President and CEO, The Children’s Place
Jane Elfers joined The Children’s Place as president and CEO in January 2010. Jane quickly formulated a strategic growth plan focused on best-in class talent, superior product, business transformation through technology, alternate channels of distribution, and fleet optimization.
Jane has delivered several years of industry-leading shareholder returns through a talent upgrade across the company, a relentless focus on product, a complete overhaul of the company’s planning and allocation systems, expansion into multiple international markets, the introduction of a digital and brick and mortar wholesale strategy, and most recently, the development of a multi-pronged strategic digital transformation of The Children’s Place brand.
Jane is a 34 year retail veteran and a turnaround expert. She previously served as president and CEO of Lord and Taylor, during which time she transformed the ailing brand, saving it from extinction. Jane began her retail career at Macy’s and is a graduate of Bucknell University where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration and currently serves on their Board of Trustees.