Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that Navdeep Gupta has been appointed executive vice president, chief financial officer, effective October 1, 2021. Gupta will be responsible for the company’s finance, investor relations, accounting, business development, and procurement functions.

Gupta, who has been with Dick’s since November 2017 as senior vice president, finance & chief accounting officer, he succeeds Lee Belitsky, who has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, since October 2016. Belitsky will remain with Dick’s as executive vice president and continue to oversee sits supply chain, real estate, construction, and GameChanger.

The CFO transition is part of the company’s long-term succession plan.

“We are delighted to announce Navdeep’s promotion,” said Lauren Hobart, president and CEO. “His keen financial acumen and strategic vision will be instrumental to the continued growth of the company.”

“I am extremely honored to support Lauren and Ed during the next phase of our growth journey,” said Gupta. “I could not be more excited to take on this opportunity, and I look forward to working with our teammates to continue building on our strong foundation.”

Prior to joining Dick’s, Gupta spent 11 years at Advance Auto Parts, Inc. in leadership roles, most recently serving as senior vice president of Finance. Earlier in his career, Gupta held management roles at Sprint Nextel.

Belitsky joined Dick’s in 1997 as vice president and controller. During his tenure, he has held numerous roles, including EVP, product development and PAR; SVP, product development; SVP, store operations and distribution/transportation; SVP, strategic planning & analysis and treasury services; SVP, chief risk and compliance officer; and treasurer.

“Lee has played an absolutely critical role in our company’s success,” said Ed Stack, executive chairman. “He is a trusted partner and advisor, and we are thankful to him for his years of dedicated service as CFO and his partnership in facilitating a smooth transition for Navdeep. We are also pleased Lee will continue to direct important segments of our business and remain a valued member of our executive leadership team.”

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