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Vista Outdoor Inc (VSTO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Callahan

67 2017 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Metz

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Miguel Lopez

58 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Kelly Grindle

50 2016 President, Outdoor Products

Scott Chaplin

50 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stephen Clark

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services

Anneliese Rodrigues

2018 Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis

Michael Pici

2017 Vice President - Investor Relations

April Foley

69 Independent Director

Mark Gottfredson

59 Independent Director

Tig Krekel

64 2015 Independent Director

Gary McArthur

57 Independent Director

Robert Tarola

67 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Callahan

Mr. Michael Callahan is re-designated as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Interim Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Callahan has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Partners, a Utah-based consultant to the outdoor sporting industry, since 2008. From 1990 until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Callahan served in various merchandising, marketing, management and senior executive positions with Cabela's, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President Business Development & International Operations. Prior to joining Cabela's, Mr. Callahan spent 15 years working in the outdoor recreation industry. Mr. Callahan has been selected to serve as a director due to his operational, marketing and leadership experience gained through various senior positions in the sporting goods and outdoor industry. Mr. Callahan serves as Lead Independent Director and as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Christopher Metz

Mr. Christopher T. Metz has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective October 9, 2017. Mr. Metz was most recently the president and CEO of Arctic Cat from 2014 to 2017. From 2005 to 2014, he served as a managing director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private equity firm. Prior to Sun Capital, Metz worked for Black & Decker from 1992 to 2005. During his tenure with the company, he was president of the Hardware and Home Improvement Group from 1999 to 2005, and held various leadership positions including president of Kwikset Corporation, president of Price Pfister, president of Baldwin Hardware, and general manager of European Professional Power Tools and Accessories, during which time he lived in Frankfurt, Germany. Metz serves on the board of Acushnet Holdings Corporation (NYSE: GOLF). He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from the University of Delaware and earned a master of business administration degree from the Kenan Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an avid hunter, angler and cyclist.

Miguel Lopez

Mr. Miguel A. Lopez is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective August 10, 2018. He was most recently employed as the Chief Financial Officer of Veritas Technologies LLC, an international data management company, from February 2016 to July 2017. Before joining Veritas Technologies, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Harris Corporation, a technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider, from February 2014 to January 2016. Prior to joining Harris Corporation, Mr. Lopez was the Chief Financial Officer of Aricent Group/KKR Private Equity, a global design and engineering company from November 2011 to December 2013. Mr. Lopez also served as the Vice President, Corporate Finance and Operations at Cisco Systems from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Lopez is a certified public accountant.

Kelly Grindle

Mr. Kelly T. Grindle is President, Outdoor Products of the Company. He has served as our President, Outdoor Products since January 2016. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Mr. Grindle served as Senior Group Vice President, Marine Electronics, Watercraft and Diving for Johnson Outdoors, Inc. Prior to this he served in a variety of leadership roles within Johnson Outdoors beginning when he joined the company in 2000.

Scott Chaplin

Mr. Scott D. Chaplin is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Chaplin has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2015. Mr. Chaplin served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Orbital ATK from October 2012 through February 2015. Before joining Orbital ATK, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Stanley, Inc., an information technology company and before that as Vice President and General Counsel of BAE Systems Information Technology. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of DigitalNet, Inc. He also worked as an adjunct professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law and as an associate attorney for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Reed Smith LLP, both in Washington, D.C.

Stephen Clark

Mr. Stephen S. Clark is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services of the Company. He has served as our Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services since February 2015. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Mr. Clark served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for the H.J. Heinz Company, a food products manufacturer. He joined Heinz in 2002 and held various and increasing leadership roles within the human resources function, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer from October 2005 to June 2013. Mr. Clark was the director of staffing for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games from 1998 to 2002. He also served in human resources management positions for Pizza Hut, Inc. from 1995 to 1998.

Anneliese Rodrigues

Michael Pici

April Foley

Amb. April H. Foley is an Independent Director of the Company. Ambassador Foley served with the U.S. State Department as the Ambassador to Hungary from 2006-2009. Before her diplomatic service, she was First Vice President and Vice Chairman, and a member of the Board of Directors, of the Export-Import Bank of the United States from 2003-2005. She also served as Director of Business Planning of PepsiCo, Inc. from 1981-1993. She is also a director of Xerium Technologies, Inc. Ms. Foley has been selected to serve as a director due to her global and government experience through her service as an Ambassador and experience in the analysis of financial performance and business plans. Ambassador Foley serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Mark Gottfredson

Mr. Mark A. Gottfredson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gottfredson is a leader in and was the former head of the performance improvement practice of Bain & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm. He recently led an engagement for the World Bank related to international trade and has worked with business leaders from many leading international corporations. He has worked with Bain for over 30 years, including service on Bain's board from 2008 to 2012. He is also a director and member of the Audit Committee of Emerge Energy Services LP. Mr. Gottfredson has been selected to serve as director based on his extensive experience and proven ability advising boards and management on strategic decision making and business performance. Mr. Gottfredson serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Tig Krekel

Mr. Tig H. Krekel is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Krekel is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Hudson Group, a South Carolina advisory services firm. He was the Vice Chairman and a partner of J.F. Lehman & Company, a New York private-equity investment bank, from 2003 to 2012. Before joining J.F. Lehman, Mr. Krekel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Space and Communications and President of Boeing Satellite Systems, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial and military communications satellites. Mr. Krekel serves as a director on the board of Orbital ATK Inc. Mr. Krekel has been selected to serve as a director due to his leadership, industry and financial experience as former chief executive officer of several large and complex businesses and corporate governance experience. Mr. Krekel serves as chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.

Gary McArthur

Mr. Gary L. McArthur is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McArthur joined CH2M Hill, an engineering company that provides consulting, design and operations services, in 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining CH2M Hill, he worked more than 15 years for Harris Corporation, an international telecommunications equipment company, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McArthur has also been associated with Nextel Communications, Inc., Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Deloitte & Touche LLP and served on the boards of Terion Inc. and Live TV Co. Ltd. Mr. McArthur has been selected to serve as a director due to his extensive financial, management and complex problem solving experience. Mr. McArthur serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.

Robert Tarola

Mr. Robert M. Tarola is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tarola is currently the president of Right Advisory LLC, a financial, governance and risk management consulting firm whose clients have included large, sophisticated companies since 2008. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Southcoast Health System, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to his role with Southcoast, Mr. Tarola was associated with The Howard University where he served as CFO for four years. Prior to his time with Howard, he served as Chief Financial Officer for W.R. Grace & Co. for almost 10 years. Prior to W.R. Grace, he served as Chief Financial Officer of MedStar Health, Inc. and was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He currently serves on the board of Legg Mason Mutual Funds, XBRL International Inc., and The American Kidney Fund and previously served on the board and Audit Committee of TeleTech Holdings Inc. Mr. Tarola currently serves as a member of the audit committee of Legg Mason Mutual Funds and is a CPA and is a Charter Global Management Accountant. Mr. Tarola has been selected to serve as director based on his extensive management experience and deep financial expertise. Mr. Tarola serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

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