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Libby Wadle

Chief Executive Officer

Libby Wadle is the Chief Executive Officer of J.Crew Group, overseeing J.Crew, J.Crew Factory and Madewell brands and serving on the board of directors. She has a proven track record of leading companies through periods of significant growth with a focus on customer-centric retail and building purpose-driven brands. With over 25-years of experience in the retail industry, during her tenure at the J.Crew Group she has held executive leadership roles across each of the brands, J.Crew, J.Crew Factory and Madewell. She has led the resurgence of the J.Crew brand and as a member of the Madewell launch team played an integral role in bringing the brand from start-up to a leader in denim retail. She has dedicated herself to an ambitious sustainability and social impact strategy for the J.Crew Group, leading industry firsts including the premier denim partnership with Fair Trade USA and committing to using Good Cashmere Standard certified cashmere across all brands. Ms. Wadle is often looked to as a thought leader in the industry. She was named Fortune 40 under 40, Rivet 50 for denim leadership and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.