J.Jill appoints Jyothi Rao to board of directors

Rao is currently the CEO and president of Intermix, an omni-channel boutique retailer offering both established and emerging designer brands. Prior to joining Intermix, she held various leadership positions in the retail industry, including with Gilt Groupe, Calvin Klein and Gap Inc.

“We are delighted that Jyothi will be joining the J.Jill Board,” said Michael Rahamim, J.Jill’s chairman. “Her background as a leader in luxury fashion perfectly complements the expertise of our current directors as we continue to realize the potential of the J.Jill brand and business.”

Claire Spofford, J.Jill’s CEO and president equally welcomed Rao, citing her “extensive knowledge of the retail landscape”. “I am thrilled to be joining J. Jill’s board of directors,” added Rao. “The brand occupies an important place in the market, serving remarkable women. I look forward to supporting the current team in unlocking the brand’s full potential.”

J.Jill was one of many retailers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The retailer offers a customer experience through 265 stores nationwide, as well as an e-commerce platform.