President, New Ventures
Darrell Cavens became President, New Ventures for the QVC Group in December 2017. In this role, Darrell leads a team responsible for driving innovative retail concepts and looking beyond the QVC Group’s current business for additional growth opportunities, through internal innovation, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions.
Darrell was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of zulily, which he co-founded. Under Darrell’s leadership, zulily secured private funding of $85 million, launched in January 2010, went public in November 2013, and was acquired by Liberty Interactive Corporation in October 2015, joining the QVC Group in a transaction that was one of the largest e-Commerce acquisitions in history. In 2016, zulily generated $1.6 billion in revenue.
Before co-founding zulily, Darrell spent almost a decade at Blue Nile, where he was Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to this, he spent a year at Microsoft leading the BizTalk Server business. Previously, he was at Starwave, a Seattle-based internet company, working on large web properties including ESPN.com and ABCNews.com.
In 2014, Darrell was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the YearTM; National Emerging Award and was named the National Retail Federation’s Disruptor on “The List: 25 People Shaping Retail’s Future” in 2015.
Darrell has served on the Board of Directors for numerous companies, including Trupanion, Pro.com, and Plated. He recently joined the board of OfferUp, and he serves on the advisory board of Madrona Venture Labs.
Darrell attended the University of Victoria.
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