdeep held management roles at Sprint Nextel. He also served as a Lieutenant in the Indian Navy.
John E. Hayes III
John E. Hayes III
Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary
John Hayes joined DICK’S Sporting Goods as Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Secretary in January 2015. Prior to joining DICK’S, John served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Coldwater Creek. During his tenure with Coldwater he also served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and interim Senior Vice President and CFO. Prior to Coldwater, John was a partner with various prestigious law firms, including Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Boulder, CO, and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP in Broomfield, CO.
Vidya R. Jwala
Vidya R. Jwala
Chief eCommerce and Supply Chain Officer
Vidya Jwala joined DICK’S Sporting Goods as the Chief eCommerce and Supply Chain Officer in September 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the Company’s digital integration of eCommerce and Supply Chain efforts. Prior to joining DICK’S, Vidya served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Supply Chain, Technology & Customer Service at Overstock.com and before that, he was Vice President of Merchandising & Operations at Walmart Stores, Inc. Throughout his career, Vidya has held a variety of senior leadership roles at Tractor Supply Company and Lowe’s Home Improvement Inc. Early in his career, Vidya held various buying & merchandising roles at Worthington Industries and Jo-Ann Stores Inc.
Stephen P. Miller
Stephen P. Miller
Senior Vice President – Strategy and Analytics
Stephen P. Miller currently serves as Senior Vice President – Strategy and Analytics, a role he has held since joining DICK’S Sporting Goods in April 2019. In this role, Steve is responsible for driving strategic initiatives across the Company, leading a centralized analytics organization - including data science, marketing analytics, merchandising analytics and pricing optimization - driving a centralized test and learn approach to our work across channels and providing leadership to our Strategy & Innovation and Strategic Initiative Management teams. Prior to joining DICK’S, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce at JOANN Stores. Steve held several leadership roles during his tenure with JOANN Stores, including Vice President of Marketing and Director of CRM/Loyalty. Steve also held various leadership roles at McKinsey & Company after serving as a White House intern and the co-founder of Tiggly early in his career.
Daniel L. Ostrowski
Daniel L. Ostrowski
Senior Vice President – Store Environment
Dan Ostrowski was named Senior Vice President, Store Environment in November 2013, overseeing all aspects of our Store Environment. Dan Ostrowski joined DICK'S Sporting Goods in 1999 as a Director of Stores in Field Operations. In 2005, he took on the role of Vice President of New Stores, and in 2008 his role was expanded to include Construction and Facilities and again in 2012 to oversee all facets of the Store Environment as the Vice President of Store Environment.
Ed Plummer
Ed Plummer
Chief Marketing Officer
Ed Plummer currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer at DICK’S Sporting Goods. In this role, Ed is responsible for the Company’s overall marketing strategy and implementation, including brand building, traffic driving elements and continued digital transformation across all athlete touch points. Additionally, he provides leadership to DICK’S Team Sports HQ (TSHQ) organization. Ed joined the Company in 2010 as Vice President of Customer Relationship Management in marketing, and in 2016, he was promoted to Senior Vice President – Team Sports HQ. In February 2019, he assumed the role of interim Chief Marketing Officer/Senior Vice President – TSHQ. Prior to joining DICK’S, he spent 12 years at American Express in various leadership roles.
Will Swisher
Will Swisher
Senior Vice President – Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Replenishment
Will Swisher currently serves as our Senior Vice President – Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Replenishment. Will joined DICK’S in 1999 and has served in various Planning, Allocation & Replenishment roles across multiple Divisions. During his tenure with the Company, Will has served as Director of AR, Director of Planning, DMM of Licensed, Vice President of Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Replenishment, and most recently, Vice President – GMM for Team Sports, Fitness & Licensed.