H&R Block names Jeff Jones as president and CEO
KANSAS CITY, Mo.,
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“One of our core corporate values is ‘We Do the Right Thing.’ There are few people who embody this more than Jeff. He is a transformational leader, one who deeply understands today's consumer and knows how to drive results in large-scale operations,” said Robert A. Gerard, Chairman of the Board. “Given his proven record of success in innovation and change management, the board is confident Jeff is the right person to evolve and grow our business in the years ahead.”
Jones brings 27 years of executive management, creative leadership and operational excellence, having held key roles at top companies in the retail, consumer products, agency and technology industries. Prior to his most recent position as president of Ride Sharing at Uber, Jones was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at
Among his contributions at Target, Jones helped design a more guest-centric approach, fostered a more open and agile culture, modernized core capabilities, launched ground-breaking digital products like Cartwheel, and served as Target’s head of guest experience and communications.
“As a focused and inspiring leader, with deep retail and digital expertise, Jeff clearly understands the changing dynamics of consumer behavior. He knows how to leverage current and emerging technologies to provide solutions that best meet consumer needs,” Gerard said.
“I am honored and excited to be joining the H&R Block team. Block is a values-based brand focused on helping people and I look forward to advancing this storied company in its quest to provide a broader range of solutions to meet our clients’ needs,” Jones said. “With its expertise, history and scale, there is significant opportunity to create new solutions for the tens of millions of clients who trust this brand. This is a company with great potential.”
Prior to Target, Jones held executive and leadership roles for The Gap,
“I am eager to join the team in October,” Jones said. “I will leverage my retail and digital experiences to challenge us to grow, to seek leading-edge ways to meet our clients’ needs, and to position this company as an agile and adaptive market leader.”
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