David Rawlinson II Named Among Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America
David Rawlinson II, President and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc., has been named to Savoy Magazine’s “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America,” the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting the U.S. business community.
Rawlinson joins 299 other executives on the list who were chosen by the Savoy editorial board and other academic and business leaders. The selection committee considered corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition. This marks the fourth time Rawlinson has appeared on this list.
“Savoy is proud to honor this elite representation of African American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations,” said L.P. Green II, Publisher of Savoy Magazine. “Rawlinson and our other innovative trailblazers have led efforts to foster growth for some of the country’s highest-performing companies throughout and beyond the U.S. market.”
Rawlinson joined Qurate Retail in August 2021 and assumed his current position in October 2021, with responsibility for the seven brands of Qurate Retail GroupSM. This includes QVC® and HSN®, the world leaders in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which spans video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms. Qurate Retail Group also includes online retailer Zulily® and interactive lifestyle brands Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road®. In June, Rawlinson announced a broad growth plan for Qurate Retail Group, designed to further differentiate all seven brands and expand the company’s leadership in video streaming shopping.
Rawlinson joined Qurate Retail from NielsenIQ, where he served as CEO and led the company through a transition to new ownership. Prior to that, Rawlinson was President of Grainger Global Online, where he led the fastest growth, stand-alone division of W.W. Grainger, Inc. Previously, Rawlinson held executive roles with ITT Exelis (formerly ITT Corp), served as a White House Fellow, and held various appointed positions under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
Rawlinson serves on the boards of directors for Qurate Retail, Inc., Discover Financial Services and NielsenIQ. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law and is a graduate of The Citadel.
Savoy's “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” listing is available online, exclusively at savoynetwork.com.