Rogers Media has announced that Steven Goldsmith has been appointed President of The Shopping Channel, effective immediately. Steven will be responsible for overseeing the multiplatform retail strategy of The Shopping Channel and leading all operational elements of the business, including core merchandising, e-commerce and mobile merchandising, on-air production, cable operator alliances, customer care, logistics, warehousing and the National Distribution Centre.
Prior to joining The Shopping Channel, Steven was Executive Vice-President, Merchandising, Apparel and Accessories at Sears Canada Inc., where he was responsible for style, trend direction, and overall merchandising for a variety of women’s, men’s and children’s products. Prior to that, he served for four years as Executive Vice-President, Limited Brands Direct, where he led the marketing and merchandising, web expression and web support for Victoria’s Secret Direct and Bath & Body Works Direct.
He spent the first decade of his retail career at the May Department Stores company at the Lord & Taylor, Filene’s, and Foley’s divisions, in merchandising roles in menswear, jewellery, watches, cosmetics, and fragrances. He has also worked for other leading North American brands, including Amazon, and ShopNBC.