AddThis

Long-time Walmart IT chief named CIO at QVC

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — QVC announced that Linda Dillman has been appointed CIO, reporting to QVC president and CEO Mike George.

Dillman, who has more than 20 years of experience leading IT teams, most recently served as SVP global IT at HP. Previously, she was EVP and CIO at Wal-Mart Stores, where she was instrumental in transforming the supply chain management model for Walmart, according to a QVC press release. 

"QVC's 25-year track record of success relies on our ability to deliver a high quality, seamless multi-platform experience to our millions of customers worldwide," said QVC President and CEO, Mike George . "This is no easy accomplishment and requires strong IT leadership that can meet our business' high demands for technical functionality, scalability and performance. Linda's background makes her ideally suited to keep QVC at the forefront of innovation and maintain our leadership as the premier global multimedia retailer."

Prior to joining QVC, Dillman served as SVP Global IT at Hewlett-Packard, where she was responsible for development, support and management of all IT applications for the enterprise services business unit and all global functions.

Dillman spent 18 years at Walmart, from 1991 to 2009, during which time she served in areas of increasing responsibility in IT, including EVP and CIO, and also served as EVP risk and benefits. At Wal-Mart Stores, she helped the company harness real-time information on purchasing patterns and economic logistics to ensure millions of products were in stock quickly and efficiently, regardless of where the product's supplier was located, according to QVC. She also led several international systems conversions, most notably during Walmart Stores' acquisition of the Asda chain in the United Kingdom .  

Dillman holds a degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis.

© 2014 Retailing Today. All Rights Reserved.