Claire Spofford became President, Cornerstone in December 2017. In this role, she oversees five interactive, aspirational, home and apparel lifestyle brands, including Frontgate®, Ballard Designs®, Garnet Hill®, Grandin Road®, and RyllaceTM. She also serves as President of Garnet Hill, ensuring this brand has the strategic direction for future profitability and growth. She became President of Garnet Hill in 2014.
Over the past 20 years, Claire has had extensive experience in leadership roles with mature/profitable brands, turnaround brands as well as new business launches. Claire excels at leading and developing diverse teams to deliver superior operating results.
Claire’s management experience in the retail industry includes leadership roles at Timberland, Orchard Brands, and J. Jill Group. Before joining Garnet Hill she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at J. Jill Group, where she successfully led the company’s direct marketing business, including web, catalog, customer relationship management, and contact center.
Claire earned her bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of Vermont and has an MBA in marketing from Babson College.
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“Beauty with Benefits” Named Finalist in Shorty Social Good Awards
November 4, 2019: Earlier this year, QVC, HSN and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) joined forces once again to raise awareness and funds for women battling cancer through “Beauty with Benefits,” a beauty sales event in which 80% of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefitted Cancer and Careers
Newsweek Honors Qurate Retail Group Brands for Outstanding Customer Service
October 23, 2019: Four of Qurate Retail Group’s leading brands – QVC, HSN, Zulily and Ballard Designs – were recently recognized byNewsweek magazine in their annual America’s Best Customer Service list for 2020.
Garnet Hill Helps Kids “Dream Big” at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
October 18, 2019: Garnet Hill, women’s and kids clothing, accessories and home décor brand, visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to host a crafting party and slipper boot giveaway for patients and their families on the heels of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.