Management

Management

Senior Management

Edward W. Stack
Edward W. Stack
Chief Executive Officer
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD SINCE 1984
Ed Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DICK'S Sporting Goods, leads the largest, omni-channel sporting goods retailer in the United States. Since 1984, when Mr. Stack took over the family business, he has led DICK'S through a remarkable period of growth - from two stores in upstate New York to an $8 billion Fortune 500 Company with more than 800 DICK'S Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream stores. The company also generates over $1 billion in annual eCommerce sales.

Mr. Stack's recognitions and awards include the following: Maverick in Leadership Award by The Yale School of Management's Chief Executive Leadership Institute (2019); Force for Good honoree from the CECP: The CEO Board of Boards (2019); named a Groundbreaker by the New York Times at its 2018 DealBook Conference; bestowed an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from St. John Fisher College (2016); The Major John H. Russell Leadership Award from the Marine Corps University Foundation (2016); Humanity and Service Award from The Bus Stops Here Foundation (2014); National Sporting Goods Association Hall of Fame induction (2006); History Makers Award for Business & Industry by the Heinz History Center (2005); Entrepreneur of the Year in Southwestern Pennsylvania by Ernst & Young (1999); and Sports Executive Visionary of the Year by Sports Style Magazine (1997).

Mr. Stack graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Mr. Stack serves on the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation and on the Advisory Board of Wharton's Jay H. Baker Retailing Initiative. He is also a member of Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety. Mr. Stack formerly served on the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Seton Hill University Board of Trustees and KeyCorp Board of Directors.

In 2019, Mr. Stack authored his first book, It’s How We Play the Game, an inspiring memoir about how he and his team built a multibillion dollar business, came to the defense of embattled youth sports programs, and took a controversial stance on gun control.

Mr. Stack is a passionate advocate for youth sports and has led DICK’S Sporting Goods’ efforts to help more than one million young athletes across the country play sports through support from DICK’S and The DICK’S Foundation’s Sports Matter program, the largest such charitable initiative of its kind.
Lauren R. Hobart
Lauren R. Hobart
President
DIRECTOR SINCE 2018
Lauren R. Hobart currently serves as President of DICK’S Sporting Goods overseeing the Stores, Marketing, eCommerce, Technology, HR, Legal, Strategy & Analytics and Team Sports HQ organizations. Additionally, she has served on the DICK’S Board of Directors since January 2018 and is President of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation.

Lauren joined DICK’S in February 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In her time as CMO, Lauren revamped the Company’s marketing efforts, drove significant improvement in the ROI of the marketing spend and was instrumental in developing and launching the CALIA by Carrie Underwood brand. In 2015, Lauren was promoted to Executive Vice President and CMO and later to Executive Vice President, Chief Customer & Digital Officer. She became President of DICK’S in May 2017.

Additionally, under Lauren’s leadership, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation developed its signature Sports Matter initiative in 2014, which has enabled over one million children to have access to sports. DICK’S and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation have given over $105 million in grants and sponsorships since 2014 to raise awareness and address the growing issues of underfunded youth sports programs nationwide.

Prior to joining DICK’S, Lauren spent 14 years at PepsiCo in various roles, including CMO of Carbonated Sports Drinks in North America. Prior to PepsiCo, Lauren was at Wells Fargo Bank and at JP Morgan Chase. From 2014 to 2018, Lauren served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sonic Corp.
Lee J. Belitsky
Lee J. Belitsky
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Lee J. Belitsky currently serves as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer at DICK’S Sporting Goods. In this role, Lee is responsible for the Company’s finance, investor relations, accounting, IT security, supply chain, real estate and construction functions. He also oversees GameChanger, a subsidiary of DICK’S Sporting Goods, and is a Board Member of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, Stack Sports and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.

