Accenture hires Jill Standish as Retail Senior Managing Director

25 May 2016 2 min. read
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Accenture has hired Jill Standish, a 20 year retail industry veteran, as a Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of its Retail practice. Standish joins from ERP giant Oracle, and in her new role will be responsible for supporting clients through transformations as well as grow the firm’s international capabilities and manage its assets and offerings.

Prior to joining Accenture, Jill Standish was a Senior Vice President and General Manager at Oracle's Retail Global Business Unit. Previously, Standish worked at IBM as the global head of the firm's retail consulting business (within IBMS GBS), between 2009 and 2014, and prior to that as the Vice President of IBM’s Retail Store Solutions, between 2006 and 2009. In 2013, Standish was named a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine, a US based magazine for the consulting industry.

Standish holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Isenberg School of Management.

Accenture has named Standish a Senior Managing Director in its Retail practice, based in New York. The role will call on Jill Standish’s more than 20 years of experience within the sector, and is focused on driving business transformation for clients. Her responsibilities include overseeing Accenture’s global retail offerings and assets, guiding growth and capability development, as well as manage the retail industry client portfolio.

“I am delighted to welcome Jill to our senior leadership team," says Sander van't Noordende, Group Chief Executive – Products. "Jill is a recognised leader in the industry and her experience and leadership skills will be valuable assets as we continue to execute our strategy and deliver value for our clients.”

Besides her role at Accenture, Standish serves on the Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and is an active member of the National Retail Federation. She is also on the board of directors for the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury; a US non-profit organisation supporting women and teens.