HSN Names Cole Haan Vet Matthew Rubel To Its Board

HSN has named a Cole Haan veteran, Matthew Rubel, to its board, bringing its members to 10, the home shopping network said Tuesday.

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

Rubel’s erchandising and retailing background includes serving as chairman, president and CEO of Cole Haan from 1999 to 2005. Prior to that, Rubel served as executive vice president of J. Crew Group and CEO of Popular Club Plan.

Rubel has led a number of other top brands, and was 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 executive Vvce president of Murjani International Ltd., where he was in charge of the Tommy Hilfiger businesses.

“I look forward to working with Matt to assist us in creating a powerful and differentiated customer experience as we redefine the retail landscape,” HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said in a statement.

Rubel is a member of the board of SUPERVALU Inc. and serves as chairman of its leadership development and compensation committee.

Rubel is also a director and serves as Ccairman of the Governance Committee for Hudson’s Bay Co. As a White House appointee, Rubel serves on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.


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