Management Team


In an industry where executive tenure can be measured in seasons, the management team has more than 80 years as operational executives building the company together and more than 100 years in the fashion accessory industry.

Jill Maier: President & Chief Operating Officer
Jill was appointed President in May 2016 following a 13-year tenure as Vice President of Merchandising and Design at Carolee.  She joined the company on 2003 from Liz Claiborne Corp, where she was the Vice President of Jewelry, Handbags and Fashion Accessories for more than nine year working on a variety of domestic and international brands.  Previously, she held major merchant and design positions with other leading consumer products companies including Wedgewood Waterford and Lantis Eyewear.  Jill holds a B.S on Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Margie Connelly: Head of Global Business Development
Margie joined Carolee in September 2016 with 15 years of experience building licensed partnerships with brands such as Vince, Vera Want, Juicy Couture and DVF at Brown Shoe Company and Liz Claiborne Corp.  Prior experience also includes international merchandise management and sales for Ralph Lauren Footwear and Many's New York.  She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned a B.S. in Marketing.