James Conroy

James Conroy

CEO, President, Boot Barn Holdings Inc.
WHY: Runs Western-inspired, work wear retailer with $845.6M in fiscal 2020 net sales. 

RECENT: Company routinely buys small chains, extending bet on storefocused strategy, focus on work wear in the near term. 

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NOTABLE: Previously president, COO Claire’s stores.

QUOTABLE: Still looking to grow despite uncertainty. “While we’re trying to play defense and pull back on things like inventory and expenditures, it’s also a time where we might try to be opportunistic and look for tuck-in acquisitions.”