Michael P. Huseby was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Barnes & Noble, Inc., in January 2014. In this role, Mr. Huseby is responsible for all of the Company’s business units including Barnes & Noble Retail, Barnes & Noble College and Nook Digital, LLC. He was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Huseby was appointed President of Barnes & Noble, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Nook Digital, LLC in July 2013, and Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc., in March 2012.
Mr. Huseby has had a distinguished career in the media communications industry. From 2004 to 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company. He played a key role in the company’s growth during his tenure, including the successful spin offs of two significant Cablevision subsidiary businesses. Prior to joining Cablevision, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Charter Communications, Inc., the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, of AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services. Among his responsibilities, he oversaw the roll out of newly developed and evolving advanced digital video, data and voice products. He also led the team that completed the merger of AT&T Broadband with Comcast Corporation in 2002. In addition, Mr. Huseby spent 23 years at Arthur Andersen as a Global Equity Partner.
Mr. Huseby’s broad range of experience includes extensive capital markets transactions; M&A/corporate development; comprehensive operational responsibilities including new product development and roll out; business process improvement; cost management; capital allocation; governance and extensive public company board experience; SEC accounting/reporting; tax planning/compliance and investor relations.
A native of Chicago, Mr. Huseby holds a degree in Business Administration from the Leeds School at the University of Colorado at Boulder.