Mark Bozek


ValueVision Media Inc.




Bozek landed his new job amid controversy, after a bruising proxy battle waged by activist investors against the previous management of Eden Prairie-based ValueVision. The home shopping TV operation is big, with revenue of $640 million and 1,100 employees, but has ranked a distant third in its industry for years. Bozek, a veteran of competitors QVC and Home Shopping Network, is looking to reverse years of losses with a new emphasis on proprietary products available only on its ShopHQ channel. One new face on ShopHQ: iconoclastic billionaire Mark Cuban, who is pitching goods from companies he’s backed.