Dallas —March 04, 2003— Kinko’s, Inc., a leading provider of document solutions and business services, today announced of the promotion of Mark Blinn to chief financial officer.
Mr. Blinn joined Kinko’s in September 2002 as vice president of treasury and tax, a position in which he oversaw the company’s treasury, tax and commercial account services functions.
“Since joining Kinko’s in 2002, Mark has become an integral part of the Kinko’s senior management team,” said Gary Kusin, Kinko’s president and chief executive officer. “Kinko’s had a very successful 2002, and I look forward to working with Mark as we continue our focus on driving top-line sales growth and continued cost management.”
Prior to joining Kinko’s, Mr. Blinn held a variety of positions for Centex Corporation – one of the nation’s largest homebuilders – including vice president and chief accounting officer and managing director of corporate finance. While at Centex, he enhanced compliance and improved both reporting and closing processes. In addition, Mr. Blinn developed a number of highly successful financial vehicles, as well as a company-wide hedging program.
Preceding Centex, Mr. Blinn served as senior vice president/treasurer of FIRSTPLUS Financial Group, PLC; division manager over corporate strategy and strategic development for Dallas-based EDS; and vice president of Commercial Capital Funding, Inc. In addition, he spent four years as an attorney at Smith, Barshop, Stoffer and Millsap, representing large-scale financial institutions and a number of foreign-based companies as legal counsel.
Mr. Blinn earned his bachelor’s degree, MBA and juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a CFA charter holder and serves as a member of the State Bar Association of Texas. Blinn is active in the Dallas community, serving on the investment committee for the Dallas Symphony Foundation, as well as the board of directors for the Dallas Center for Nonprofit Management and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Mr. Blinn succeeds former CFO William P. (Bill) Benac.
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