Finish Line Appoints CIO of the Year to Board of Directors

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Finish Line Appoints CIO of the Year to Board of Directors


Athletic retailer The Finish Line, Inc.'s Board of Directors appointed Faisal Masud as a director of the company. Masud, chief technology officer for Staples, Inc., was RIS News' CIO of the Year in 2017. He will serve as a Class II director for a term expiring at Finish Line’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders and on the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

With the appointment of Masud, the Board of Directors increases from 7 to 8 directors

“With his technology expertise across enterprise systems, Faisal will bring key insight to Finish Line’s board as we move through the ever-changing retail environment,” said Glenn Lyon, Chairman of the Finish Line Board of Directors. “Faisal has held several roles at leading consumer-focused brands that have positioned him at the intersection of technology and the retail experience. He will be integral in assisting us with our long-term strategies related to e-commerce and online merchandise channels and maximizing value for our shareholders.”

Sam Sato, Chief Executive Officer of Finish Line added, “We value the vast experience that Faisal carries with him from his work in the retail industry. His insights related to the customer experience and digital technology will be incredibly beneficial as we continue to focus on customer engagement.”

“As a member of Finish Line’s board,” Masud stated, “I look forward to furthering the impact and direction of the company’s unique, personalized customer experience through its social, mobile and in-store engagement. I’m proud to be associated with a brand dedicated to providing industry-leading innovation.”