I am so very honored to be part of a winning team and grateful to be on HSN since 2005. Mindy Grossman, the esteemed CEO has been warm, welcoming and so gracious to me – I am humbled. Before her there were 6 CEOs in 6 years and yet she has managed to change the direction of this giant ship and drive to ship to major success.
Mindy Grossman (born September 8, 1957) is the CEO of HSN. The Financial Times listed her in the top 50 women in world business in 2010 and 2011, and she has been ranked among Forbes’ 100 most powerful women in the world for the years 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014 she was #22 in Fortune’s Top People in Business.
Grossman began her career in 1977 in the menswear industry. After 28 years in the apparel industry, including nine highly successful years at Ralph Lauren Corp. and six equally successful years at Nike, Grossman became CEO of HSN in 2006. She aggressively reinvented and relaunched the brand, took HSN public in 2008, and currently oversees its multi-billion-dollar retail portfolio and multimedia expansion.
Grossman recruited major celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Iman, Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Padma Lakshmi, Martha Stewart, Jessica Simpson, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, and Serena Williams, and major cosmetics companies such as Lancôme and Stila, to appear on the network and sell their own brands of merchandise, most of them exclusively created for HSN.