US retailer Finish Line has announced that Don Courtney will retire as its president of e-commerce following a transition period.

Courtney will remain in his current role throughout the transition, as the athletic shoe and apparel firm conducts a search for his successor.

He will continue to report to Finish Line president and chief merchandising officer Sam Sato, a company statement said, with the e-commerce leadership team that reports to Courtney remaining in place.

Finish Line chairman and chief executive officer Glenn Lyon said: "We are grateful to Don for the role he has played in our success throughout his 23 years with the company. We are confident that this transition will be an orderly one that keeps the growth of e-commerce on a fast track for Finish Line. This will be an increasingly important part of our business moving forward and we are committed to continuing to capitalise on the significant strengths we have online.”