David Rawlinson 2nd, a expertise and media government, will turn into president and chief government officer of Qurate Retail Inc. on October 1, succeeding Mike George after a two-month transition interval beginning August 1.
During the transition interval, Rawlinson will function president and CEO-elect. Rawlinson, a Harvard MBA, was beforehand CEO of NielsenIQ and earlier, president of Grainger Global Online.
Qurate, a multi-platform retail and media firm promoting merchandise on tv, web sites, by means of social media, print catalogues, cell apps and livestreaming, operates QVC, HSN, Zulily Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road.
“Qurate Retail operates as a unique and powerful enterprise,” Rawlinson mentioned. “The world of shopping has been forever changed by the pandemic and these brands have international scale, customer affinity and expertise in driving and meeting demand across multiple platforms to define the future of experiential retail. QVC and HSN pioneered home shopping and are now set to define a new world of seamless shopping. Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road are all focused and modern brands with passionate customers and unique value.”
“It’s bittersweet as I look to my retirement at the end of this year,” mentioned George. “I could not be prouder of the Qurate Retail team and the way they have evolved our business to a robust multi-brand portfolio of truly differentiated lifestyle brands.”