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09/30/2022

QVC parent company names COO

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Scott Barnhart
Scott Barnhart, COO, Qurate Retail Group

Qurate Retail Group has appointed a veteran supply chain and customer service executive to head up its operations.

The parent company of QVC, HSN and other brands has appointed Scott Barnhart as COO, effective immediately. As COO, his responsibilities will include leading supply chain, procurement, global business services, and corporate real estate and workplace services for all Qurate Retail Group brands globally; customer service and experience for all U.S. brands; and QVCand HSN's U.S. fulfillment operations.

Most recently, Barnhart was president of global medical products & supply chain at Cardinal Health, a pharmaceuticals distributor, medical/lab products manufacturer, and healthcare data services provider. At Cardinal Health, Barnhart developed and led a five-year, end-to-end, global supply chain transformation strategy to improve productivity, innovation, quality and customer experience.

Prior to Cardinal Health, Barnhart was president, global supply chain & group purchasing organizations at Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities and uniform services. Before Aramark, Barnhart held senior supply chain positions at Conagra Brands and Diageo.

“As we work to reignite our performance as Qurate Retail Group, we continue to augment our leadership team with new talent that will blend fresh perspectives and skills into the deep institutional knowledge already on the team," said CEO David L. Rawlinson II. “As head of operations, Scott will play a key role in helping us accelerate Project Athens, our strategic growth plan. Scott's expertise and experience in driving operational excellence, as well as his deep knowledge of global supply chain management, will be critical to our execution of the five pillars of Project Athens."  

[Read More: C-suite changes at parent company of QVC, HSN]

Qurate Retail Groupis comprised of QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road. It is the largest player in video commerce, which includes video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms.