Hanold Associates Recruits Head of HR for Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsman's Warehouse

Hanold Associates recruited Steve Stoner as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Sportsman’s Warehouse. Keri Gavin led the search for the role located in Midvale, Utah.

Sportsman’s Warehouse is a high-growth outdoor sporting goods retailer focused on meeting the everyday needs of the seasoned outdoor veteran, the first-time participant and every enthusiast in between. Sportsman’s Warehouse serves outdoor enthusiasts, casual users and first-time participants with quality brand-name hunting, fishing, camping and shooting merchandise. The company was founded in 1986 as a single retail store in Midvale, Utah, and now has the largest outdoor specialty store base in the Western United States and Alaska, operating 92 stores across 23 states.

Sportsman’s Warehouse went public in April 2014. Seidler Equity Partners owns approximately 10% of the business and Chris Eastland, a partner at Seidler Equity Partners, is chairman of the board and a strong supporter of the business.

Sportsman’s Warehouse’s mission is to provide a one-stop shopping experience that equips customers with the right hunting, shooting, fishing and camping gear to maximize their enjoyment of the outdoors. They employ more than 5,100 people dispersed across its corporate offices, retail stores and distribution centers. Revenue for 2018 is expected to top $800M.

Mr. Stoner joins Sportsman’s Warehouse from Maines Paper & Food Service. He will report to the President and CEO, Jon Barker. Leading a team of 17, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources (the senior-most HR leader within the company) will be a critical member of the company’s executive leadership team and be responsible for the people strategy and vision while driving enhanced levels of organizational structure, employee engagement and change management initiatives across the enterprise. Mr. Stoner will be accountable for leadership and development of the HR function and aligning the function’s focus and activities to support the company’s organizational priorities, strategies and ambitions.

‘Steve’s passion for the business will serve Sportsman’s Warehouse extremely well as they look to grow and expand in new verticals.’ said Keri Gavin, who led the search.