Business icon, entrepreneur, mother, fashion enthusiast and self-proclaimed ‘accidental CEO’ are just a few ways to describe Mindy Grossman. One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Fortune’s Business Person of the Year, Mindy is a high-energy, disruptive leader with over 38 years of experience in building and transforming consumer brands.
In July 2017 Mindy joined WW (Formerly Weight Watchers) as President and CEO. Alongside an executive committee, Mindy leads a team of 18,000 employees in ten markets to serve the millions of WW members around the world. Upon joining, Mindy led the introduction of the Impact Manifesto, a strategic vision for the company that unveiled a new purpose to inspire healthy habits for real life. In addition to rebranding from Weight Watchers to WW to reflect the new purpose, Mindy has transformed the company through various initiatives including two different food program innovations, – Freestyle and myWW – strategic partnerships like those with Aaptiv and Headspace and expanding the tech and product capabilities to improve the digital app experience. In Mindy’s first year at WW, the company saw an increase of ~1 million members and has since reached a record high member retention rate of over 10 months.
Prior to joining WW, Mindy served as CEO of HSNi and a member of the company’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2017 where she oversaw a $4 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio. She positioned HSNi as a leader in boundaryless retail, offering customers a seamless shopping experience across multiple channels. From 2006 to 2008, Mindy served as CEO of IAC Retail, the former parent company of HSNi, where she pioneered visionary, industry-changing innovations and positioned the company as a lifestyle network. Mindy successfully took the company public in 2008 and subsequently became CEO of HSNi.
Before joining IAC and focusing on retail, Mindy grew multiple brands in the apparel business. She served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., where she oversaw its $4 billion apparel business, led the development and growth of the global women’s business and served as co-chair of Nike’s Women’s Leadership Council. Earlier in her career, Mindy served as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. She also held senior positions at Tommy Hilfiger and Oxford Industries.
Throughout her career Mindy has been widely recognized for her work in health and wellness and in leadership being named to MM&M and PR Week’s Top 50 Health Influencer list (2019), TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care (2018), Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business (2014), Fortune’s Business Person of the Year (2014), Forbes Magazine’s The 100 Most Powerful Women (2016, 2013, 2012 & 2009), Financial Times Top 50 Women in World Business (2010 & 2011) and Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards (2011).
Mindy currently serves as Vice Chairman and member of Board of Directors for UNICEF USA and is a member of the Board of Directors of Fanatics, Inc. She frequently shares her personal stories and business and leadership advice, inspiring diverse groups of audiences around the world.
Mindy and her husband, Neil, live in New York. They have one daughter, Lizzy and two granddaughters, Emma and Hannah.