Mindy Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company's Board of Directors. In this capacity, she oversees a retail portfolio which generates more than $3.2 billion in revenue and encompasses HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer that offers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names, and Cornerstone, a dynamic multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands, including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, Improvements, Chasing Fireflies and TravelSmith. Since joining the company in 2006, Ms. Grossman has been responsible for transforming HSN into a lifestyle network, diversifying its portfolio of brands and personalities, and spearheading efforts to evolve the linear network into a multiplatform business. Today, HSN.com is a top-ten most trafficked ecommerce site, with digital sales accounting for more than 35% of HSN's total revenues. Ms. Grossman has led HSN's digital expansion into mobile with the development of applications for the iphone, android and ipad, and online gaming with the successful launch of HSN Arcade in 2011. She oversaw the launch in 2010 of a second 24-hour television shopping channel HSN2. Prior to taking the company public in 2008, Ms. Grossman had been Chief Executive Officer of IAC Retailing, a business segment of InterActiveCorp.
A 35-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Ms. Grossman joined IAC Retailing from Nike, Inc., where she served as Global Vice-President and led Nike's $4 billion apparel business from 2000 to 2006. In addition, she was responsible for the development and growth of Nike's global women's business and served as Co-chair of its Women's Leadership Council.
Prior to Nike, Ms. Grossman served as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company from 1995 to 2000. She was Vice-President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation from 1994 to 1995 and President of Chaps Ralph Lauren and Senior Vice-President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. from 1991 to 1994. She has also held senior positions at Tommy Hilfiger and Oxford Industries and began her career in 1977 in the menswear industry.
In 2012, Forbes magazine named Ms. Grossman 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, Ms. Grossman was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and 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 encompasses HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer that offers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names, and Cornerstone, a dynamic multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, Chasing Fireflies, Improvements and TravelSmith. Mr. Brand is responsible for setting overall marketing standards and direction for HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of seven lifestyle brands, drive growth of the 59 million strong combined customer data base, oversee communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives for HSNi, and continue to forge strategic relationships with iconic brands.
Previously Mr. Brand was the Executive Vice President of Programming, Marketing and Business Development for HSN. Mr. Brand has been instrumental in helping transform HSN into a lifestyle network since he joined the company in 2006. Mr. Brand 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, Mr. Brand 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, Mr. Brand was Vice President of Programming and Production at VH1 for five years, where he was a key contributor to the network's rapid growth. Mr. Brand 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.
Mr. Brand 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, March of Dimes and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Lisa Letizio, Chief Human Resources Officer for HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI), is responsible for Human Resources teams for all of HSN, Inc., which includes HSN, HSN.com, and the Cornerstone portfolio of catalogs, retail stores and e-commerce sites. Her primary responsibilities include talent acquisition and assessment across categories, leadership development, compensation, employee engagement, benefits/wellness, work life programs and community affairs.
Since joining the company in 1998, Ms. Letizio has been responsible for the evolution of HSN, Inc.'s work culture into a uniquely positive environment that offers employees multiple career development paths. She is also credited with increasing employee retention levels and creating HSN, Inc.'s first community service program that offers employees two paid volunteer days per year.
Previously, Ms. Letizio was Vice President of Human Resources of The Timberland Company where, over a six-year period, she built the company's global human resources function. Ms. Letizio was instrumental in designing programs, which resulted in the company being recognized as one of Fortune magazine's 100 Best Companies.
Ms. Letizio 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 HSN, Inc., Greg Henchel oversees the management of all legal matters for the $3 billion retail portfolio which encompasses HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer that offers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names, and Cornerstone, a dynamic multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, Improvements and TravelSmith. Mr. Henchel is responsible for the management of HSN Inc.'s legal group, which encompasses regulatory, litigation, employment, commercial, corporate governance, securities, and intellectual property.
Prior to joining HSN, Inc. in February of 2010, Mr. Henchel was 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, Mr. Henchel was Assistant General Counsel at Cardinal Health, Inc. and a litigation associate at Jones Day.
Mr. Henchel received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993, where he graduated Cum Laude, and his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1989. 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.
Andrew Sheldon is Chief Creative Officer and GM of HSN Productions for HSN, Inc., a position he has held since March 2013. HSN, Inc. encompasses HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer that offers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names, and Cornerstone, a dynamic multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, Chasing Fireflies, Improvements and TravelSmith. Mr. Sheldon is responsible for building HSN's live music and entertainment business. He oversees the live production business and provides creative vision and strategy on HSN-wide large scale events and experiences.
A leader in the radio and television industry for more than 20 years, Mr. Sheldon previously served as Executive Vice President of Television, Live Events & Creative, HSN. He joined the network in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Television and Executive Creative Director. His 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 is leveraged in new ways to reach consumers.
In 2012, he created the HSN LIVE concert series. This innovative entertainment initiative features live performances and world launches from today's top recording artists. Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, Josh Turner and Lionel Richie are just a few who have utilized HSN to debut their latest releases. HSN Live content is streamed across all platforms including TV, Mobile, Tablet and Web.
Prior to joining HSN, Inc. Mr. Sheldon served as Head of Broadcasting for iBuy TV, an interactive, multi-format auction television channel based in London that he created. While there, he managed the team that was responsible for launching the innovative new network.
Before iBuy, Mr. Sheldon worked with Auction World TV, an interactive dynamic and fixed-price shopping channel based in London. He joined the network as Senior Presenter and advanced to Head of Broadcasting. Additionally, Mr. Sheldon held on-air duties with top U.K. television and radio outlets including Shop! shopping channel, Heart 106.2, Capital Radio and Power FM. In the mid-1980s, he became a household name throughout England and parts of Europe as the highly engaging television host for "Fun Factory," a top-rated children's Saturday morning TV show broadcast throughout the U.K. and Europe via SKY Channel.
As Chief Information Officer for HSN, Inc., Karen Etzkorn oversees all aspects of Information Technology for HSN, Inc.’s two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. In this role, she provides the vision and direction needed to support the company’s numerous strategic and business objectives. Ms. Etzkorn joined HSN, Inc. (HSNI) in January 2013 and is a driving force behind a mutli-year systems transformation of HSN, Inc.'s core processes and technologies that is currently underway. When complete, this undertaking will allow HSN, Inc.'s systems to be more customer-centric, more operationally efficient and will provide a seamless integrated experience. Ms. Etzkorn is an integral partner in the continued development and execution of a comprehensive technology roadmap across all of HSN, Inc.s digital platforms.
A highly respected leader within the technology and IT industry for more than 25 years, Ms. Etzkorn joined HSN, Inc. after serving as the Senior Vice President and CIO at Ascena Retail, Inc,. In this role, she was credited with integrating the IT functions of three brands at the company and consolidating its data centers. Preceding her role at Ascena Retail, Ms. Etzkorn served as Senior Vice President and CIO at Tween Brands, Inc. and has held senior technology positions at retailers including The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Gap, Inc., and Limited, Inc. Ms. Etzkorn 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 and serves as HSN's Chief Merchandising Officer. In this role, Ms. Martin-Vachon oversees the product development, assortment, pricing, category expansion and merchandising of HSN brands across all product categories. In addition, she is responsible for the overall merchandising strategy and the development of new product offerings and brand partners. She also works closely with HSN's executive team to determine investment opportunities to expand and complement HSN's diverse merchandise assortment. Additional duties include the development of packaging and pricing designed to deliver significant growth and profitability to the Company and fresh experiences to HSN customers.
Prior to joining HSN, Ms. Martin-Vachon was the Chief Marketing Officer for Nordstrom, Inc. where she was responsible for all marketing, visual merchandising and marketing operations for Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com and Nordstrom Rack. In that role, she is credited with developing the overall marketing strategy, growing Nordstrom's new customer file and launching a new branded campaign for Nordstrom Rack.
Previously, Ms. Martin-Vachon was President and CEO of the international beauty and skincare company Lise Watier Cosmetiques, Inc., where she oversaw all aspects of the company. Before Lise Watier Cosmetiques, Inc., she was Chief Marketing Officer at Bath & Body Works, LLC. Ms. Martin-Vachon started her career at Procter & Gamble where she spent more than 20 years and held a variety of leadership positions in beauty, global cosmetic innovation and branding for numerous household and personal care brands in the P&G portfolio.
Ms. Martin-Vachon 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 digital retail industry for more than fifteen years, Jill Braff was appointed Executive Vice President of Digital Commerce for HSN in February, 2011. In this position, Ms. Braff oversees the multichannel retailer's e-commerce, mobile and social media platforms and leads the company's e-commerce, digital marketing, hsn.com merchandising and advanced services teams. In addition, she manages the development and implementation of new multi-platform initiatives for HSN.
Prior to joining HSN, Ms. Braff was the CEO and President of Scrapblog, a photo social media website with more than 2.5 million registered users. Previously, she spent six years as the Senior Vice President of Global Publishing for Glu Mobile (GLUU), a leading mobile game publisher. She has also held positions atAncestry.com, The Learning Company/Mattel Interactive, Sega of America and Nintendo of America.
