Managing Partner - CEO, Brands
Jill Granoff is the CEO of Brands, Eurazeo’s investment division focused on high growth consumer and retail brands. Based in New York, she is responsible for leading investment activities and overseeing the performance of Brands’ portfolio companies globally.
Ms. Granoff, an accomplished executive with over 25 years’ experience leading consumer-driven companies, is best known as a strategist and brand builder in the beauty, fashion and retail industries. Before joining Eurazeo in May 2017 to launch Eurazeo Brands, she was the CEO of Vince, where she led its IPO in November 2013 achieving a $1B market cap. Prior to this role, she was the CEO of Kellwood Company and Kenneth Cole Productions. Earlier in her career, she held executive positions at Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret and Liz Claiborne, where she had global responsibility for Kate Spade, Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand.
Ms. Granoff is currently Chairman of Nest and a Director at Bandier. She has also served on the boards of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Demandware (now Salesforce Commerce Cloud), Cosmetic Executive Women and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Granoff is a long-standing member of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women and has received numerous awards and recognition for her visionary leadership.
Ms. Granoff received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University and her MBA from Columbia Business School where she was awarded the Lawrence A. Wien fellowship for academic excellence.