Finish Line appoints Faisal Masud to Board of Directors

Benoit Bazin

Athletic retailer The Finish Line, said its Board of Directors has appointed Faisal Masud as a director of the Company effective September 19, 2017.

Masud, Chief Technology Officer for Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), will serve as a Class II director for a term expiring at Finish Line’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. He will serve 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,” Faisal 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.”

Prior to being appointed to his current position of CTO at Staples, Masud served as Executive Vice President of Global E-Commerce at Staples. Before joining Staples in 2013, Masud served as Vice President and General Manager at Groupon, Inc. responsible for managing Groupon Goods’ strategy and execution in more than 35 countries. His career also includes key leadership positions as Head of Global Shipping and Fulfillment at eBay and General Manager, Worldwide Warehouse Deals and Global Sourcing, at Amazon. Masud earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southeastern University.