HSN, Inc. Appoints Maria Martinez as Chief Human Resources Officer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interactive
multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI) announced today the promotion of
Maria Martinez to Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. In her
new role, she will be responsible for providing leadership in executing human
resources strategies in support of the company's business objectives. She will
have specific responsibility for talent acquisition and assessment, succession
planning, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management,
total rewards, and wellness programs. She will continue to be based at the
company's headquarters in St. Petersburg.
Maria Martinez as Chief Human Resources
Officer, HSN, Inc.
Maria Martinez promoted to Chief Human
Resources Officer for interactive
multichannel retailer HSN, Inc.
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"Maria has developed and spearheaded a number of internal initiatives that
have supported our strategic objectives and made an impact across the HSNi
portfolio of brands," said Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer, HSNi. "She
is innovative and results-oriented and her proven track record as a leader and
expertise in human resources makes her the perfect candidate for this
Ms. Martinez has more than twenty years of experience in strategic planning,
organizational development and team building. She joined HSN in 1995 as a
Manager in Human Resources Subsidiaries and was promoted to Vice President by
2005. Ms. Martinez then left HSN and went on to hold several senior-level
positions in human resources for Bausch & Lomb and Darden Restaurants. She
also established the Laser Spine Institute's human resources function and
supported the expansion of the organization's business to multiple sites.
Ms. Martinez joined HSNi in 2010 where she most recently served as Senior Vice
President overseeing the talent management function for HSN and human
resources and talent development for the Cornerstone brands. She also played a
vital role in the integration of the Chasing Fireflies brand into HSNi.
She serves as Vice President of the Board of Girls Inc. of Pinellas. Ms.
Martinez has served as a mentor through the USF Corporate Mentor Program, and
she and her son regularly volunteer their time at Metropolitan Ministries in
Ms. Martinez earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and Psychology
from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Industrial
Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. A native
of Spain, she is fluent in Spanish, and has lived in the Tampa Bay area for
over thirty years.
About HSN, Inc.:
HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI) is a $3.4 billion interactive multichannel retailer
with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN
and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on
TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.
HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer which offers a curated
assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names, now reaches 96
million homes (24 hours a day, seven days a week, live 364 days a year).
HSN.com offers a differentiated digital experience by leveraging content,
community and commerce. In addition to its existing media platforms, HSN is
the industry leader in transactional innovation, including services such as
HSN Shop by Remote^®, the only service of its kind in the U.S., the HSN
Shopping App for mobile handheld devices and HSN on Demand^®. Cornerstone
comprises leading home and apparel lifestyle brands including Ballard
Designs^®, Chasing Fireflies^®, Frontgate^®, Garnet Hill^®, Grandin Road^®,
Improvements^® and TravelSmith^®. Cornerstone distributes approximately 320
million catalogs annually, operates eight separate digital sales sites and
operates 10 retail and outlet stores.
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CONTACT: Gigi Ganatra Duff (Media)
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