Christopher Gassett currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for HSN, Inc., a $3 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. Based at their corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL, Mr. Gassett oversees the legal function related to regulatory compliance and intellectual property for the company, and previously worked with HSN’s international and Spanish language programming. He was employed by HSN from 1999 until 2005, and then returned in November 2010.
Previously, Mr. Gassett was the General Counsel for Match.com and the Assistant General Counsel for Timberland footwear. At Match.com and Timberland, Mr. Gassett was involved in the legal department that focused on the companies’ employment practices, marketing compliance and international operations.
He is actively involved in his community and volunteered at the Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders organization in New England by answering calls on that group’s free legal helpline.
Mr. Gassett earned his B.A. degree from Boston College and his J.D. from Northeastern University.