Mr. Grabell is an experienced electronic retailing executive and corporate attorney who was part of the core team that led QVC to become the #1 television shopping network. From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Grabell served as the General Counsel of QVC, Inc. where he was responsible for the company's securities offerings and filings, commercial transactions, acquisitions, litigation, regulatory and ethical compliance, corporate structure, and government relations. As an executive vice president and member of the senior leadership team of QVC, Mr. Grabell oversaw several key functions. Originally responsible for the legal department, he subsequently oversaw the operations of other departments of the company, forming and managing the internal audit department and leading the facilities department operations in the company's numerous sites. He also oversaw the Affiliate Sales and Marketing Department after having negotiated the original affiliation agreements with multiple system operators and direct–to-home satellite operators. Mr. Grabell was a director of QVC (UK), a Managing Director of QVC Deutschland GmbH, and a Director of QVC Japan, Inc. from their respective formations until 2009. He was also a director of most of QVC’s domestic subsidiaries. He incorporated QVC and prepared its initial public offering in 1986 as a corporate and securities lawyer in private practice, prior to joining QVC in 1987.
Since retiring from QVC, Mr. Grabell served as Of Counsel to the Saul Ewing, LLP law firm from 2008 to 2015. There, he practiced corporate and commercial law for domestic and foreign retailing, licensing, and manufacturing clients. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Economics and Independent College Programs at Haverford College where he has taught since 2006. Mr. Grabell received a B.A. degree from Haverford College in 1977 and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1980. Mr. Grabell is the President of the Foundations of the Golden Slipper Club & Charities, a Governor of the Golden Slipper Club & Charities, and a director of the Abramson Center.
Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Finance Committee.