Jason S. Brooks
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Jason Brooks has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2017 and has served as Chairman of the Company since May 2021. Prior to that, he served as President, Core Brands, of Rocky Brands US, LLC from February 2016 until May 2017. He previously served as President, U.S. Wholesale Sales, of Rocky Brands US, LLC from March 2011 until February 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President, U.S. Wholesale from August 2010 until March 2011. From September 2001 until August 2010, Mr. Brooks held various Vice President of Sales positions within the Company. He began his career with the Company in 1997 as an independent sales representative. Jason Brooks is the son of Mike Brooks.
Chief Operating Officer
Thomas D. Robertson has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since October 2022. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 2017. Before that, he served as Senior Financial Analyst since joining the Company in October 2016. Prior to that, from July 2015 until September 2016, he was an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP. From September 2008 until July 2015, he held various audit positions with Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. While practicing with Schneider Downs and Deloitte, Mr. Robertson spent the majority of his time working with publicly-traded footwear companies.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Sarah O’Connor has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer since March 2023. Prior to joining Rocky, she served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasurer at MedVet and prior to that she served as a Director since September 2016. MedVet is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and operates 35 specialty and emergency hospitals and urgent care centers for pets in 17 states. Prior to that, she served as Treasury Lead at Columbia Pipeline Group and she has held various Finance and Treasury roles at L Brands, the former parent company to leading retail brands including Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.
Senior Vice President of Georgia Boot and Durango Brands
Byron Wortham has served as the Senior Vice President of Georgia Boot and Durango Brands since February 2023. Prior to that he served as President, Core Brands since June 2017. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Brand General Manger of Durango since December 2015. He previously served as Vice President, Sales – Western Division from August 2011 to December 2015. Prior to that, he served Manager, National Sales – Western Division from November 2010 to August 2011, Region Sales Manager from September 2009 to November 2010, and Key Account Manager from March 2005 to September 2009. Mr. Wortham began his career with the Company in January 2003 as a Sales Representative.