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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