Chief Executive Officer
Tim Peterman rejoined the Company as CEO in May 2019. Tim originally joined the Company as its CFO in 2015 and was promoted to COO and CFO in 2017, which was the first year in ten years that the Company produced positive net income.
Tim is an Interactive Media executive with over 25 years of diversified operational, M&A and financial management experience for both public and private industry leaders in media, eCommerce, and technology. He has held senior executive roles in a variety of companies including Interactive Corp., Scripps Interactive, Tribune Entertainment, Sinclair Broadcasting and The J. Peterman Company.
Tim began his career at KPMG in 1989, is a CPA and holds a BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Zielecki is a seasoned omni-channel financial leader with over thirty years of experience in fast changing cultures, including sixteen years at Kmart/Sears Corporation, where his last role was the finance leader of several business units generating over $2 billion in annual sales in Home Fashions, Jewelry, Outdoor Living, Toys & Seasonal. Immediately prior to joining iMedia, he was Brand CFO of LTD Commodities, a direct-to-consumer cataloger.
Mr. Zielecki began his career in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche in its assurance practice and at PriceWaterhouse in its mergers and acquisitions practice.
He is a CPA and holds a BA in Accounting from Walsh College.
President, ShopHQ Networks
Cassie Anliker began her career at ShopHQ in 2012 within the Home merchandising category, and quickly assumed additional leadership responsibilities. Cassie is credited with successfully launching several of ShopHQ’s most successful brands today, including Mackenzie-Childs and Medic Therapeutics.
In 2021, Cassie was appointed Senior Vice President of Merchandising after successfully guiding her to teams to launch over 100 new brands in a two-year period that reversed ShopHQ’s 7-year customer file decline trend. In addition, in 2021 Cassie successfully relaunched Christopher & Banks, one of ShopHQ’s most popular fashion brands.
Cassie holds a BA in English from The University of St. Thomas.
President, 1-2-3.tv GmbH
Jörg Simon has led 1-2-3.tv GmbH as CEO since 2019 and was appointed President as part of the acquisition of iMedia Brands in November 2021. Prior to joining 1-2-3.tv, Mr. Simon spent nearly 20 years in various sales and management positions at HSE24, a German television and digital shopping network. Prior to HSE24, Mr. Simon worked at Christ GmbH, the leading retailer in Germany for jewelry and watches, and at EganaGoldpfeil Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of private label watches and jewelry.
Mr. Simon attended the University of Applied Sciences in Furtwangen and the Academy of Skilled Crafts in Hildesheim. He graduated as a Bachelor Professional Timing Technology.
President, iMedia Digital Services
Matt Leardini was initially appointed VP, Search and Advertising Operations in July 2021 as part of iMedia Brands acquisition of Synacor’s Portal and Advertising segment. Mr. Leardini originally started with Synacor in 2006 to launch its advertising business. While at Synacor, Matt built the company’s technology products in advertising and yield management, publisher account management, and managed advertising operations. In 2021, Mr. Leardini was recognized as ‘40 Under 40’ by Buffalo Business.
He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Niagara University and BS in Management Information from Bowling Green State University.
Executive Vice President, Chief Commerce Officer
Jean-Guillaume Sabatier rejoined the Company as EVP, Chief Commerce Officer in May 2019. His role is focused on operating fundamentals in pricing, merchandising, programming and planning.
Most recently from March 2017 until rejoining the Company, Jean served as a planning and programming consultant in both Germany and Italy to HSE24, an omni-channel retailer. From 2008 to 2017, he served as the Company's SVP, Sales & Product Planning, and from 2007 to 2008 he served as Director, Sales and Product Planning for QVC, Inc.
Prior to that time, Jean held various positions in QVC's German business unit, including Director, Programming and Planning from 2003 to 2007. He began his QVC career as a sales and product planner in 1997.
Jean holds a BS and MBA from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.