Executive Vice President, Merchandising
Doug Howe was named Executive Vice President, Merchandising in July 2015. In this role, he leads Buying, Planning and Programming for QVC globally. He oversees the strategies for major global brands, the introduction and development of new vendors, and the Design, Development and Global Sourcing department.
From February 2010 to July 2015 he was Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Planning, leading these teams to implement a strategic vision for each category, with a primary focus on the U.S. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Multichannel Planning and Merchandising.
Doug joined QVC in 2001 as Vice President of Merchandising, Fashion and Beauty. Doug played an instrumental role in the continued growth of QVC’s fashion business, and further developed and refined many of the company’s proprietary programs. Additionally, Doug identified and introduced a number of select, upscale national brands that helped to strengthen QVC’s role as a leading beauty and fashion retailer.
Bringing more than 20 years of merchandising experience to QVC, Doug previously served as EVP of Product Design and Development for Old Navy. Prior to Old Navy, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Design and Development for Walmart. Before his promotion to senior vice president, he served as Vice President of Product Development for Apparel and Accessories at Walmart, later broadened to Product Development for Apparel and Home.
Doug earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Creighton University.
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