Qurate Retail Inc. announced that David Rawlinson II will assume the role of president and CEO, effective Oct. 1.
Rawlinson will succeed Mike George after a two-month transition period, beginning Aug. 1, during which time he will serve as president and CEO-elect.
Rawlinson was most recently CEO of NielsenIQ. Prior to that, he was president of Grainger Global Online. Rawlinson serves on the boards of Discover Financial Services and NielsenIQ. He formerly was a senior advisor for economic policy with the White House National Economic Council in the Obama administration.
From Oct. 1 until his retirement at year-end, George will serve as a senior advisor to Qurate Retail. Effective Jan. 1, and concurrently with George’s retirement from the board of directors of Qurate Retail, Rawlinson will join the board.
Qurate Retail is comprised of seven retail brands–QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road. The retailer reaches approximately 218 million homes worldwide via 14 television networks and reaches millions more via multiple streaming services, social pages, mobile apps, websites, print catalogs and in-store destinations.
Ross Stores Inc. announced that Travis Marquette, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2019, resigned to accept a position with another company.
The company’s senior finance executives will now report to Michael Hartshorn, group president and chief operating officer, until finance leadership changes are announced in the coming months.
Ross Stores Inc., headquartered in Dublin, Calif., with fiscal 2020 revenues of $12.5 billion, operates Ross Dress for Less, with 1,589 locations in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family. The company also operates 285 dd’s Discounts stores in 21 states.
J.Jill Inc. announced the appointment of Jyothi Rao to its board of directors.
Rao is currently CEO and president of Intermix, an omnichannel boutique retailer, curating a mix of established and emerging designer brands. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions in the retail industry, including with Gilt Groupe, Calvin Klein and Gap Inc.
J.Jill is an omnichannel retailer and women’s apparel brand. It has 265 stores nationwide and an e-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) added three new members to its board of directors, as elected during the group’s semi-annual meeting in Washington ahead of the Retail CEO Policy Summit.
The new board members are Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co.; Neela Montgomery, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, and Erik Nordstrom, CEO of Nordstrom.
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
Redbubble Limited, which owns and operates the Redbubble and TeePublic global marketplaces for independent artists, announced two appointments to its executive team.
Nicole Brolan joined as chief product officer. Prior to this, Brolan spent a year at Xero as an executive general manager leading product and engineering teams.
Redbubble also appointed Stacey Wallace as chief supply chain officer. Prior to this, she spent over 14 years at Amazon in a variety of roles, most recently as director of supply chain and operations for Amazon Go.
The Redbubble community of creatives sell uncommon designs on everyday products such as apparel, stationery, housewares, bags and wall through the Redbubble and TeePublic marketplaces.
Hanesbrands announced that LaTonya Groom joined the company as vice president, talent & diversity.
Groom joins Hanesbrands from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she served as senior director, talent management & development, and had global responsibility for establishing and implementing a talent development strategy and diversity programs for a 90,000-plus employee base. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade at IBM as a human capital leader supporting a variety of clients.
Hanebrands brands include Hanes, Champion and Bonds. The company has set aggressive 2030 goals to improve the lives of people, protect the planet and produce sustainable products.
Mackage, a luxury outerwear specialist, appointed New York City fashion veteran Tanya Golesic as CEO.
Golesic joins Mackage from Jimmy Choo, where she served as president of the Americas for five years. Golesic was also a member of the executive team in Jimmy Choo’s sale to Capri Holdings, the multi-brand parent company founded by Michael Kors.
She formerly served as global chief commercial officer at Canada Goose and has held leadership roles at Marc Jacobs International, The Jones Group and Ralph Lauren.
Mackage outerwear is sold in more than 40 countries, as well as through its own e-commerce platform at mackage.com.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Brendan Sullivan as its global head of cargo.
Sullivan has worked in air cargo for 20 years, including spending 14 years at IATA. Since January, he has been acting global head of cargo alongside his role as head of cargo operations and e-commerce.
Sullivan began his career in air cargo at Air Canada in 2000, where he gained frontline operational experience and developed expertise in dangerous goods handling that facilitated his transition to IATA in 2007.
IATA represents some 290 airlines comprising 82 percent of global air traffic.