President & CEO, J.Jill
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.