HSN adds White House appointee Matthew Rubel to board

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Interactive multichannel retailer HSN has appointed Matthew Rubel to the company's board of directors. Rubel's appointment brings the number of HSNi board members to 10.

Rubel currently serves as a senior adviser with TPG Capital, a leading global private investment firm with more than $50 billion of capital under management. Until 2011, Rubel was the chairman, president and CEO of Collective Brands, a leading retailer and marketer of lifestyle, fashion and performance brands. Rubel joined Collective Brands in 2005 as CEO and president.

Rubel's extensive merchandising and retailing background includes serving as chairman, president and CEO of Cole Haan from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, he served as EVP, J. Crew Group and CEO of Popular Club Plan. Rubel has led a number of other top brands, including as president and CEO of Pepe Jeans, USA, as well as managing Revlon Inc.'s prestige cosmetic brands as president of the specialty store division. Rubel also served as EVP of Murjani International Ltd., where he was in charge of the Tommy Hilfiger businesses.

"We are honored to have Matt join our board," said Arthur Martinez, chairman of the board. "Matt's proven record of building brands and transforming retail businesses will be a strong strategic asset to our board."

"I look forward to working with Matt to assist us in creating a powerful and differentiated customer experience as we redefine the retail landscape," stated Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSNi.

Rubel is a member of the board of directors of Supervalu and serves as chairman of its leadership development and compensation committee. Rubel is also a director and serves as chairman of the Governance Committee for Hudson's Bay Company. As a White House appointee, Rubel serves on the United States Trade Representative Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.