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Executive Team

Jay Tibbets
President


Mr. Tibbets joined Gander Mountain in March 2015 as Senior Vice President Hardlines Merchandising and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in October 2015, and President in November 2016. Prior to Gander Mountain, Mr. Tibbets served as President of ATK Sporting Group, a leading supplier of ammunition, firearms, and accessories to the outdoor market. Before joining the corporate workforce, Mr. Tibbets served 22 years as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Operations Management from the University of Minnesota.



Eric Jacobsen
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel


Mr. Jacobsen joined Gander Mountain in May 2005 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and was promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2009. Prior to Gander Mountain, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Northwestern Corporation and, before that, served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Lodgenet Entertainment Corporation. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, Los Angeles, California, specializing in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Jacobsen holds a JD MBA from the University of Southern California.



Brian D. Kohlbeck
Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Kohlbeck joined Gander Mountain in October 2015. Prior to Gander Mountain, Mr. Kohlbeck served as Vice President Business Finance at Landsend and was responsible for overall financial management of that firm’s direct and retail business units. Mr. Kohlbeck served 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility in finance with Best Buy, most recently as Senior Finance Director Best Buy Stores. He previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, and holds an MBA from the University of Dayton.



Carissa Rollins
Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer


Ms. Rollins joined Gander Mountain as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in September 2015 and was promoted to her current position in June 2016. Prior to Gander Mountain, Ms. Rollins was with Kohl’s Corporation and served in roles of increasing responsibility in the Information Technology department, most recently as Vice President IT, Enterprise Information Management. Ms. Rollins holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, degrees from Marquette University.



Lisa Schmidt
Executive Vice President, Store Design and Development


Ms. Schmidt has been with Gander since 2000, serving in various retail operations roles with increasing responsibility to include: Manager of Visual Merchandising, Director of Visual & Store Design, Vice President of Visual Merchandising and Store Design and most recently Senior Vice President, Facilities, Visual and Store Design. Ms. Schmidt was promoted to her current position in October 2015, and is responsible for Retail Store Design, Visual Merchandising, and Merchandise Space Planning.



Joe Fusaro
Senior Vice President, Merchandising


Mr. Fusaro joined Gander Mountain as Senior Vice President, Merchandising in November 2015. Prior to Gander Mountain, Mr. Fusaro served with Target Corporation for over 20 years in various retail merchandising roles with increasing responsibility, and was most recently Vice President, Merchandise Segmentation & Localization. Mr. Fusaro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (Marketing) from Brigham Young University.



Ronald Stoupa
Senior Vice President, Marketing and E-Commerce


Mr. Stoupa joined Gander Mountain in August 2016. Prior to Gander Mountain, Mr. Stoupa served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer for The Sports Authority. Mr. Stoupa also served as Chief Marketing Officer, The Pep Boys, and Director of Marketing, Bass Pro Shops. Mr. Stoupa holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska.



Robert Walker
Senior Vice President, Retail Sales and Operations


Mr. Walker joined Gander Mountain in May 2016. Prior to Gander Mountain, Mr. Walker served as Executive Vice President, Retail Sales and Operations for Heartland Automotive (Jiffy Lube). Mr. Walker is an experienced retail executive, including serving as Senior Vice President, Retail Sales at Ashley Furniture, and Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations and Divisional President for Circuit City Stores, with 15 years of direct retail operations experience.



Mike Kalck
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain


Mr. Kalck joined Gander Mountain in November 2014 and was promoted to his current position in October 2016. Prior to Gander Mountain, Mr. Kalck served as Vice President, Distribution and Contact Center, Crate and Barrel. Mr. Kalck has over 30 years of extensive supply chain management experience including serving as Director of Distribution, Spiegel/Eddie Bauer. Mr. Kalck holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, from National Louis University.