Irvine, Calif. — Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. has appointed a new chief financial officer, Jim Watkins, effective November 1, 2021. Watkins has worked at Boot Barn in a variety of roles since October 2014, most recently as the company’s senior vice president, finance and investor relations. Prior to joining Boot Barn, Watkins was the vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer of Mindspeed Technologies, a publicly traded semiconductor company.
Greg Hackman will continue as Boot Barn’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Hackman joined Boot Barn in 2015 as the chief financial officer and has also held the role of chief operating officer since August 2020.
“I feel fortunate to have the chance to work with both Greg and Jim as we continue to build the Boot Barn business,” says CEO Jim Conroy. “This new alignment will give Jim the well-deserved acknowledgment of his contributions to the company and the finance organization. It also demonstrates the leadership capabilities of Greg as he has helped position Jim for this expanded role. Given the outsized growth we are presently experiencing, I believe we will benefit greatly from Greg’s more intense focus on sales support functions to help ensure we can continue to scale the business to support the future needs of a national multi-billion-dollar retailer.”
Boot Barn is the nation’s leading lifestyle retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The company offers its loyal customer base a wide selection of work and lifestyle brands. Boot Barn operates approximately 281 stores in 36 states, in addition to an e-commerce channel, www.bootbarn.com. The company also operates www.sheplers.com, the nation’s leading pure play online western and work retailer and www.countryoutfitter.com, an e-commerce site selling to customers who live a country lifestyle.
SOURCE: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.