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Finish Line establishes e-commerce div. and new president


INDIANAPOLIS, Minn. Finish Line announced that it has established a division to focus exclusively on its growing e-commerce channel. The new e-commerce division will be headed by Donald Courtney, who has been named president, e-commerce, effective immediately, reporting to Finish Line CEO Glenn Lyon. Before being appointed to this new post, Courtney was CEO/EVP of information systems and distribution, a position he has held since 2003.

The new division unites the Finish Line e-commerce advertising, design and content team, which was based in the marketing department, with the technology and operations team that was formerly part of the information systems group. Among other focus areas, the new e-commerce division will enhance to enrich the customer experience and continue to expand its sales and profitability contribution.

"We increased online sales by 14% in the first quarter and look forward to building on that growth by establishing a focused e-commerce division that integrates content with technology under the guidance of Don Courtney, an experienced and proven leader. Don built our technologically advanced distribution and information systems infrastructure, and we are confident he is the right leader to take our e-commerce business to the next level as well," said Finish Line CEO Lyon.

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