Maria Martinez serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI). In this role, she is responsible for talent acquisition and assessment, succession planning, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, total rewards, and wellness programs across the $4 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio that includes live content retailer HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands. An innovative and results oriented leader, Ms. Martinez has developed and spearheaded a number of internal initiatives that have made an impact across HSNi.
Ms. Martinez has more than twenty years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development and team building. She formerly held the role of Senior Vice President overseeing the talent management function for HSN and human resources and talent development for the Cornerstone brands. She first joined HSN in 1995 as Manager, HR Subsidiaries, advancing to Vice President by 2005
Prior to rejoining the company in 2010, she served as Vice President, Human Resources for the Laser Spine Institute where she established the company’s human resources function and supported the expansion of the organization’s business to multiple sites. She has also held several senior-level positions in human resources for Bausch & Lomb and Darden Restaurants.
Ms. Martinez serves as President of the Board of Girls Inc. of Pinellas and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Good360. She has also served as a mentor through the USF Corporate Mentor Program, and volunteers 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. In 2015 Ms. Martinez received the distinguished honor of being named by Cablefax Magazine as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable.