Jill Layfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Tamara Mellon.
In 2016, Jill joined former Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon tocreate and launch the first-ever digitally-led, direct-to-consumer luxury footwear brand. Headquartered in LA, with 20 employees and $26m raised in venture capital funding, the brand is redefining what it means tobe a luxury brand.
Jill was previously President and CEO of Backcountry.com where she grew the company from $25 millionto $515 million in revenue and successfully sold the business to TSG Consumer Partners for $350 million. Prior to Backcountry, Jill held marketing positions at several Silicon Valley companies including Shutterfly, Cisco Systems, Infogear (a startup focused on the marketing for Internet appliances), and 8x8 (a manufacturer of videoconferencing products and a VOIP service provider).
Jill sits on the boards of Camber Outdoors, SmartPak Equine, the Alpha Club and LivePerson (LPSN)