J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) today announced the appointment of Elliot
Staples as Senior Vice President of Design. Staples was appointed
directly by J.Jill’s Chief Executive Officer, Linda Heasley and brings
over 27 years of design leadership to the company.
Staples joins J.Jill with a history of spearheading design direction and
development for a roster of prominent retail organizations. Prior to
joining J.Jill, Staples held Vice President of Design positions at both
Maurices and The Limited, as well as senior design roles at The Gap and
Adrienne Vittadini. Throughout his career he has excelled in
conceptualizing and forecasting product vision for apparel collections
at leading brands that have translated into robust sale volume and the
engagement of existing and new customer audiences.
Beginning his new role at J.Jill on February 25th, Staples
will report directly to Heasley overseeing concept and trend, fabric and
color, design, technical design and product development for the company.
“I am thrilled to introduce Elliot to our senior leadership team,” said
Linda Heasley. “I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with
Elliot for years and look forward to having him on my team once again.
We are excited to welcome his creative mind and vision to the J.Jill
brand. This company has had a history of growth and success, which we
continue to build on and accelerate. We look forward to continuing to
delight our customers with what they know and love about the J.Jill
brand while also introducing a fresh perspective to our fashion
Staples joins a seasoned team of executives with decades in the fashion
industry, strengthened with new additions by Heasley, who joined the
company as Chief Executive Officer less than one year ago in April 2018.
His appointment comes just five months after Heasley’s hiring of Brian
Beitler, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Brand Development
Officer, as well as Shelley Liebsch, Senior Vice President, Chief
“Elliot brings a wonderful design approach and vision as we continue to
evolve the brand,” said J.Jill Chairman, Michael Rahamim. “We are elated
that Linda is building such an impressive and engaged team to lead the
charge into our next growth phase.”
About J.Jill, Inc.
J.Jill is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized
women’s apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great
wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired
style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life
with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer
experience through more than 270 stores nationwide and a robust
e-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston. For more
information, please visit www.jjill.com.
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