Ms. Braff has received several awards and accolades throughout her illustrious career, including: Top 10 Women in Wireless by Fierce Wireless (2009); Top 50 Women in Mobile Content by Mobile Entertainment (2009); and 40 Most Influential People Under 40 in Silicon Valley by Silicon Valley Business Journal (2007).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Colgate University.
A leader in the cable television industry for over 25 years, Peter Ruben oversees the crucial cable and satellite distribution efforts for HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer that offers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names. In this role, he has been instrumental in launching and leading the distribution efforts for HSN Shop by Remote®, the first and only 24-hour interactive TV service in the U.S. Mr. Ruben has also led the initiatives to launch and distribute HSN in high definition, as well as the launch of HSN2, a second television shopping channel at HSN. He was involved in the development of HSN on Demand®, which allows consumers to view multiple video product presentations.
Mr. Ruben joined HSN 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), including Vice President of Marketing and Programming for Paragon's upper-Manhattan division and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Paragon's Los Angeles division.
Mr. Ruben has been recognized by CTAM, receiving several Mark Awards for excellence in Cable Marketing and Advertising. Mr. Ruben and the HSN Affiliate Relations team received the 2010 CableFax launch team of the Year Award for their launch of HSN HD. Mr. Ruben 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!
Patrick Vonderhaar is Chief Financial Officer for Cornerstone Brands, a division of HSN, Inc. He manages financial reporting, internal control, centralized services, planning and analysis for lifestyle brands Ballard Designs, Chasing Fireflies, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements and Travelsmith.
Prior to assuming his current role in March 2013, Pat was Vice President and Corporate Controller for Cornerstone Brands, a position he had held since joining the company in 2009.
Previously, Pat was Chief Financial Officer at Clopay Corporation, a manufacturer of residential and commercial garage doors and leading international supplier of specialty plastic films.
An Ohio native, Pat earned his bachelor of science in Accounting and Finance from the Ohio State University.
With more than 25 years experience in the direct-to-consumer business, Russ Gaitskill is Group President of Apparel for Cornerstone. In this capacity, he oversees all of Cornerstone apparel brands, including Garnet Hill, The Territory Ahead and TravelSmith. Mr. Gaitskill has been at the helm of Garnet Hill since 2001, during which time the brand has seen impressive growth including the expansion of its portfolio into the kid's category and the establishment of a key licensing agreement with renowned designer Eileen Fisher.
Prior to joining Garnet Hill as President in September of 2001, Mr. Gaitskill founded and led his own consulting firm, Gaitskill & Associates, Inc., which provided strategic planning services to a number of direct marketers and manufacturers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Before starting his own company, Mr. Gaitskill was Vice President GMM of Federated Department Stores' Lazarus division, Executive Vice President of Land's End and Executive Vice President of J. Peterman. He has an extensive background in merchandising, marketing, strategic planning and operations for both retail and direct marketing companies.
Mr. Gaitskill is Vice President of the New England Mail Order Association (NEMOA). He also serves on a number of community boards and is an active voluntary firefighter. Mr. Gaitskill attended George Washington University where he studied Finance and Marketing.
A highly respected direct-to-consumer merchandising executive for more than 27 years, Paul Tarvin is the Group President of Home for Cornerstone, and President of leading luxury catalog Frontgate. In these dual roles, Mr. Tarvin oversees the strategic direction of the Cornerstone's five home brands (Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Improvements and Smith+Noble) and has direct responsibility for the Frontgate/Grandin Road brands. He is the original founder of Frontgate and in the course of 17 years has built it into the preeminent brand in innovative, luxury lifestyle for the home.
Prior to assuming his current roles in August 2008, Mr. Tarvin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cinmar, a company he founded in 1991 with the publication of the Frontgate catalog. He subsequently expanded the Frontgate brand to include three additional specialty titles (Outdoor, Splash and Holiday Décor) and in 2003 launched Grandin Road, which offers "affordable style" furnishings.
In 1995, Cornerstone, based on West Chester, Ohio, acquired Cinmar, and Mr. Tarvin became Executive Vice President for the parent company. During this time, he played a pivotal role in the business and acquisition strategy for Cornerstone leading to the addition of the top lifestyle brands found at Cornerstone today, including Garnet Hill, The Territory Ahead and TravelSmith, as well as those listed above.
He began his career with Sportsman Market Inc., a multi-title direct marketer of pilot supplies and aviation educational material. Mr. Tarvin advanced to Vice President, Merchandising/Marketing for both divisions prior to leaving the company in 1991 to start Cinmar.
Mr. Tarvin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sundance Catalog Company, a lifestyle direct marketing business based near Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Tarvin attended the University of Cincinnati where he studied Business Management.