Horizon Group USA announced hiring Janet Hsu as chief executive officer, on Tuesday.
Marking her second role as CEO, Hsu will leverage her diverse experience in global strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, commerce expansion, licensing, and digital integration to chart new category opportunities for the Warren-based leader in the creative DIY marketplace.
Hsu’s career spans senior management roles at companies including Saban Brands, where she served as CEO during the divestiture of Power Rangers to Hasbro. Hsu also served as the president and chief operating officer at Sanrio Inc., home of the Hello Kitty brand, where she led the company to achieve its highest revenue and most profitable years.
Most recently, Hsu served as the chief franchise management officer at Mattel Inc. where she oversaw studio and strategic partnerships, global consumer products, franchise management, location-based entertainment, digital gaming, content distribution and business development.
“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Janet both professionally and personally for the last 10 years,” said Horizon Group USA owner and Chairman Roshan Wijerama. “Her reputation, integrity, and experience in the industry are second to none. Janet is a seasoned chief executive whose vision for Horizon’s future aligns with ours and puts us in the best position to build upon our last 15 years of rapid and organic growth. Horizon’s forward mission is bringing people together through creativity, and we are beyond excited that Janet will be spearheading this effort to ensure that our mission becomes a reality.”