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Finish Line Inc (FINL.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Glenn Lyon

65 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Samuel Sato

52 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Edward Wilhelm

57 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Melissa Greenwell

49 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Albert Sutera

50 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Technology Officer

John Hall

51 2016 Executive Vice President, Division President, Chief Merchandising Officer

Imran Jooma

44 2016 Division President, Executive Vice President, Omnichannel Strategy

William Kirkendall

62 2014 Executive Vice President, President - JackRabbit

William Carmichael

72 2011 Lead Independent Director

Torrence Boone

47 2011 Independent Director

Richard Crystal

71 2009 Independent Director

Stephen Goldsmith

69 2011 Independent Director

Norman Gurwitz

69 2009 Independent Director

Dolores Kunda

60 2008 Independent Director

Catherine Langham

58 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Glenn Lyon

Mr. Glenn S. Lyon serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is currently the Executive Chairman of the Company, serving in such capacity since February 2016. This position involves Mr. Lyon continuing to serve as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, a capacity he has served in since July 2010. Mr. Lyon is also currently a member of the Strategy Committee of the Board. Mr. Lyon was originally elected to the Board in January 2009. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from December 2008 to February 2016, President from October 2003 to December 2008, and Executive Vice President from September 2001 to October 2003, as well as the Company’s Chief Merchandising Officer from 2001 until 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lyon served as President/CEO of Paul Harris Stores, Inc., a women’s apparel retailer, from March 2000 to February 2001. From October 1995 to February 2000, he held positions as President and General Merchandising Manager of Modern Woman Stores, a Division of the American Retail Group. Mr. Lyon also spent eight years with TJX Company as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing. Mr. Lyon started his career in 1973 at Macy’s N.Y., where he spent 10 years in various merchandising positions. He has extensive experience in corporate governance, operational management, and strategic planning developed from over 40 years in the retail industry. His experience and leadership skills provide the Board with valuable in-depth knowledge of the retail industry, which were significant factors in assisting the Board to reach its decision to appoint Mr. Lyon as Chairman.

Samuel Sato

Mr. Samuel M. Sato serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of The Finish Line, Inc., effective February 2016. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, serving in such capacity since February 2016, and is also a Director of the Company, serving in such capacity since October 2014. Mr. Sato previously served as President of the Company from October 2014 to February 2016, President, Finish Line Brand, from October 2012 to October 2014, and President and Chief Merchandising Officer from October 2010 to September 2012, as well as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer from to March 2007 to October 2010. He is currently a member of the Strategy Committee of the Board. Mr. Sato began his career in 1985 at Nordstrom Inc., where he held various leadership roles within merchandising. Mr. Sato has been involved in the retail industry for over 30 years.

Edward Wilhelm

Mr. Edward W. Wilhelm, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of The Finish Line, Inc., since March 30, 2009. Previously, Previously, Mr. Wilhelm served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Borders Group, Inc. from 2000 to 2009. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Wilhelm was Vice President of Planning, Reporting, and Treasury for Borders Group, Inc. and served as Vice President of Finance from 1994 through 1997. Mr. Wilhelm is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in the finance and retail industries. Mr. Wilhelm holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting from the University of Detroit.

Melissa Greenwell

Ms. Melissa A. Greenwell serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of The Finish Line, Inc., effective February 28, 2016. Ms. Greenwell previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, of the Company, from June 2013 to February 2016, and Vice President and Senior Vice President of Human Resources from December 2008 to May 2013. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Director, Human Resources, of Sallie Mae, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Throughout her almost 20-year career in human resources, Ms. Greenwell also has held positions as Vice President, Human Resources, of Brightpoint North America, Vice President, Human Resources, at JP Morgan Chase (formerly Union Acceptance Corporation), Vice President, Human Resources, at Oak Street Mortgage, and Vice President, Human Resources, at Made2Manage Systems. Earlier in her career, Ms. Greenwell served as a leader of Business Process Reengineering with Alcoa Closure Systems International and led their customer service organization. Ms. Greenwell is a certified coach through the Indiana University Alumni Association Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Development and Executive Coaching Academy and holds a Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR).

Albert Sutera

Mr. Albert J. Sutera serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Technology Officer of the company. He is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer, of the Company, serving in such capacity since March 2016. Mr. Sutera oversees the Company’s information and technology functions and digital operational solutions supporting the customer experience, and also drives the enterprise technology roadmap to support the Company’s overall strategic business plan. Previously, Mr. Sutera held several senior leadership roles within Hudson’s Bay Company from 2007 to February 2016 in support of a seamless omnichannel customer experience. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Director of Business Solutions and Technology at JetBlue Airways, Senior Director of Business Technology Solutions at Liberty Travel/GOGO Worldwide Vacations, CIO for GlobalWorks Group LLC, and in various management positions with Volvo North America and General Electric.

