Chief Executive Officer
Michael Foss serves as Chief Executive Officer for Sports Authority. In his role, Michael oversees all day-to-day operations and strategic growth initiatives including store expansion, marketing, and merchandising.
Michael, who has served on the Sports Authority Board of Directors since 2009, has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the financial and general management operations of public and private companies in the retail, technology and customer service industries. He previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Petco Animal Supplies. Michael has also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Circuit City Stores, preceded by various leadership positions at Teletech Holdings Corporation, Kodak, Rally’s and IBM.
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Hendrickson serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Sports Authority. In this role, Tom oversees the finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, legal, logistics, asset protection, information services and procurement departments for Sports Authority. Tom is a certified public accountant and has over 33 years of business experience.
Tom became a Board Member of The Sports Authority in May 2006. Prior to this, he became non-director Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of The Sports Authority in August 2003, in addition to the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, which he has held since September 1996. Tom joined Sportmart in January 1993 as Vice President of Financial Operations. In March 1993, he was named Chief Financial Officer of Sportmart and, in March 1995, was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sportmart. From 1987 until joining Sportmart, Tom served as the Vice President and Controller of Millers Outpost Stores.
Executive Vice President/Store Operations
Paul Gaudet serves as the Executive Vice President of Store Operations for Sports Authority. In this role, Paul oversees the operations of all 465+ Sports Authority stores across 45 states, including SA Elite and store support center operations.
Paul is a 25-year veteran in Sporting Goods retail. He joined Gart Bros. Sporting Goods in May of 1986 and went on to serve as District Manager in the Denver market from 1994-1999, Regional Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Region from 1999-2003, and Senior Vice President of Construction/Visual from 2003-2011. During his tenure at Sports Authority, Paul has developed a broad range of Operations experience and expertise.