Retail industry veteran Jill Standish joins Accenture; named head of company’s retail industry practice

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Accenture has announced that Jill Standish has joined Accenture Consulting and been named senior managing director, retail. As the head of Accenture’s retail practice, Standish will focus on the business strategy and ongoing development and execution of retail industry strategy for clients. Standish will oversee Accenture’s offerings and assets, guide growth and capability development as well as manage the retail industry client portfolio, with a focus on driving business transformation for clients.

“I am delighted to welcome Jill to our senior leadership team,” said Sander van’t Noordende, group chief executive – Products. “Jill is a recognized 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.”

Standish brings over 20 years of experience to Accenture with previous leadership positions across sales, marketing and consulting. Her most recent role was at Oracle where she was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Retail Business Unit. Prior to that, Ms Standish was the global leader for IBM’s Global Business Services retail consulting practice. Throughout her career she has worked on digital and store transformation projects with leading global retail clients.

Standish was named by Consulting Magazine as one of their Top 25 Consultants for her vision and strategy in the Retail Industry in 2013.  She 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 non-profit organization supporting women and teens.