Mindy grossman is modernizing weight watchers for a new. Over the course of her career, mindy grossman has worked to develop some of the worlds biggest brands, such as ralph lauren, nike and. Securities and exchange commission filing grossman. Now more than ever im confident about the opportunity and the scalability of the weight watchers brand, said chief executive mindy grossman on an earnings call with analysts. Apr 27, 2017 9 things to know about new weight watchers ceo mindy grossman she has nearly 40 years working in retail by karl utermohlen, investorplace writer apr 27, 2017, 4. Get report shares have been one of the markets bestperforming stocks over the past 12 months, climbing 123%. Mindy grossman born september 8, 1957 is the ceo of ww international formerly weight.
How mindy grossman turned around hsn stanford graduate. New york april 26, 2017 weight watchers international, inc. Grossman will also join the weight watchers board of directors at that time. She was leaving a cushy job at nike to head up what many saw as a dying brand. This information is according to proxy statements filed for. In brooklyn, we heard from tara deckert, a new york city police officer who lost 44 pounds on ww and campaigned tirelessly to bring the program to everyone at the nypd. Hsni ceo mindy grossman and unicef usa president caryl stern trickortreat for unicef fireside chat duration. Grossman will start her new job as president and ceo for the weight loss brand in july. The ww team is meeting on zoom if you havent tried the app, download it. Weight watchers international inc ww q3 2019 earnings. Hsn, larry king, mindy grossman, mindy grossman s husband, the homeshoppingista this entry was posted on january 7, 2014 at 5.
Oprah and lady gaga kick off oprahs 2020 vision tour. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover mindy s. Mindy grossman is leaving her current position of ceo of hsn, inc. Jun 21, 2016 for this installment of jessica albas lets be honest column, alba spoke with the hsn, inc. Hsns grossman to take reins at weight watchers wsj. Weight watchers chief executive resigns from bloomin. Apr 26, 2017 weight watchers said on wednesday that mindy grossman, the current chief executive of home shopping network, will soon be stepping in to lead the weight loss company. Wtw today announced that mindy grossman has been appointed president and chief executive officer effective july 2017.
Ww ceo mindy grossman calls the business formerly known as weight watchers a technology company with a humancentric overlay which sounds more like the mission statement of a warm and fuzzy silicon valley startup than a 57yearold brand known for weekly group weighin meetings and foodtracking booklets. Weight watchers is on the brink of a revolution according. Grossman remarked, i am thrilled to join weight watchers and lead the next phase of the companys transformation. When grossman joined ww the new weight watchers she also needed to reignite culture and refocus the mission of the organization. Mindy grossman, ww president and ceo, said in an interview with usa today, that she hopes the tour will reach more than the 100,000 people expected to attend. Weight watchers has changed its name to ww following a social media backlash alleging the traditional title was guilty of body shaming and encouraged eating disorders the 55yearold. At this company, the ceo makes 6,000 times a typical. Oprahs investment in weight watchers is paying off big time.
Friend of oprah, make the weight loss company relevant in the 21st century by turning it into a wellness company. Weight watchers international is trimming its name. The latest from mindy, our ceo ww usa weight watchers. Compensation information for mindy grossman, president and.
Grossman has more than 38 years of experience in building and transforming consumer brands. Mindy grossman, a regular fixture on forbes 100 most powerful women in the world list, says with a nod to winnie the pooh she doesnt hire cynical eeyores, only optimistic tiggers. Mindy grossman, wws president and chief executive, touted the companys new focus as a 360 degree approach to healthy, no matter how you define that for yourself, the washington. Ww ceo mindy grossman on q3 2019 results earnings call transcript nov. Why weight watchers ceo is leading one of the markets. Aug 04, 2017 mindy grossman, president and chief executive officer at weight watchers international inc. First and foremost, mindy grossman is known for her transformations. View mindy grossman s profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Just take it from some of the worlds master innovators in school they teach our kids to be lifelong learners, but few parents heed that sage advice. Ww formerly weight watchers ceo mindy grossman speaks out about the diet myths that often guide new years resolutions. Weight watchers ceo mindy grossman talks with bloombergs carol massar at the year ahead summit at bloomberg headquarters in new york about leading one of the most recognizable lifestyle brands in. Wellness isnt just about weight loss anymore, according to weight watchers ceo mindy grossman. Grossman succeeds james chambers, who stepped down from the role in september last year after a threeyear stint in the top spot. She gets board member and investor oprah winfreys seal of approval.
President and ceo mindy grossman joins today to reveal the changes coming, including the companys. Debra benovitz, the brands svp of consumer insights, conducted a. The financial times listed her in the top 50 women in world business in 2010 and 2011, and she has been ranked among forbes 100 most powerful women in the world for the years 2009, 2011, 2012, and 20. Nov 09, 2017 weight watchers ceo mindy grossman talks with bloombergs carol massar at the year ahead summit at bloomberg headquarters in new york about leading one of the most recognizable lifestyle brands in. Weight watchers has returned to growth and mindy is the right person to take our business to a whole new level and empower the brand to realize its full potential. Weight watchers ceo mindy grossman on the importance of. Mindy grossman has served as a director and president and ceo of weight watchers, inc. Apr 27, 2017 on april 26, weight watchers international announced that mindy grossman, who has headed hsn since 2008, will take over as ceo of the company. The 55yearold publicly traded companys stock price has more than tripled since grossman started, topping. Weight watchers ceo gets giant new pad new york post. Now as ceo of weight watchers, she is catching the wellness wave. Grossman, who lives in tampa, is on her way to south florida to kick off a. Ww formerly weight watchers ceo mindy grossman shares her. Recently, ris news named grossman to our top 10 movers and shakers in retail list.
