Connor announced his resignation from the Boston-based firm on Thursday. He was appointed CEO in December 2008.
“After 22 rewarding years as part of the City Sports team, it’s time for me to make a change,” Connor said in a statement. “At this juncture, it’s best for City Sports to make room for a new perspective. I have enjoyed being part of the company’s tremendous growth and success over the past two decades.”
CFO Jim Kessler will fill the role until a replacement is hired. Kessler was placed in this position under the direction of Chairman Tom Stemberg of Highland Capital.
“Following a busy and expansive year for City Sports, Highland Capital looks forward to building on the brand’s strategic direction,” Stemberg said in a statement.
City Sports will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, after opening five new retail locations in 2012.