John Hall

Mr. John J. Hall serves as Executive Vice President, Division President, Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. He is currently Executive Vice President, Division President, Chief Merchandising Officer, of the Company, serving in such capacity since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Hall served almost 30 years at Nordstrom, most recently in the position of Vice President, Corporate Merchandiser of Rack Menswear From 2013 until April 2016. Mr. Hall also held the positions of Vice President, National Merchandise Manager from 2007 to 2013, Vice President, Footwear Brand Manager from 2002 to 2007, and Vice President, Corporate Merchandise Manager - Kid’s Shoes from 1999 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he was a Sales Associate and served in other merchandising and management positions with Nordstrom.

Imran Jooma

Mr. Imran Jooma serves as Division President, Executive Vice President, Omnichannel Strategy of The Finish Line, Inc. He is currently Division President, Executive Vice President, Omnichannel Strategy of the Company, serving in such capacity since February 2016. Mr. Jooma previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Omnichannel Officer, of the Company from February 2015 to February 2016. In his current role, Mr. Jooma oversees all of the Finish Line brand’s customer-facing touch points and provides vision, leadership, and strategy for developing and implementing the Company’s omnichannel initiatives. He is responsible for growing online, mobile, and brick-and-mortar segments of the business in addition to creating seamless online and offline experiences that deliver value and customer satisfaction. Mr. Jooma has served as a director of Dwyer Group, a holding company of several service-based franchise organizations, since March 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jooma was Executive Vice President and President of online, marketing, pricing, and financial services at Sears Holding Company from June 2007 to February 2015 and previously held key leadership positions at Circuit City from January 2004 to June 2007 and at OfficeMax from May 1998 to January 2004.

William Kirkendall

Mr. William Bill Kirkendall serves as Executive Vice President, President - JackRabbit of The Finish Line, Inc. Mr. Kirkendall is currently Executive Vice President of the Company and President of JackRabbit, serving in such capacity since April 2014, and a non-Director member of the Strategy Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, serving in such capacity since March 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kirkendall served as Managing Partner / President of Glen Oaks Country Club, a private golf country club and residential community in West Des Moines, Iowa. In addition, he was a Partner in D.A. Weibring/Golf Resources Group, a worldwide golf course design, management, and consulting firm, from 2006 until April 2014, and served as lead advisor for its Board of Advisors. Mr. Kirkendall served as a Director of the Company from July 2001 to April 2014. From October 1999 to November 2002, Mr. Kirkendall was President and Chief Executive Officer of Orlimar Golf Company, a manufacturer and distributor of golf equipment. Mr. Kirkendall was President and CEO of Tretorn of N.A., Inc., a distributor and licensee of athletic footwear, from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Kirkendall held the following positions with Etonic Inc. (Etonic, Tretorn, Puma USA), a distributor, manufacturer, and licensee of athletic footwear and apparel, from 1982 to 1998: Sales Representative from 1982 to 1985, National Sales Manager from 1985 to 1986, Vice President from 1986 to 1988, Senior Vice President from 1988 to 1989, Executive Vice President from 1989 to 1991, and President from 1991 to 1998. From 1976 to 1982, Mr. Kirkendall was Vice President of Golden Brothers Inc., a long haul trucking company. Mr. Kirkendall has a wealth of experience in the athletic / sporting goods retail and management industries.

William Carmichael

Mr. William P. Carmichael serves as Lead Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc. Mr. Carmichael has served as a Director of the Company since July 2003. Mr. Carmichael currently serves as a trustee of the Columbia Funds Series Trust, Columbia Funds Series Trust II, Columbia Funds Master Investment Trust, Columbia Funds Variable Insurance Trust I, and Columbia ETF Trust. He also currently serves as a director of two closed-end funds, Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund and Tri-Continental Corp., and is a director and the audit committee chair of both H.H. Gregg, a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses, and related services, and International Textile Group, Inc. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Carmichael was Senior Managing Director of The Succession Fund, which he co-founded in 1998. Prior to The Succession Fund, Mr. Carmichael served for four years at the Price Waterhouse accounting firm and for 22 years in various financial positions with global consumer product companies, including Senior Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation from 1991 to 1993, Senior Vice President of Beatrice Foods from 1984 to 1990, Chief Financial Officer of Beatrice Foods from 1987 to 1990, and Vice President of Esmark, Inc. from 1973 to 1984. During the past five years, Mr. Carmichael also served as a director of Simmons Company (from 2004 to 2010), McMoRan Exploration Co. (from 2010 to 2013), and Cobra Electronics Corporation (from 1994 to 2014). Mr. Carmichael has extensive experience in corporate finance, accounting, and financial management, and this experience enables Mr. Carmichael to provide valuable guidance to the Board with respect to analyzing its operating results, financial condition, and strategic plans.

