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05/18/2022

Sportsman’s Warehouse Names Ex-Ross Stores Exec Sruti Patnaik New CIO

Liz Dominguez
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Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. has a new CIO. The company has tapped Sruti Patnaik for the new role, where she will be responsible for leading the company’s IT efforts and expanding omni-channel capabilities.

“Sportsman’s Warehouse has seen tremendous growth over the last couple of years, and I’m pleased to join the executive team to help lead the company’s technology-related initiatives,” said Patnaik. “Once inclusion is an instinct, diversity follows. I am excited about continuing the efforts to increase diversity in the organization and passionate about working with proven, forward-thinking leaders at Sportsman’s Warehouse."

"I hope to bring my deep experience and expertise in retail to help our millions of consumers enjoy their love for the outdoors,” she added.

Patnaik has more than 20 years of retail experience as a senior executive with Ross Stores, Inc. Most recently, she was a SVP and IT executive over supply chain, stores, corporate applications, and QA services.

Previously, she was group vice president overseeing store systems, corporate applications, and PMO services. She also held positions as vice president over store systems, enterprise architecture, and support. 

During her time at Ross Stores, Patnaik launched and managed several diversity initiatives, such as Women in IT and Women Inspire at Ross. Last year, she was awarded the Top Women in Retail Technology award by RIS’ sister company Chain Store Age.

“As an organization that focuses on the needs of our customers, we are pleased to have Ms. Patnaik’s innovative mindset and leadership to oversee our internal and customer-reaching technologies,” said Jon Barker, Sportsman’s Warehouse chief executive officer. “We remain committed to our objective of taking diversity and inclusion to exciting new levels, while enhancing the overall strength of the company.” 

“I have no doubt that Ms. Patnaik’s experience, combined with Sportsman’s Warehouse commitment to continuous improvement, will help us further transform our technology to better serve our customers,” Barker added.

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