Greg Sullivan Named Vail Resorts Retail Chief Operating Officer

20 September 2016
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 20, 2016—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) Today, Vail Resorts announced the appointment of Greg Sullivan as the Company’s new Vail Resorts Retail chief operating officer, effective Sept. 26.
Sullivan joins the Company following a nearly 20-year career with Walmart from 1993-2013; most recently as a division president where he was responsible for $24B in revenue, 325 retail stores and more than 100,000 employees. Since 2013, Sullivan was an executive with Crocs, a global leader in casual footwear, as their global transformation senior vice president, where he was responsible for driving the operational, market and strategic transformation, supplying all-season products to consumers in more than 90 countries.
“I want to welcome Greg to Vail Resorts. I am confident that Greg’s extensive experience and expertise in retail and his leadership track record will help continue to re-imagine the future potential of Vail Resorts Retail and drive success for our retail group, including the integration of Whistler Blackcomb’s retail operations, upon the closing of that acquisition,” stated Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.
Sullivan holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He is currently a member of Executive Leadership Development for the American Diabetes Association and serves as a mentor for the University of Colorado’s Leeds Business Council.
Sullivan replaces the current Vail Resorts Retail chief operating officer, Kat Jobanputra, who has been with Vail Resorts since 2010, when the Company acquired Specialty Sports Venture, where Kat worked since 1994.
“Kat has been a part of Specialty Sports Venture for more than 20 years and an integral part of its growth and success. Since the acquisition of Specialty Sports Venture by Vail Resorts in 2010, Kat has led our retail business and achieved strong results that have meaningfully advanced Vail Resorts and our guest experience. On behalf of the Company, I want to thank Kat for his leadership and partnership to create what Vail Resorts Retail is today,” said Katz.
About Vail Resorts Retail
Vail Resorts Retail operates more than 185 specialty stores in and around its 12 resorts in Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe and the Midwest as well as in the metropolitan areas of Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Minneapolis. In addition to renting and selling ski and snowboarding equipment, the stores offer gear for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, cycling and tennis and outdoor furniture. 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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