The Board of Directors of The Finish Line, Inc., announced that Mark S. Landau has been elected as a new Director.
Landau, 52, is managing director and a member of the investment committee at Goldenbridge Advisors in New York, a venture that invests in commercial real estate debt.
Prior to joining Goldenbridge, Landau was with Merrill Lynch for 14 years, serving in a variety of management positions including his most recent post as managing director, senior relationship manager, investment banking, financial sponsors and hedge fund coverage. For 10 years prior, he served as managing director, senior relationship manager, investment banking and real estate. Landau also created the European real estate investment banking group for Merrill Lynch.
He is a 1982 graduate of New York University Law School and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
"Mark's decades of expertise in investment banking and real estate will be of tremendous value to our board as we continue to guide the growth of The Finish Line," said Board Chairman Alan Cohen. "We look forward to his contributions and welcome Mark to the Board."
The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium athletic footwear store and one of the nation's largest mall-based specialty retailers, offering a large selection of performance and everyday sport footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. The Finish Line, Inc. is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FINL.