US outdoor sporting goods retailer Sportsman's Warehouse has tapped former Walmart executive, Jon Barker, as president and chief operating officer, assuming responsibility for the company's supply chain.

Barker, who previously served as vice president global officer for US retail giant Walmart, will also direct the marketing, operations, compliance and technology functions of Sportsman's Warehouse, in conjunction with leading the expansion of the company's e-commerce business. He will report directly to CEO John Schaefer.

"I have known Jon for almost 20 years and not only is he an excellent retail executive, he is also a passionate user of our products," says Schaefer. "I am very pleased that he is joining Sportsman's Warehouse at a pivotal time in our growth trajectory when we have reached 77 stores and we believe we still have substantial store expansion opportunity ahead of us. His leadership skills and proven track record of success combined with his extensive knowledge of multi-channel retail and ecommerce make him a perfect fit for Sportsman's Warehouse. I have no doubt that Jon will quickly bond with and add tremendous incremental value to our existing management team."

Founded in 1986 as a single retail store in Midvale, Utah, today, Sportsman's Warehouse operates the largest outdoor speciality store base in the western US and Alaska.

"I am very excited to join Sportsman's Warehouse and believe that there is a significant opportunity to build upon the successful growth of the company and achieve even greater store and e-commerce expansion in the future," adds Barker.