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.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas D. Robertson, a CPA (certified public accountant), has served as 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.
President of Operations
Richard Simms has served as President, Operations of the Company since March 2018. Prior to that, he served as President, Digital Resources and Brand General Manager, Georgia Boot since February 2016. He previously served as President of Marketing Services from October 2014 until February 2016, and President, Retail Sales, of Lehigh Outfitters, LLC from March 2011 until February 2016. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lehigh from February 2007 until March 2011, as Senior Vice President, Sales of Lehigh from May 2006 until February 2007, and as Vice President, Key Accounts of Lehigh from October 2005 until May 2006. Mr. Simms began his career with Lehigh in 1994 and held various sales and operations positions with Lehigh until his appointment as Vice President, Key Accounts in October 2005.
President, Manufacturing/Sourcing Operations
David P. Dixon has served as President, Sourcing and Manufacturing since September 2016. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Military Liaison Officer since March 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Distribution Operations from 2013 until March 2015, and Senior Vice President, Product Acquisition from 2009 until 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Manufacturing from 2003 until 2009, as Director of Operations from 1997 to 2003, and as Manufacturing Cost Controller from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Dixon is a nephew of Mike Brooks and a first cousin of Jason Brooks, both by marriage.
President, Core Brand Sales, Marketing & P.D.
Byron Wortham has 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.