Executive Officers


Jim Scully , Interim Chief Executive Office

Jim S. Scully was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of J.Jill in December 2019 and has served as a director of J.Jill since August 2017. Mr. Scully is a private investor and business consultant. Previously, he served as Avon Products, Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2016 to September 2017. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Avon from March 2015 to December 2016. Prior to his role at Avon, Mr. Scully served as the Chief Operating Officer of the J. Crew Group, Inc., a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. Mr. Scully served as J. Crew’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2005 to May 2012 and Chief Administrative Officer from April 2008 to April 2013. His responsibilities at J. Crew included all aspects of Finance (Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury and Investor Relations) as well as Operations (Information Technology, Global Supply Chain, Production/Sourcing, Legal, Real Estate, Planning and Construction, Loss Prevention and Facilities). Prior to joining J. Crew in 2005, Mr. Scully served in key roles at Saks Incorporated from 1997 to 2005, most recently serving as Executive Vice President-Human Resources and Strategic Planning. During his tenure at Saks Incorporated, Mr. Scully also held the positions of Senior Vice President-Strategic and Financial Planning, and Senior Vice President-Treasurer. Mr. Scully began his career at Connecticut National Bank and later became Senior Vice President-Corporate Finance at NationsBank (now Bank of America). Mr. Scully was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience in leadership positions in the retail industry.



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.



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.