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Dan Clifford

20+ years leading marketing for iconic brands.

About Me

Dan has 20+ years of successfully creating and driving iconic brands through profitable customer growth and innovation. He has spent the majority of his tenure in B2C omnichannel business models focused on understanding the customer, strategically differentiating brands, and forging lasting customer relationships.

Currently, he is the CMO of Mansur Gavriel, a leather goods luxury brand, where he leads global marketing, communications, and e-Commerce.

Prior, Dan was SVP, Marketing, and Customer at J.Jill where he led an organizational rebranding initiative, oversaw all marketing activity and was a leadership team member for the company’s IPO. His leadership helped the company realize an increase of double-digit customer growth and positive online and same-store traffic in a changing retail environment.

Dan also served as SVP, Marketing for EXPRESS where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing. He started his career in marketing at Victoria’s Secret and served in various roles including Vice President, where he drove their social, community, and mobile strategies, and was the marketing lead in developing and launching various successful sub-brands.

His career started in advertising where he worked at Havas Communications and Resource Ammirati / IBMiX on various clients including Apple and P&G.


Advisor | Consultant at Chameleon Collective

Sep 2019 — Present

Boston, MA

Advisor | Consultant at North & Warren

Jan 2019 — Present

SVP, Head of Customer Strategy and CRM at J. Jill

Aug 2018 — Aug 2019

Boston, MA

SVP, Head of Marketing and Customer Analytics at J. Jill

Jun 2016 — Aug 2018

Boston, MA

Principal at Jump Scout Consulting

Nov 2015 — May 2016

Columbus, OH

SVP, Marketing at EXPRESS

Sep 2013 — Oct 2015

Columbus, OH

Vice President Marketing at Victoria's Secret

Sep 2009 — Jul 2013

Columbus, OH

Director of Marketing at Victoria's Secret

Feb 2004 — Sep 2009

Marketing Manager at Victoria's Secret

Jun 2001 — Feb 2004

Strategic Planner at Resource/Ammirati, an IBM Company

Jun 2000 — May 2001

Strategic Planner at Havas Worldwise

May 1996 — May 2000

Chicago, IL

Account Manager at Resource/Ammirati, an IBM Company

Jan 1995 — Dec 1995

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