12/16/2014 03:33 EST | Updated 02/15/2015 05:59 EST

Reynolds to take over as Riders president and CEO when Hopson retires in March

REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders have found an in-house successor to outgoing president and chief executive officer Jim Hopson.

The CFL team announced Tuesday that chief financial officer and senior vice-president Craig Reynolds will succeed Hopson when he retires in March after 10 years at the helm.

Reynolds, 39, first joined the Roughriders as CFO in June 2009. He has helped with the team's strategic planning, budgeting, financial reporting, treasury, human resource and stadium operations functions.

Reynolds has also worked closely with the football operations department to provide forecasting, modeling and analytics assistance to the team. He also chaired the 2013 Grey Cup operations committee and has led all aspects of the club's involvement in the development of the new Mosaic Stadium.

Under Hopson's tenure, the Riders reached the Grey Cup four times and won it in 2007 and 2013.

Saskatchewan finished third in the West Division last season with a 10-8 record. The Riders dropped an 18-10 decision to Edmonton in the division semifinal.