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Ms. Paula Bennett has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at J. Jill Group, Inc. and J.Jill, Inc. since July 2009 and January 2008 respectively. Ms. Bennett is responsible for the strategic leadership, growth and profitability of the brand and business, while guiding the organization successfully through profitable turnaround and ownership transitions. Ms. Bennett has over 35 years of retail management experience and has extensive expertise in apparel merchandising, buying, marketing and brand building across both direct and retail marketing channels. Prior to joining J.Jill, Ms. Bennett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of a number of portfolio companies of Orchard Brands Corporation, a direct marketing company. From 1998 through 2005, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Eileen Fisher, Inc., where she led the development of the retail portfolio while launching the E-commerce business. Earlier in her career, she also served as Vice President of Retail Sales at Calvin Klein Collection. From 1987 through 1995, Ms. Bennett held significant leadership positions at Tiffany & Co., including Vice President of Sales and Customer Service, Vice President and General Manager of the Fifth Avenue Flagship store, Vice President of Retail Administration and Vice President of the Trade Division. Ms. Bennett began her career in buying and merchandise management at Bloomingdale's and later, Federated Merchandising Services. She serves as a Director at J. Jill Group, Inc. and J.Jill, Inc. since 2009. Ms. Bennett is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
The CEO score provides an understanding of how employees feel about the CEO’s leadership style and effectiveness at J.Jill.
Based on 5 ratings, Paula Bennett ranks right below Farfetch's CEO, José Neves.
Overall, the CEO score has remained stable over the last 90 days.
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