Executive Officers


Claire Spofford , Chief Executive Officer and President

Claire Spofford joined J.Jill in February of 2021 as its Chief Executive Officer and President. She also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining J.Jill, Ms. Spofford was the President of Cornerstone Brands. In that role, she oversaw a portfolio of four interactive, aspirational, home and apparel lifestyle brands: Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road. She led the team there in evolving the brands into profitable, digitally-driven omnichannel businesses. Before being promoted into this role, Ms. Spofford was the President of Garnet Hill. Prior to that, Ms. Spofford was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of J.Jill and held numerous leadership roles at Orchard Brands, including Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Group President for Premium Brands, and President of Appleseed’s. Before joining Orchard Brands, Spofford served as Vice President, Global Marketing of Timberland. Ms. Spofford currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reclaim Childhood, and she previously served on the Boards of White Flower Farm and Project Adventure, Inc. Ms. Spofford received her MBA from Babson College and her Bachelors of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Vermont.



Mark Webb joined J.Jill in May 2019 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer and was appointed to his current position in July of 2021. In his current role, Mr. Webb is responsible for leading Finance, Tax, Accounting, Treasury, Investor Relations, Business Planning, Real Estate, IS, Supply Chain and Logistics. 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.


Kyle Polischuk , SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF human resources OFFICER

Kyle Polischuk joined J.Jill in March 2021 as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining J.Jill, Ms. Polischuk was Chief People Officer of MOO, an online design and printing company. Prior to that, Ms. Polischuk held various senior leadership roles with Hearts on Fire, Talbots and Orchard Brands. Ms. Polischuk brings with her a strong track record of building business-focused people initiatives to increase employee engagement and results. Ms. Polischuk earned her M. Ed. from Boston University and her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Emmanuel College.