Mindy Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. She oversees a $3.3 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio that includes HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands.
During her tenure she has positioned HSNi as a leader in boundaryless retail, offering customers a seamless shopping experience across multiple channels – television, catalogue, online and mobile. Nearly half of the company’s revenue is now generated through digital commerce.
A 35-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Grossman joined IAC, HSNi’s former parent company, in 2006 as CEO of IAC Retail. In 2008 she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. Since then she has transformed HSN into a lifestyle network offering an exciting array of products, personalities and experiences designed to engage, inform and entertain. She has pioneered visionary, industry-changing innovations such as Shop by Remote, HSN Arcade and HSN Live and formed unique partnerships with brands such as Coca Cola, Toyota and Disney. She has also reshaped the Cornerstone Brands portfolio by spearheading the digital transformation of the catalogue business and acquiring fast-growing brands such as Chasing Fireflies.
Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. At Nike, she led the development and growth of the global women's business and served as co-chair of Nike’s Women's Leadership Council. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. She also held senior positions at Tommy Hilfiger and Oxford Industries.
In 2013, Forbes magazine named Mindy one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company's Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In both 2010 and 2011, Mindy was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business.
Mindy serves on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Judy Schmeling is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for HSN, Inc. In this role, she oversees the company’s finance, information technology, customer care, facilities, supply chain & logistics, corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions, as well as affiliate relations. Within the financial arena, she is responsible for treasury, financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax and investor relations.
Judy assumed the COO/CFO dual role in May 2013, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2001. Her accomplishments as CFO include refinancing the company’s debt and leading a multi-year systems transformation to enable more personalized customer service and stronger analytics.
Judy joined HSN, Inc. in 1994 as Director of Investor Relations and Treasury. She was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis in 1998 and to Senior Vice President of Finance in 1999.
Previously, Judy was Managing Director for Tunstall Consulting Inc., a corporate financial planning firm. Before that, she held various management positions at Deloitte & Touche.
A native Floridian, Judy earned her bachelor of science in Accounting from Florida State University. She serves on the Board of Directors for Constellation Brands Inc. and on the Advisory Board for FM Global. She was named 2010 CFO of the Year in the public company category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Bill Brand is the Chief Marketing and Business Development officer for HSN, Inc., a position he has held since March 2013. HSNi is a $3.3 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio that includes HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, Chasing Fireflies, Improvements and TravelSmith. Bill is responsible for setting the overall marketing and digital direction for HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of seven lifestyle brands. Under his leadership, he continues to drive growth to the 59 million customer database, oversees the corporate social responsibility initiatives for HSNi and forges strategic relationships with iconic brands.
Bill Brand has been instrumental in transforming HSN into a lifestyle network since he joined the company in 2006. He initiated HSN’s entertainment integration strategy that has generated unique marketing opportunities with major film studios including: The Help (DreamWorks Studios/Disney), Eat Pray Love (Sony Pictures), Snow White & The Huntsman (Universal Pictures), Footloose (Paramount Pictures) and Oz the Great and Powerful (Disney). Additionally, he has identified large scale partnerships with world-class brands including; Toyota, Disney, and Coca-Cola that have been key drivers of the company’s customer file growth which is currently at an all time high.
A well-respected and highly creative innovator in television programming, Bill served as Senior Vice President of Reality Programming for Lifetime from 2001 to 2006 and was responsible for introducing an array of hit entertainment specials to the network. Previously, he was Vice President of Programming and Production at VH1 for five years, where he was a key contributor to the network's rapid growth. He spent the first decade of his career in news management at local TV stations across the country and has received numerous awards for his work.
Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of The Fashion Group International, Inc. and the National Retail Federation Foundation. He developed and oversees HSNi Cares, the corporate giving program designed to raise awareness and funds to support women and children through national organizations including; UNICEF, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, March of Dimes and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Lisa Letizio is Chief Human Resources Officer for HSN, Inc. In addition to leading the HR team for the entire company, Lisa’s responsibilities include talent acquisition and assessment, leadership development, compensation, employee engagement, benefits/wellness, work-life programs and community affairs.
Since joining HSNi in 1998, Lisa has led the evolution of the company’s culture into a uniquely positive environment that offers employees multiple career development paths. Due to her leadership, HSNi has become a premier employer outpacing their industry peers on engagement survey scores according to national survey group Kenexa. She is also credited with increasing employee retention levels and creating the company’s first community service program, which offers employees two paid volunteer days per year.
Previously, Lisa was Vice President of Human Resources of The Timberland Company where she built the global human resources function over a six-year period. She was instrumental in designing programs that resulted in Timberland’s being recognized as one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies.
Lisa is Board President of Big Brothers Big Sisters (Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties in Florida) and volunteers as a big sister herself. She also serves on the board of WEL (Women Executive Leadership).
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Studies from the University of Massachusetts.
As Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for HSNi, Greg Henchel oversees all legal matters for the company’s $3.3 billion retail portfolio, including regulatory issues, litigation, employment, commercial, corporate governance, securities and intellectual property. He manages HSNi's legal team of more than 25 professionals.
