Executive Officers


Claire Spofford , Chief Executive Officer and President

Claire Spofford joined J.Jill in February 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 including Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road. There, she led the team in evolving the brands into profitable, digitally-driven omnichannel businesses. Prior to this, Ms. Spofford was the President of Garnet Hill, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at 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 at Timberland. Ms. Spofford currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leslie’s, Inc., the largest direct-to-consumer brand in the U.S. pool and spa care industry, as well as Reclaim Childhood. She previously served on the Boards of White Flower Farm and Project Adventure, Inc. Ms. Spofford received her MBA from Babson College and her Bachelor 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.