US sportswear chain The Finish Line has appointed Jeffrey Sherry as vice president of business development and corporate strategy.

Sherry joins the company from investment banking group Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, where he most recently served as a director.

He has previously held analyst positions at Bluestone Capital Partners and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, working on mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.

"As we continue to grow as a company, we need diverse resources to help develop new business initiatives for Finish Line," said Mark Landau, executive vice president and chief business development officer for Finish Line.