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Gap veteran joining J. Jill

BY Marianne Wilson

J. Jill has found its next finance head.

The women’s apparel retailer has appointed Mark Webb as executive VP, CFO, effective May 1. J.Jill had previously announced that CFO and COO Dave Biese will be leaving the company on April 30.

Webb joins J.Jill with over 23 years of experience as a finance professional in the retail industry. Most recently, he was senior VP, chief financial planning & analysis and treasury officer at Hudson’s Bay Company. He previously was with Gap Inc., from 1995 through 2017, in multiple leadership roles including senior VP, CFO, Gap and Intermix.

“Mark has an impressive track record and a broad range of experience at major retail companies, including during times of significant growth and industry change in his more than 20 years at Gap, Inc.,” said J.Jill CEO, Linda Heasley. “We look forward to building upon the strong disciplines that Dave Biese and his team have put in place over the past decade, and Mark’s strategic insights and leadership abilities will be integral to our long-term success.”

Webb joins other recent hires at J.Jill. Over the past nine months, the company added Elliot Staples as senior VP of design, Brian Beitler as executive VP, chief marketing and brand development officer, and Shelley Liebsch as senior VP, chief merchandising officer.

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