Jim Gabel

Jim Gabel


Jim Gabel has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2016, and as a member of the board since October 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear and apparel industry. Prior to joining Roots, Jim served as the president of The Performance Group and an officer of Wolverine World Wide from 2014 to 2016, where he oversaw the brands of Saucony, Merrell and Chaco and had global responsibility for U.S. $1 billion in revenue. Prior to that, Jim held a number of senior executive roles at adidas Group from 2008 to 2014, including president of adidas Group Canada and president of Reebok North America. Jim currently sits on the boards of directors of Toys “R” Us Canada and Sporting Life Group, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.