31 May Foot Locker Appoints SVP, Real Estate
Foot Locker, Inc. appointed Scott Martin as senior vice president – real estate, effective June 13. Martin succeeds Jeffrey Berk, who retired in April after almost 20 years with the company.
Martin will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s global real estate strategy. “Through our remodel and vendor partnership programs, each of our banners has created a strong in-store experience designed especially for that banner’s core customer,” said Richard Johnson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. “We are pleased that Scott is joining us and bringing his strong experience at similar leading global companies as we continue to execute our existing real estate strategies and lay the groundwork for the next generation of exciting customer experiences across all of our channels.”
Martin joins Foot Locker, Inc. from Gap, Inc., where he has worked since 2014 as Vice President, Store Development, Asia Pacific. Martin previously held senior strategy and store development roles at other large retailers including Starbucks Coffee, Home Depot, and Sears Holdings. He has proven strength in real estate portfolio management, concept development and innovation, and strategy.
Martin holds a law degree from the University of Toledo and a B.S. in Accounting from The Ohio State University.
“Foot Locker has already demonstrated an incredible ability to create innovative and exciting store designs, and the foresight to make meaningful investments in its store fleet,” said Martin. “I am excited to be joining the team at Foot Locker to contribute my own insights and experience as we work to enhance our customers’ in-store experience and connect that experience to all the other touchpoints we have with them.”
Foot Locker, Inc. is a specialty athletic retailer that, as of April 30, 2016, operated 3,396 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including Eastbay.com, footlocker.com, and SIX02.com, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.