Torrence Boone

Mr. Torrence Boone serves as an Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc., since August 25, 2011. Mr. Boone has served as a Director of the Company since August 2011. Mr. Boone currently serves as Vice President, Global Agency Sales & Services, for Google. In this role, Mr. Boone is responsible for driving Google’s worldwide strategy and business with marketing and advertising agencies. He leads a team focused on large scale global strategic partnerships spanning technology, media, data, and creative and brand services that enable agencies to deliver business-building results for advertisers. Mr. Boone previously served as Managing Director of Agency Business Development for Google from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Boone was global CEO of Enfatico, a full-service, integrated agency, from 2008 to 2010, and from 2001 to 2008 he was a senior executive of Digitas, including serving as President of the digital marketing agency’s flagship Boston region. He also previously served as Vice President and General Manager of digital marketing agency, Avenue A (now Razorfish), and was a Senior Manager at Bain & Company. Mr. Boone is currently a director of Pond5, a leading online marketplace for creative assets. As an internationally recognized speaker and recipient of numerous advertising awards, Mr. Boone brings a depth of knowledge and experience in digital marketing as well as strong business acumen to the Board. He is a 1991 graduate of Stanford University where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics, with honors. In 1995, he earned a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Richard Crystal

Mr. Richard P. Crystal serves as an Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc., since October 27, 2009. Mr. Crystal retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New York & Company, a women’s clothing retailer, in 2011. He joined New York & Company in 1996 as President and Chief Executive Officer of what was then Lerner New York. In 2002, Lerner New York became a privately held organization and became known as New York & Company. During his tenure, Mr. Crystal continued to lead the organization as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and in 2004, New York & Company became a public company, with Mr. Crystal serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As a director of New York & Company, Mr. Crystal served on the nomination and governance committee from 2004 through 2009. Earlier in his career, Mr. Crystal was with R.H. Macy/Federated for 20 years, where he served in a variety of senior management positions, culminating in his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Product Development and Macy Specialty Stores, which included the Aéropostale and Charter Club chains. He began his career with Stern’s Department Store in 1966, based in New York City. Mr. Crystal is an experienced leader with over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, which enhances his ability to provide guidance to the Board on the assessment of business and retail industry trends and strategic planning. He began his career with Stern’s Department Store in 1966, based in New York City. Mr. Crystal holds a B.A. in history from New York University.

Stephen Goldsmith

Mr. Stephen Goldsmith serves as an Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc. Mr. Goldsmith is currently Senior Strategic Advisor to the global law firm, Baker & McKenzie, and Senior Advisor at SGoldsmith Consulting, where he provides strategic advisory services to technology companies and infrastructure finance. In addition, he is Professor of Government and Director of the Data-Smart and Innovations in American Government Programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Previously, Mr. Goldsmith served as a Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group, a provider of business consulting services, a Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant to the international law firm of McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, Senior Vice President for Strategy at ACS State and Local Solutions (now Xerox), Deputy Mayor of Operations for New York City, serving under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and from 1992 to 1999 as Mayor of the City of Indianapolis. Mr. Goldsmith has particular expertise in the strategic use of technology and public affairs and has extensive experience in corporate governance, operational leadership, and advising on matters relating to structured finance. This background and experience enables Mr. Goldsmith to provide valuable guidance to the Board, especially with respect to data analytics, omnichannel platforms, strategic planning, and assessment of trends in public policy issues relevant to the Company’s business.

Norman Gurwitz

Mr. Norman H. Gurwitz serves as an Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc., since July 24, 2009. From 1986 through 2009, Mr. Gurwitz served as an advisor to and Vice President, Corporate Counsel, and Director of Human Resources of Emmis Communications Corporation, an owner and operator of radio stations and magazines throughout the United States. Prior to joining Emmis, Mr. Gurwitz was with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. for four years and was in private legal practice focusing on corporate matters in Indianapolis for 10 years. He also previously served on the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Mr. Gurwitz has particular expertise in strategic planning, operational management, and corporate finance matters, which enables him to provide valuable guidance to the Board with respect to analyzing the Company’s operating results, financial condition, and strategic plans.

Dolores Kunda

Ms. Dolores A. Kunda serves as an Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc., since October 16, 2008. Ms. Kunda is the founder of Lápiz, one of the Hispanic advertising agencies in the United States, and has served as that company’s President and CEO since its inception in 1999. Lápiz is a division of Leo Burnett USA and all entities are part of French communications holding company, Publicis Groupe. In 2007, Ms. Kunda assumed the position as President of Leo Burnett Puerto Rico concurrent with her position at Lápiz. Ms. Kunda served as Director for Lenox Group Inc. from October 2006 to April 2009, and was a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Kunda has been involved in the marketing and advertising field for over 27 years, focusing on the general market, Mexico, the U.S. Hispanic market, and Puerto Rico. She has particular with respect to the U.S. Hispanic community, which is to the Board in community outreach, branding, and diversity initiatives.

Catherine Langham

Ms. Catherine Ann Langham serves as an Independent Director of The Finish Line, Inc., since April 20, 2006. Ms. Langham is the co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Langham Logistics, Inc., a global freight management company specializing in expedited transportation, warehousing, and distribution. Ms. Langham has also served as a director of Celadon Group, Inc., a domestic and international truckload carrier, since July 2007, and is currently chair of Celadon Group’s nominating and governance committee, as well as a member of the audit and compensation committees. Additionally, Ms. Langham currently serves as chairperson of the board of H.H. Gregg and has been a director since February 2010. Ms. Langham is an experienced leader with over 25 years of experience in logistics and supply chain, which enables her to provide valuable guidance to the Company with respect to freight transportation, marketing, and distribution matters, as well as overall insightful business judgment.