Qurate Retail Group Names New COO

In his new role, Scott Barnhart will oversee Qurate Retail Group's sub-brands.
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Qurate Retail Group, a leader in v-commerce and e-commerce, has announced the appointment of Scott Barnhart to the position of chief operating officer.

As COO, Barnhart leads Supply Chain, Procurement, Global Business Services, and Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services (CREWS) for all Qurate Retail Group brands globally, Customer Service and Experience for all U.S. brands, and QVC and HSN's U.S. Fulfillment Operations. He also oversees the Transformation Management Office for Project Athens, Qurate Retail Group's three-year plan to establish revenue stability, OIBDA margin expansion and incremental cash flow generation.

"As we work to reignite our performance as Qurate Retail Group, we continue to augment our leadership team with new talent that will blend fresh perspectives and skills into the deep institutional knowledge already on the team," said David L. Rawlinson II, president and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc. "As head of operations, Scott will play a key role in helping us accelerate Project Athens, our strategic growth plan. Scott's expertise and experience in driving operational excellence, as well as his deep knowledge of global supply chain management, will be critical to our execution of the five pillars of Project Athens."

Barnhart most recently served as president of global medical products & supply chain at Cardinal Health, a pharmaceuticals distributor, medical/lab products manufacturer, and healthcare data services provider. Prior to Cardinal Health, Barnhart was president of global supply chain & group purchasing organizations at Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities and uniform services.