Grossman arrived at weight watchers in july, picking up the baton from oprah winfrey, whose purchase of a 10% stake in 2015 triggered a dramatic reappraisal of the brand at a. Weight watchers newest celebrity endorser, dj khaled, has already lost about 20 pounds on the diet, according to grossman. Mindy grossman on weight watchers future bloomberg. Mindy grossman started her career in fashion, helping nike become an apparel giant and turning around the home shopping network. Ww ceo mindy grossman talks brand transformation interview. Mindy grossman, ceo of weight watchers, discusses how the company is shifting to meet the rising interest in wellness, not just weight loss, at the forbes womens summit 2018. Mindy grossman credits weight watchers international inc. Find mindy grossman s phone number, address, and email on spokeo, the leading online directory for contact information. The home shopping network hsn ceo, who has also held key leadership positions at ralph lauren and nike, is listed by forbes as one of the 25 highestpaid women in the united states.
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How weight watchers ceo mindy grossman is democratizing. Today, as the president and ceo of ww formerly weight. Immediately prior to joining weight watchers, she served as chief executive officer of hsn, inc. Weight watchers international said it has hired hsn chief executive mindy grossman, in hopes the apparelindustry veteran can help to revive the wellknown dieting business. What oprah says about hiring hsn ceo mindy grossman to lead. Finance editor, tampa bay business journal apr 27, 2017, 7. Mindy grossman president and ceo ww formerly weight. New weight watchers ceo hopes to pull off another turnaround. When mindy grossman went to work for hsn, in 2006, people thought she was crazy. Mindy grossman on transforming a company female founders. View mindy grossmans profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Ww formerly weight watchers ceo mindy grossman shares. Weight watchers ceo mindy grossman on her career from nike. Weight watchers appoints hsn head mindy grossman as ceo reuters.
Behind the scenes with mindy grossman is this normal. Over the course of her career, mindy grossman has worked to develop some of the worlds biggest brands, such as ralph lauren, nike and hsn. Mindy grossman s rise from executive assistant to ceo started when she made a huge decision to upend her life. What oprah says about hiring hsn ceo mindy grossman to. The brave ones in collaboration with credit suisse. Mindy grossman born september 8, 1957 is the ceo of ww international formerly weight watchers. Weight watchers announces strategic vision to make wellness accessible to all, inspiring healthy habits for real life by the end of 2020, weight watchers aims to help 10 million people adopt.
May 29, 2018 mindy grossman patrick macleodwwd having a purpose is nonnegotiable for a business in 2018, according to weight watchers international president and chief executive officer mindy grossman. She is reinventing the company internally and externally, as. Weight watchers ceo and oprah winfrey talk wellness. Mindy grossman on the rebranding of weight watchers. Weight watchers ceo on companys shift towards health. Behind the scenes 22032019 mindy grossman s behind the scenes there is no such thing as perfection, and there is no such thing as a perfect time. Weight watchers shares rally on new ceo mindy grossman. Apr 26, 2017 weight watchers international inc said mindy grossman, current chief executive of hsn inc, will join the diet company as ceo in july, sending the companys shares up nearly percent in. Mindy grossman was only 14 years old when she was first introduced to weight watchers.
Sep 30, 2014 mindy grossman has been the driving force behind making the home shopping network both hip and profitable, by bringing in celebrities from jessica simpson to p. Wtw today announced that mindy grossman has been appointed president. Weight watchers announces strategic vision to make. At the time, she was a chubby long island teen who had one dream. Mindy grossman, the ceo of weight watchers international inc. Join facebook to connect with mindy grossman and others you may know. Mindy grossman leaves hsn for weight watchers, learn the. Weight watchers will from next month ditch its name and rebrand as ww as it takes on competition from fitness trackers and phone apps and attempts. In reality, there are too few hours in the the growth mindset read more. Wws mindy grossman on cultivating culture, authenticity, and passion. Apr 26, 2017 weight watchers international has hired hsn inc.
Weight watchers names mindy grossman president and ceo. Weight watchers names mindy grossman president and ceo company release 4262017 4. A program from the company formerly known as weight watchers hopes to inspire healthier habits among kids, teens and their families. Wtw today announced that mindy grossman has been appointed president and chief executive officer effective july. Weight watchers gets its own makeover the new york times. The company will become known as ww as it rebrands itself as a health and wellness organization that goes beyond weight loss.
The growth mindset comes to work the truly successful are open to learning from anyone, anywhere, at any time. Weight watchers becomes ww following body shaming backlash. Grossman spoke with real simple about going big or going home. At weight watchers international headquarters in manhattan, where she assumed the reins in 2017, its not only her navy christian louboutin shoes with snappy gold bows and alexander mcqueen dress that make a strong first impression. Apr 27, 2017 finance editor, tampa bay business journal apr 27, 2017, 7. The ww logo and ww freestyle are trademarks of ww international, inc. Grossman has transformed what it means to run a company dedicated to healthy eating while at the helm of what was once known as weight. Oct 07, 2017 grossman arrived at weight watchers in july, picking up the baton from oprah winfrey, whose purchase of a 10% stake in 2015 triggered a dramatic reappraisal of the brand at a time when it was. Its a gift for me to support other amputees, he said. Meet mindy grossman, one of fast companys 100 most creative. You can follow any responses to this entry through the rss 2. But grossman had a visionand soon she grew hsn into a multibilliondollar retail business. She had a very big weight issue, grossman recalled in.1216 491 873 1311 334 1119 1476 223 1367 1411 768 209 496 720 1181 988 1552 1563 316 305 1124 496 561 778 545 550 1344 1137 1033 1306 1033 642 668 741 1561 1148 1044 1371 404 1062 1400 1445 260 72 812 1057 1308 823 1211