David Rawlinson

President & CEO at Qurate Retail

Prior to joining NielsenIQ as CEO, David was President of Grainger Global Online, where he led the fastest growth, stand-alone division of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), a Fortune 500 Company, and under his leadership the business grew double digits every year and won multiple national awards for workplace culture. David serves on the boards of Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) and NielsenIQ. He previously served on the board of MonotaRO Co. Ltd., a top Japanese e-commerce and industrial retail firm and Nielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN). David has also held executive roles with ITT Exelis, formerly ITT Corp. He also served a Presidential appointment as a White House Fellow and held various appointed positions in both the Bush and Obama administrations. In the Obama Administration, he was a Senior Advisor for Economic Policy with the White House National Economic Council. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law and is a graduate of The Citadel.


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  • President & CEO

    October 1, 2021 - present

  • President & CEO-Elect

    August 1, 2021

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