Meet Our Executive Team
Since its inception in 1996, Big Rock Sports has grown at an extraordinary rate, and Big Rock’s leadership team
is a big part of the reason why. They work to ensure that everyone—vendors, retailers and employees—benefits from our growth.
Because of their guidance, Big Rock is one of the largest distributors of firearms and fishing gear in all of North America.
Ed Small, CEO
Ed received his B.S.B.A. in marketing and international trade from Appalachian State in 1986. Before joining Big Rock, he was a Senior Operating Advisor for JP Morgan Partners, assisting with the evaluation of current and potential investments from an operating perspective. In addition, Ed was the Chairman of the Board for SiTeco Lighting, a JPMP portfolio company in Germany that provides lighting solutions. Ed joined Big Rock in 2005 as President, taking over his current CEO duties in March of 2006. Ed and his wife Faith live on a horse farm near Big Rock’s headquarters in central North Carolina.