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Co-Founder and CEO, Tamara Mellon

Jill Layfield is the co-founder and CEO of Tamara Mellon. In 2016, Jill joined former Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon to create and launch the first-ever digitally led, direct-to-consumer luxury footwear brand. Headquartered in LA, with 40 employees and $37M in venture capital funding, the brand is redefining what it means to be a luxury brand. Jill was previously president and CEO of, where she grew the company from $30M to $500M in revenue and successfully sold the business to TSG Consumer Partners for $350M. Prior to Backcountry, Jill held marketing positions at several Silicon Valley companies including Shutterfly, Cisco Systems, Infogear (a start-up focused on the marketing for internet appliances), and 8×8 (a manufacturer of videoconferencing products and a VOIP service provider). She currently sits on the board of LivePerson and previously at Camber Outdoors, SmartPak Equine and the Alpha Club.

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