Jeffrey A. Davis
Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey A. Davis was named Chief Financial Officer of Qurate Retail Group in October 2018. In this role, Jeff oversees financial operations and strategies globally for Qurate Retail Group as it continues to position itself as a world-leading multiplatform, experiential retailer. Jeff is responsible for Planning and Analysis, Accounting, Payables, Payroll, Customer Finance, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit, Strategic Procurement, Corporate Development and the business unit finance teams, and he serves as CFO for QVC, Inc.
Jeff joined Qurate Retail Group from J. C. Penney Company, Inc., where he held the position of EVP and CFO. In this role, he led a debt restructuring, reduced working capital, and created strategies to improve growth and extend the brand. He oversaw Strategy, Financial Reporting, Tax, Internal Audit, Treasury and Cash Management Retail Finance, Investor Relations, Planning and Allocation, Pricing, Property Development, and Procurement.
Prior to J. C. Penney Company, Inc., Jeff served as CFO at Darden Restaurants, a portfolio of eight restaurant brands with 1,700 locations in the United States. In this role, he reduced expenses and retired debt, creating a more efficient capital structure. He was responsible for Financial Reporting, Audit, Tax, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations, Supply Chain, and Restaurant Development.
Jeff previously spent nine years at Walmart Inc., where he held various finance leadership positions, including EVP and CFO of Walmart U.S., EVP and Treasurer of Walmart Inc., and VP of Finance in the U.S. Specialty Division. For Walmart U.S., he partnered with merchant and operating leadership to increase margins, reduce inventory, and recover working capital without sacrificing on-shelf availability.
Jeff previously served in top financial roles at Lakeland Tours, LLC; McKesson Corporation; private investment holding company The Hillman Co.; and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University, and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
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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.