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Dick’s Sporting Goods Hires Best Buy Exec

Ray Sliva named Executive VP of Stores

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Dick’s Sporting Goods (Pittsburgh) announced that Ray Sliva will join it as Executive VP, Stores, effective Jan. 3.

Most recently, Sliva served as chief people officer at Best Buy (Richfield, Minn.), where he was responsible for leading all employee engagement initiatives. Prior to that, he was the electronics retailer’s president of retail, responsible for U.S. sales across all customer touchpoints, including in-home consultations, Best Buy for Business, digital sales and nearly 1000 brick-and-mortar locations.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Hires Best Buy Exec

Ray Sliva

At Dick’s – winner of the 2022 VMSD/Peter Glen Retailer of the Year Award – Sliva will report to President and CEO Lauren Hobart and serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

“Our stores are a critical touchpoint with our athletes,” said Hobart. “Ray’s retail experience, passion for people, culture and operations will be tremendous assets as we continue to elevate the athlete and teammate experience in our stores.”

Founded in 1948, Dick’s is an omnichannel retailer serving primarily athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in more than 850 Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and Public Lands stores, online, and through its mobile app. Dick’s also owns and operates Dick’s House of Sport and Golf Galaxy Performance Center, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, live scorekeeping and video streaming.

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