Jill Standish leads Accenture’s global Retail practice and guides its growth by managing the client portfolio and developing offerings and capabilities that help retailers to transform their businesses into responsible, resilient and sustainable enterprises.
With over 20 years’ experience in retail sales, marketing and consulting leadership, Jill is on the frontline of change. Right now, rebuilding retail by helping retailers acquire the capabilities they need to thrive in a post-pandemic world is a key focus. This includes strengthening sustainability practices, which are vital to create a better future for retailers and the communities that they serve. She is also a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, which she believes is a business imperative—and the cornerstone of innovation.
In addition to leading digital and physical store transformation projects for global retail clients, Jill has headed up the retail businesses of two technology giants. Before joining Accenture, Jill was senior vice president and general manager of Oracle’s Retail Business Unit. She was also the vice president and global leader for IBM’s Global Business Services retail consulting practice, and vice president of IBM’s Retail Store Solutions.
Jill serves on the boards, and is active in a number of industry bodies, including the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). She has won a number of retail and consulting industry accolades, named a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine for her vision and strategy in the retail industry. She is a regular industry and keynote speaker and has been quoted in national and industry publications such as The New York Times, Bloomberg and Women's Wear Daily.
Jill holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA), Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, graduating Summa Cum Laude.