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.
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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 position.”
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 Tampa.
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(R), the only service of its kind in
the U.S., the HSN Shopping App for mobile handheld devices and HSN on
Demand(R). Cornerstone comprises leading home and apparel lifestyle
brands including Ballard Designs(R), Chasing Fireflies(R),
Frontgate(R), Garnet Hill(R), Grandin Road(R), Improvements(R) and
TravelSmith(R). Cornerstone distributes approximately 320 million
catalogs annually, operates eight separate digital sales sites and
operates 10 retail and outlet stores.