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J. Jill Inc., continuing to rebuild its management over the past year, has hired Mark Webb as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Webb, who joins the women’s specialty retailer on May 1, will oversee finance, tax, accounting, treasury, investor relations, business analytics, company planning and real estate, and will report to J. Jill’s chief executive officer, Linda Heasley.

Webb succeeds chief financial and operating officer Dave Biese who leaves the company on April 30. Previously, Webb worked at the Hudson Bay Co. as senior vice president, chief financial planning and analysis and treasury officer. Earlier, he was at Gap Inc. from 1995 through 2017 in various roles including senior vice president, chief financial officer, Gap Brand 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 Heasley.

Heasley mentioned that over the past nine months, Elliot Staples was named senior vice president of design; Brian Beitler became executive vice president, chief marketing and brand development officer, and Shelley Liebsch as senior vice president, chief merchandising officer. Heasley joined the company in April 2018.

“J. Jill has a very attractive model that includes a healthy balance of e-commerce and retail store sales, a very strong store fleet and real estate profile, and a seasoned team of retail veterans, all together presenting meaningful opportunities for profitable growth,” said Webb. On March 9, 2017, J. Jill became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange after being owned by private equity.

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