Prior to joining HSNi in 2010, Greg served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tween Brands, Inc., operator of the Limited Too and Justice retail brands, where he managed and directed all non-real-estate legal affairs for the company. Prior to Tween Brands, he was Assistant General Counsel at Cardinal Health, Inc. and a litigation associate at Jones Day.
Greg graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Bar of the State of Ohio and State of Illinois, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Electronic Retailing Association.
Andy Sheldon is Chief Creative Officer and GM of HSN Productions for HSN, Inc., a position he has held since March 2013. In this role, Andy is responsible for overseeing and expanding HSN's live music and entertainment business and providing creative vision and strategy for the company’s large-scale events and experiences.
A leader in the radio and television industry for more than 20 years, Andy joined HSN in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Television and Executive Creative Director. He was promoted to EVP of Television, Live Events & Creative in 2012.
Andy’s unique approach to the development and distribution of creative content has enabled HSN to lead in an era where immersive experiences drive engagement and technology allows new ways of reaching consumers. A prime example is his creation of the HSN Live concert series, which features live performances and launch events from today's top recording artists, with content streamed simultaneously across platforms TV, mobile, tablet and web platforms. Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart and Lionel Richie are just a few of the entertainers who have chosen to debut their latest releases on HSN Live, typically breaking sales records in the process.
Prior to joining HSN, Inc. Andy served as Head of Broadcasting for London-based iBuy TV, an interactive, multi-format auction television channel that he created. Previously, he held the same role for Auction World.tv, and was an on-air announcer with top U.K. television and radio outlets including Shop!, Heart 106.2, Capital Radio and Power FM. In the mid-1980s, Andy was a household name throughout England and parts of Europe as the highly engaging host for "Fun Factory," a top-rated children's Saturday morning TV show broadcast via SKY Channel.
Andy received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the Trinity College of Music in the UK.
As Chief Information Officer for HSN, Inc., Karen Etzkorn oversees all aspects of information technology, providing the vision and direction needed to support the company’s numerous strategic and business objectives.
A highly respected leader within the technology and IT industry for more than 25 years, Karen joined HSNi in January 2013. She is a driving force behind the multi-year systems transformation of core processes and technologies currently under way – which will not only increase efficiency but create a truly seamless integrated experience for customers. Karen also plays an integral role in the ongoing development and execution of a comprehensive technology roadmap across all of HSNi’s digital platforms.
Before joining HSNi, Karen served as Senior Vice President and CIO at Ascena Retail, Inc., where she was credited with integrating the IT functions of three brands and consolidating the company’s data centers. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and CIO at Tween Brands, Inc. and held senior technology positions at retailers such as The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Gap, Inc., and Limited, Inc.
Karen received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University.
Michael J. Attinella is Chief Financial Officer of HSN and Chief Accounting Officer of HSN, Inc. As CFO of HSN, Mike is charged with oversight of all financial matters, including strategic planning, financial reporting and analysis, accounting, tax, credit and risk management. As Chief Accounting Officer of HSN, Inc., he is responsible for internal and external financial reporting for the company.
Mike joined HSN in 2001 as Vice President and Controller. Prior to assuming his current role in May 2013, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of HSN, Inc. since the company’s formation as a publicly listed company in 2008.
Mike previously served as Vice President and Controller of Catalina Marketing Group, a publicly traded marketing services firm, and as Chief Operating Officer for CMB Capital, LLC, a private equity/venture capital firm. Earlier, he held positions of increasing financial and operational responsibility at Tech Data Corporation, a multinational publicly traded distribution company, rising to Vice President of Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Performance. Mike began his career at Arthur Andersen, an international public accounting firm. He received his bachelor of science in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Mike serves on the boards of directors for Junior Achievement of Greater Tampa Bay, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County.
Rob Solomon is Executive Vice President, Customer Care and Operations Administration for HSN, Inc. In this role, Rob oversees all aspects of customer sales and service operations for HSN and the Cornerstone Brands portfolio.
Previously, Rob served as Executive Vice President of Operations for HSN from 2009. He joined HSN as Senior Vice President of Customer Care in 2003 and is credited with raising customer service levels to best-in-class status for the millions of customers who watch and shop HSN across multiple platforms. Under Rob’s leadership, HSN established new industry standards for a flexible workforce through its innovative Work-at-Home program, which eliminated the need for offshore call centers and greatly improved the overall customer experience.
Prior to joining HSN, Rob worked at Ticketmaster as Executive Vice President of Contact Centers and Retail Locations. In this role, he was responsible for the successful integration of call center operations across the company’s diverse array of businesses. Rob began his tenure with Ticketmaster as Vice President of Call Center Operations, where he was responsible for 13 U.S. call centers with more than 3,000 teleservice representatives.
Rob is from New York and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Management from Pepperdine University.
Robert Monti is the Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Logistics for HSN, Inc. In this role, Bob is charged with overseeing all distribution and fulfillment activities for HSN and the Cornerstone Brands portfolio of catalogs, retail stores and e-commerce sites. Bob is responsible for creating company-wide centers of excellence within Supply Chain and operational support functions. This includes providing strategic oversight for Transportation, Fulfillment, Vendor-Managed Inventory Programs, Process Engineering, Quality Assurance and Product Information for millions of products a year.
