Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc. announced that it has named Craig McNair as chief retail officer to oversee store operations, effective Jan. 29, 2024. In his position, McNair will be responsible for the customer experience, in-store programs, training and talent development, and driving growth.
“Craig has significant experience working in retail operations to achieve organizational objectives, resulting in growth and profitability,” said Paul Stone, Sportsman’s Warehouse president and chief executive officer. “With his deep retail experience, he will be focused on building our in-store culture and programs, providing our customers with a differentiated experience and creating loyalty and trust. I am pleased to welcome him to the Sportsman’s team and look forward to working with him as we transform this great company into the leading outdoor specialty retailer.”
McNair has a strong background in retail operations, most recently serving as chief retail officer at specialty retailer Batteries Plus Bulbs for more than four years. He also has key leadership experience in the outdoor specialty retail space, having served in key roles for both Academy Sports + Outdoors and Cabela’s Inc., where he was responsible for large regions of stores. He also served in store leadership roles with Sam’s Club from 1988 to 2016, where he spent more than 25 years building and growing his career.
“As a lifelong store operator, I welcome the opportunity to bring our stores to life with the unique outdoor products we sell, while providing our customers best-in-class service,” said McNair. “It’s exciting to transition my career back to specialty outdoor retail as it directly aligns with my personal love of the outdoors. I am honored to join the company at a critical time to help establish and execute the strategy and return Sportsman’s Warehouse back to growth.”