OPERATIONS

Report: Secret Service arrests Russian hacker

BY Dan Berthiaume

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly arrested a Russian national for hacking into consumer credit card data between February 2009 and October 2011. According to Fox Business News, Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 45, was arrested July 5 for hacking into the networks of unspecified U.S. companies.

Seleznev is known as “Track2” on underground hacking sites and was indicted in 2011 on charges of hacking into POS systems of U.S. retailers. He is currently charged with five counts of bank fraud, eight counts of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer, eight counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, two counts of trafficking unauthorized access devices, and five counts of aggravated identity theft.

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HSN promotes marketing head to president

BY Dan Berthiaume

St. Petersburg, Fla. – HSN Inc. (HSNi) is promoting chief marketing officer Bill Brand to president of HSN, effective immediately. Brand will retain his role as chief marketing officer of HSNi and will continue to report directly to HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman.

Brand is also an executive officer of the company. As president, he will assume responsibility of merchandising, programming, planning and HSN2 in addition to his current responsibilities.

Brand joined HSN in 2006 as senior VP of programming. He took on on increased areas of responsibility, adding marketing and new business development followed by TV operations, creative and digital. In 2013, Brand was promoted to chief marketing and business development officer of HSNi.

Prior to joining HSN, Brand spent more than 10 years holding senior executive positions in programming with Lifetime and VH1. He is a member of the board of directors for the National Retail Federation Foundation and the GRMA advisory.

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Tedeschi names HR head as COO

BY Dan Berthiaume

Rockland, Mass. – Tedeschi Food Shops is promoting Greg Donoghue to COO. Donoghue succeeds Robert Tedeschi Jr., who retired in June after nearly 39 years of service. In his role, Greg will oversee all operations and facilitates collaboration and project management oversight for all departmental interaction with stores.

Donoghue first began working at Tedeschi Food Shops in 2007, where he served as the general counsel, focusing on real estate transactions, merger and acquisitions and employment matters. Since then, he has served in roles including VP of human resources.

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