JD High Country Appoints Head of Retail Operations from Search by Hanold Associates

JD High Country

JD High Country has appointed Beth Rotert as Head of Retail Operations located in Jackson, Wyoming. Hanold Associates’ Lisa Butkus and Jason Hanold led the search.

Beth Rotert comes to JD High Country from leadership roles at the well-recognized retail brands Eddie Bauer and Coldwater Creek. Reporting directly to the store ownership group at JD High Country, Ms. Rotert will lead and manage the daily operations of the company, ensuring that growth and profitability targets are achieved. She will have full responsibility for all aspects of the retail operation including Sales, Merchandising, Advertising, Financial Analysis, Management and Human Resources.

“Beth is a strategic retail leader steeped in management, operations and a customer-centric spirit! She will bring a fantastic lens of best-in-class corporate retail, along with a passion for the product, outdoors, and essence of Jackson Hole,” said Lisa Butkus, Partner at Hanold Associates.

Born of the merger of High Country Flies and Jack Dennis Sports, established in 1974 and 1972 respectively, JD High Country Outfitters has been the preeminent retail store serving the needs of local and visiting outdoors enthusiasts in the Jackson Hole area for over four decades. JD High Country Outfitters is founded on the principles of consistently offering the finest products in the outdoor industry, combined with an emphasis on a team with specialized expertise and excellent customer service. Located on the famous Town Square in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it is a complete Outdoor Store with Fishing, Hunting, Camping and Outdoor clothing departments.

Hanold Associates is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, among others.