Executive Officers

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Linda Heasley , President and Chief Executive Officer

Linda Heasley was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of J.Jill in April 2018 and has served as a director of J.Jill since March 2017. Ms. Heasley previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC from February 2017 to March 2018. From February 2013 to September 2016, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lane Bryant, Inc., a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and from October 2016 to February 2017, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Plus Fashion Segment, also a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Heasley served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Limited Stores LLC from August 2007 until February 2013. She has held senior leadership roles at CVS Health Corporation, Timberland LLC and Limited Brands, Inc. Ms. Heasley received her M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her A.B. from Harvard University. She was selected to serve on our board of directors because of her expertise in women’s apparel businesses and her extensive experience in leadership positions in the retail industry.

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Brian Beitler , Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Brand Development Officer

Brian Beitler joined J.Jill in September 2018 as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Brand Development Officer. Mr. Beitler was most recently Chairman of the Executive Board of the Global Retail Marketing Association and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Plus Fashion Segment (Lane Bryant & Catherines), a division of Ascena Retail Group. Prior to joining Lane Bryant in 2014, Mr. Beitler was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of David’s Bridal. Before David’s Bridal, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Kohl’s department store and led all aspects of marketing strategy. He has also held senior leadership roles at Bath and Body Works, Toys R Us, and Mattel. He received his M.B.A. from Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Utah.

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Mark Webb , EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mark Webb joined J.Jill in May 2019 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Mr. Webb is responsible for leading Finance, Tax, Accounting, Treasury, Investor Relations, Business Analytics, Company Planning and Real Estate. He was most recently Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasury Officer at Hudson’s Bay Company. He was previously with Gap, Inc. from 1995 through 2017 in multiple leadership roles including Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Gap Brand and Intermix. Mr. Webb received his B.S.B.A. from the University of Arizona.

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Deanna Steele , EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INFORMATION & DIGITAL OFFICER

Deanna Steele joined J.Jill in July 2019 as Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer. Ms. Steele has extensive retail, wholesale and ecommerce experience, most recently as Chief Information Officer at Ingram Content Group. Previously, she was Group Vice President, IT for Ascena Retail Group, where she led the development of technology, strategy, solutions, service delivery, architecture, integration, security and compliance for the Justice and Lane Bryant brands. Prior to Ascena, Ms. Steele was Vice President, Information Technology Applications at Express and Vice President, Information Technology at Hot Topic. She received her B.S.B.A. from Pepperdine University.