Jill Granoff is Managing Partner of Eurazeo and CEO of its Brands 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 on the board of Macy's, and previously served on the boards of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Demandware (now Salesforce Commerce Cloud), Cosmetic Executive Women and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also a board member at several Brands’ portfolio companies, including NEST, Beekman 1802, Bandier, Q Mixers and Jaanuu. 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.