Lee joined the Company in 1997 as Vice President - Controller. During his tenure, he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including Treasurer; 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 served as 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.
Donald J. Germano
Donald J. Germano
Executive Vice President – Stores
Donald J. Germano currently serves as Executive Vice President – Stores, a position he has held since June 2019. In this role, Don is responsible for managing the Company’s store leadership, environment and operations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President – Operations, a position he held since rejoining DICK’S Sporting Goods in May 2017. Prior to rejoining DICK’S Sporting Goods, he was President of Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. from 2013 to 2016. Before working at Follett, he served at DICK’S Sporting Goods from 2010 to 2013 as the Senior Vice President – Operations. Throughout his career, he held leadership positions at notable companies like Sears Holdings, Kmart Corporation, UPS and Nabisco. Don also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Donald J. Germano
Julie Lodge-Jarrett
Chief People Officer
Julie Lodge-Jarrett currently serves as Chief People Officer, a position she has held since joining DICK’S Sporting Goods in April 2020. In this role, Julie is responsible for leading the overall talent strategy for DICK'S, while ensuring that the Company's culture, practices, policies and operations align with its overall objectives and values. She also provides strategic Human Resources leadership to the executive management team and Board of Directors. Prior to joining DICK’S, Julie spent more than 21 years at Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as Chief Talent Officer. Julie held various human resources and organizational development roles during her tenure with Ford, including Chief Learning Officer; HR Director, Global Purchasing; HR VP, Greater China; and HRBP & Talent Director, Asia Pacific & Africa.
Vlad Rak
Vlad Rak
Chief Technology Officer
Vlad Rak currently serves as Chief Technology Officer, a role he has held since joining DICK'S Sporting Goods in April 2020. In this role, Vlad is responsible for the Company's technology efforts, including infrastructure, eCommerce platforms and new and evolving digital platforms. Prior to joining DICK'S, he served as Sr. Vice President & CTO at Merck. Throughout his career, Vlad also held senior technology leadership roles at notable companies like Nike, The Walt Disney Company and Wyndham Worldwide.
Nina Barjesteh
Nina Barjesteh
Senior Vice President – Product Development
Nina Barjesteh currently serves as Senior Vice President – Product Development, a role she has held since joining DICK’S Sporting Goods in March 2018. In this role, Nina is responsible for leading the strategy, management and execution of the Company’s Product Development organization. Prior to joining DICK’S, she served as Chief Merchant of Rue 21. Nina also spent 20 years at Target Corporation in various roles including Vice President GMM Women’s Apparel, Vice President DMM Kids Apparel and Vice President Apparel and Accessories Branding.
Carrie Guffey
Carrie Guffey
Senior Vice President – Softlines
Carrie Guffey currently serves as Senior Vice President – Softlines at DICK’S Sporting Goods. In this role, Carrie is responsible for leading the merchandising efforts and driving sales for all Softline categories, including Women’s, Men’s and Youth Athletic Apparel, Footwear, Outerwear and Accessories. Carrie joined the Company in 2002 as an Assistant Buyer in Outdoor Apparel and has served in a variety of merchandising leadership roles throughout the years. Most recently, she served as Vice President / General Merchandise Manager leading Footwear, Women’s Athletic Apparel and Accessories since 2018.
Navdeep Gupta
Navdeep Gupta
Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Navdeep Gupta currently serves as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, a role he has held since joining DICK’S Sporting Goods in November 2017. In this role, Navdeep is responsible for financial planning and budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, tax strategy and compliance, treasury services, productivity and payroll. Prior to joining DICK’S, Navdeep spent 11 years at Advance Auto Parts, Inc., most recently serving as 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. Navdeep also held management roles at Sprint Nextel, and he served as a Lieutenant in the Indian Navy.
John E. Hayes III
John E. Hayes III
Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary
John E. Hayes III serves as Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, a role he has held since joining DICK’S Sporting Goods in January 2015. In this role, John is responsible for the Company’s in-house legal function and direction, overseeing all major contract negotiations, litigation management and legal and regulatory compliance. As Corporate Secretary, he is also involved in matters related to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining DICK’S, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Coldwater Creek. During his tenure with Coldwater, he also served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and interim CFO. Before Coldwater, John was in private law practice for 18 years, most recently as a partner with Hogan & Hartson, LLP.
Stephen P. Miller
Stephen P. Miller
Senior Vice President – Strategy and Analytics
Joe Pietropola
Joe Pietropola
Senior Vice President – eCommerce
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 building the DICK’S brand, all traffic-driving elements and continued digital transformation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. 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 and Senior Vice President – Team Sports HQ. Prior to joining DICK’S, he spent 12 years at American Express in various leadership roles.
Toni Roeller
Toni Roeller
Senior Vice President – In-Store Environment & Visual Merchandising
Toni Roeller currently serves as Senior Vice President of In-Store Environment & Visual Merchandising at DICK’S Sporting Goods. In this role, Toni is responsible for bringing the brand to life through the overall in-store experience, while ensuring the athlete is at the center of all merchandising strategies. Toni joined the Company in May 2014 as Vice President of Visual Merchandising. In 2019, she was named Vice President of In-Store Environment & Visual Merchandising, overseeing all aspects of evolving the in-store environment and visual storytelling. Prior to joining DICK’S, she served as Vice President of In-Store Environment at The Home Depot. Throughout her career, she has also held increasing roles of responsibility at Best Buy, Levi Strauss and Maurices.
Will Swisher
Will Swisher
Senior Vice President – Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Replenishment
Will Swisher currently serves as Senior Vice President – Merchandise Planning, Allocation & Replenishment at DICK’S Sporting Goods. In this role, Will is responsible for the strategy and execution of the Company’s merchandise financial plans as well as inventory allocations and replenishment across all stores. 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 Allocation & Replenishment, Director of Planning, DMM of Licensed and Vice President of Planning & Allocation Replenishment. Before being named to his current role, Will was Vice President – GMM for Team Sports, Fitness & Licensed.