Bob has accumulated 28 years of progressive leadership experience within retail supply chain operations. He joined HSN in 1998 as the Vice President of Transportation, and has steadily risen throughout the organization by successfully integrating the remaining Supply Chain functions. Prior to his current appointment in May 2013, he served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for HSN.
Prior to joining HSN, Bob began his career with Bloomingdale’s, serving in a multitude of operational support services. He assumed a corporate position within the Macy’s Logistics Group and was instrumental in shaping a consolidated distribution network fueled by enabling technologies and the standardization of common best practices.
Bob grew up on Long Island and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University in New York City.
A leader in the consumer packaged goods and retail industry for more than 25 years, Anne Martin-Vachon joined HSN in May 2012 as Chief Merchandising Officer. In this role, Anne is responsible for the overall merchandising strategy for HSN brands across all product categories as well as the development of new product offerings and brand partners, planning and programming.
Prior to joining HSN, Anne served as Chief Marketing Officer for Nordstrom, Inc., responsible for marketing strategy and plans, marketing operations and visual merchandising for Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com and Nordstrom Rack. In that role, she was credited with growing Nordstrom's new and total customer file, launching a new branded campaign for Nordstrom Rack and helping fuel the growth of Nordstrom.com.
Previously, Anne was President and CEO of the international beauty and skincare company Lise Watier Cosmetiques, Inc. and Chief Marketing Officer at Bath & Body Works, LLC. Anne began her career at Procter & Gamble, where she spent more than 20 years and held a variety of leadership positions across P&G’s portfolio of beauty, personal care and household brands.
Anne has been recognized for many achievements throughout her career including the Harley Procter Marketer award in 2003 and the Cosmetic Executive Women’s (CEW) Achiever Award in 2002.
Since 2008, she has been actively involved in the Board of Directors for Total Beauty Media.
Anne earned an MBA in Marketing and International Business from McGill University and a bachelor degree from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres.
A leader in the cable television industry for over 25 years, Peter Ruben oversees cable and satellite distribution for HSN. In this role, he has been instrumental in launching and leading distribution efforts for HSN Shop by Remote®, the first and only 24-hour interactive TV service in the U.S. Peter also has led initiatives to launch and distribute HSN in high definition, as well as the launch of the HSN2 television shopping channel. He was involved in the development of HSN on Demand®, which allows consumers to view multiple video product presentations.
Peter joined HSN in 1994 from IAC/InteractiveCorp, where he started as Vice President of National Accounts at the former USA Networks, Inc. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President of National Accounts and the Western Region, and also served as Executive Vice President of Affiliate Relations. Prior to IAC, Mr. Ruben had various sales and marketing roles at Paragon Cable, a partnership between Houston Industries and ATC (now Time Warner Cable).
Peter has won several Mark Awards for Excellence from CTAM, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing. In 2011, he was selected for the CableFAX Sales Hall of Fame. And in 2010, the HSN Affiliate Relations team, led by Peter, received the CableFax Launch Team of the Year Award for their introduction of HSN HD.
Peter earned his MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University.
Joy Mangano is the president and founder of Ingenious Designs LLC (IDL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSNi, a $3 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone Brands. A knack for inventing and designing sensational products and marketing them through electronic retailing has catapulted Ms. Mangano to business stardom. Her first hit was the self-wringing Miracle Mop® in 1992 selling millions at a time, and now her famous Huggable Hangers® remain HSN's #1 selling product with over 320 million sold.
Ms. Mangano's live appearances are notoriously successful. She is chiefly responsible for the success of products such as My Little Steamer®, Clothes It All® luggage system, Elevations® oven with adjustable heating elements, Comfort & Joy® bedding, ClothesDrier™, the Designer Drop Bag™ collection and SHADES reading glasses (with over one million sold). In addition, she is responsible for the phenomenal sales of Forever Fragrant® (a revolutionary odor eliminating home product with a subtle scent) and made history by selling over 180,000 sets in a single day. In January 2011, Ms. Mangano launched her Tru Perfection Bleach and Cosmetic resistant towels and sold out, achieving success in another product category for HSN.
Ms. Mangano's success as an electronic retailing personality is significant. She was named one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People of 2009." In addition, she has appeared on 20/20, NBC's Today Show, ABC's The View, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and her products have been profiled in Newsday, USA Today, Investors Business Daily, People, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Lucky, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Beyond inventing and selling her own brand, Ms. Mangano has become a brand-building mogul creating an empire of iconic brands. She develops and manages five other celebrities, including: supermodel IMAN, Chef Todd English, tennis star Serena Williams, fitness expert Frank Sepe, and author and personality Bruce Lubin. Joy has shared the stage with her fellow brand Chef Todd English as they launched GreenPan™ cookware, with Thermolon™ ceramic non-stick technology, creating a breakthrough in the cooking industry. GreenPan™ made HSN history, breaking all cookware sales records on TV!