Mindy Grossman

Years in Cable: 10

Education: Manhattanville College; George Washington University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Passionate

Each member of the HSN exec team brings a unique role to the com­pany’s success. Cotter is charged with ensuring viewers are always engaged, making HSN a content-driven retailing leader. Ruben oversees TV distribution efforts and has been instrumental in launching HSN Shop by Remote. Brand, who encourages employee charitable service, continues to focus on personalizing the customer experience and is focusing on the lifecycle marketing program and com­munity blogs to increase user and customer engagement. Schmeling is a hands-on manager involved with an impressive command of the company’s operations, and Gross­man’s leadership has driven HSN to experience continued growth for years, despite a down economy and challenging retail environment.

Favorite charity event you work with: The U.S. Fund for UNICEF. I have made two trips into the field to Senegal and Guatemala. They were life-changing.

Star Trek celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… “Have cour­age and be kind.”

What was the last costume that you wore and why? Wonder Woman! In honor of my daughter’s 26th superhero­-themed birthday party!

My cable industry mentor and why: Barry Diller. He personifies the essence of how risk-taking and boldness is the essence of transformation.

My favorite newfound hobby: Peleton Cycle classes!

My typical breakfast: My Starbuck’s

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