Board of Directors
Martha Bejar currently serves as the co-Founder of Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC, a telecommunications and technology advisory firm founded in early 2014. Most recently Martha served as CEO and Director of Unium Inc., a WiFi software solution provider, from March 2017 to March 2018. In March 2018, she closed on the sale of Unium to Nokia Corp. Prior to her time at Unium, Martha was CEO/Director at Flow Mobile Inc., a broadband wireless access solution provider, from January 2012 to December 2015. Prior to joining Flow Mobile, Martha was Chairperson/CEO of Wipro Infocrossing Cloud Computing Services (A Wipro Company). Prior to Wipro, Martha was with Microsoft Corp., where she was the Corporate Vice President for the Communications Sector.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC, she also serves on the Board of CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL), CommVault Systems, Inc. (NSDQ: CVLT), and Rainer Scholars, and is a member of the Presidents Advisory Group at EastWest Institute.
Ms. Bejar received an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard University Business School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and also holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Philip C. Williamson
Philip Williamson has spent over 35 years at Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company, better known by its brand Dickies. He currently serves in an advisory role to Dickies, after serving as President from October 2017 to July 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Williamson served as Chairman, President and CEO of Dickies from January 1997 until October 2017, at which time Williamson Dickie Manufacturing Company was acquired by VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). From January 1994 to January 1997, he served as CEO and Vice Chairman. Williamson began his career at Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company in 1983 and held various roles of increasing responsibility. He is the fourth generation of Williamsons to have served at Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company.
Mr. Williamson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Denver and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas-Austin. He currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR). Mr. Williamson previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) from 2013 to 2014. Prior to serving as Chairman, he was Secretary of the AAFA’s Board of Directors. He also was previously a Board member at Blessings Corporation.
Erica Fortune has served as the Senior Vice President, eCommerce and Digital Marketing of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a multiunit and omnichannel retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, since December 2022. Prior to joining Advance Auto Parts, Ms. Fortune served as Senior Vice President, eCommerce from March 2021 to November 2022 and Vice President, eCommerce from March 2017 to March 2021 at Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), a home discount retailer. Ms. Fortune also served in various ecommerce and merchandising roles, including as Director, Merchandising, eCommerce, Women’s Division at Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), a fashion retailer and Senior Merchant, eCommerce at The Limited, a clothing retailer. Ms. Fortune holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University.
Gregory P. Hickey
Gregory P. Hickey has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2014. From 1973 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Hickey was an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, serving as a partner since 1983. Mr. Hickey held various positions during his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including serving as partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles tax practice, as the tax leader of the West Region and as the tax engagement partner for numerous publicly traded consumer products companies. Additionally, between 1985 and 2006, Mr. Hickey was a professor in the Masters of Taxation program at the University of Southern California. Currently, Mr. Hickey serves as President and a member of the board of directors of the Southern California Tennis Association. Mr. Hickey received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California. We believe that Mr. Hickey’s extensive accounting expertise and his experience advising public companies on tax and accounting matters adds valuable experience to our board of directors.
Richard McBee has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2018 and brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to Sportsman’s Warehouse. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL), a position he has held since January 2011. During this time, he has led Mitel’s global strategy, business performance and global execution, while driving revenue growth and profitability and advancing Mitel’s evolution and leadership in the business communications market. Under his leadership, Mitel has doubled its revenue to more than $1.25 billion and emerged as a global leader in the business communications market, with #1 market share in Europe. Prior to joining Mitel, from 2007 to 2011, Mr. McBee served as President of the Communications and Enterprise Group of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). He joined Danaher in 2007 as President, Tektronix Communications, following the acquisition by Danaher of Tektronix. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. McBee spent 15 years with Tektronix and held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Business Unit; Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service and Marketing; and Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives. Mr. McBee holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chapman School of Business and Economics and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to the Mitel board, Mr. McBee serves on the board of Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Nancy A. Walsh
Nancy Walsh has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Katapult Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: KPLT) since December 2022. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LL Flooring Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LL), a specialty retailer of hard-surface floorings, from September 2019 to November 2022. Prior to joining LL Flooring, Ms. Walsh served from January 2018 until April 2019 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a home furnishing and decor retailer, and, from November 2015 until December 2017, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., a department store chain. From March 1999 to December 2013, Ms. Walsh served in various financial positions, including as Senior Vice President of Finance, with Tapestry, Inc., formerly known as Coach, Inc., a fashion handbag, leather goods and apparel retailer. Ms. Walsh also served in financial roles with Timberland, Inc., a footwear and apparel retailer. Ms. Walsh received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
Steven W. Sansom
Steve Sansom has served as the founder and chairman of Steel Grove Capital Advisors and Steel Grove Family Office in Memphis, Tennessee since September 2001. Mr. Sansom was also a founder, principal and member of the board of directors of Center Coast Capital Advisors, an independent investor in United States mid-stream energy infrastructure assets, from November 2007 until its merger with Brookfield Asset Management in February 2018. Mr. Sansom also served as a vice president of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, New York and Memphis, Tennessee between August 1993 and September 2001. Mr. Sansom began his career at Merrill Lynch Global Capital Markets in the Institutional Equity Capital Markets Group in New York, New York from August 1991 to September 1993. Mr. Sansom currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners, the middle markets private equity investment group at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York, New York.
Mr. Sansom is a member of several additional boards of directors, including the advisory board of Axxes Capital, a private markets investment firm. He also previously served on Charles Schwab & Co. Institutional Advisory Board in San Francisco, California. Mr. Sansom received a bachelor’s degree in Business from Millsaps College and also attended Harvard Business School’s executive education program.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Stone is a highly experienced executive with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the retail space. Prior to joining Sportsman’s Warehouse, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTZ) from October 2021 to September 2023 after previously serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors from May 2020 and October 2021. He previously served as Hertz’s Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Operations Officer for North America from March 2018 to May 2020. Prior to joining Hertz, Mr. Stone served as the Chief Retail Officer of Cabela’s Inc., an outdoor outfitter retail company from November 2015 to December 2017. Prior to joining Cabela’s, Mr. Stone spent 28 years with Sam’s Club, a retail warehouse subsidiary of Walmart Inc., in various leadership roles, where he ultimately oversaw a P&L of approximately $18 billion and 30,000 employees.