President and Chief Executive Officer
Mike George was named President and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc. in March 2018 and as President and CEO of QVC®, Inc. in 2004. Mike leads a select group of leading retail brands – QVC, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill®, and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a Third Way to Shop®, beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores.
Globally, Qurate Retail GroupSM is a world leader in video commerce, among the top 10 ecommerce retailers in North America (according to Digital Commerce 360), and a leader in mobile commerce and social commerce. The retailer reaches approximately 218 million homes worldwide via 14 television networks and reaches millions more via multiple streaming services, social pages, mobile apps, websites, print catalogs, and in-store destinations. Thanks to its 26,400 team members worldwide, Qurate Retail Group combines the best of retail, media and social to curate products, experiences, conversations and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers, while also curating large audiences for thousands of brand vendors.
Mike came to QVC, Inc. from Dell, Inc., where he was the Chief Marketing Officer and also led its U.S. Consumer business. Prior to this, Mike was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc. and led the firm’s North American Retail Industry Group. He also served as a member of the firm’s partner evaluation committee.
Mike is Chairman of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors. He serves on the Board of Directors for Qurate Retail, Inc., Ralph Lauren, and the National Constitution Center. He also is a member of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. Mike served on the Brinker International Board of Directors from 2013 to January 2020 and on the Payless ShoeSource Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006. In addition, he served on the Kimmel Center Board of Directors for six years and the Board of Directors for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for 10 years.
Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his master’s degree in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.