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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Strengthening Relationships and Supporting Each Other in Challenging Times
March 27, 2020: In this time of extraordinary challenge, we are determined to support our customers, team members, communities, and vendors, while working together with government, community, and trade organizations to ensure that we’re always acting in a safe and responsible manner.
Beauty with Benefits Named a “Best in Influencer/Social Selling” Winner
March 12, 2020: In recognition of the event’s great impact, the 2019 QVC, HSN & CEW Present Beauty with Benefits campaign received the eTail Best-in-Class Award in the category of “Influencer/Social Selling.”
The Power of Seeing Beauty Through A New Perspective, With Carmindy
March 10, 2020: We sat down with Carmindy in the latest episode of our “My Starter Story” series to learn more about how her past helped prepare her for the empowering role she plays for so many women today.