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Evon Jones

Evon Jones is Managing Partner at The ELLoyd Group.

Jones is an experienced IT and business executive with over 20 plus years as a CIO in multiple industries including retail, life sciences, consumer goods, travel and aviation, and financial services. Prior to the ELLoyd Group, he was Chief Technology Officer at Aventiv Technologies, and SVP and CIO at Hallmark Cards Inc. where he was responsible for developing and implementing IT strategies to enable business goals and drive company performance. In addition, he provided vision and leadership to develop technology solutions that advanced retail, operational and business strategies as well as deliver cost efficiencies and a roadmap for ERP and IT infrastructure improvements. Jones was also a corporate officer of Hallmark Cards Inc.

As former CIO of Fifth & Pacific companies, formerly Liz Claiborne, he oversaw the global IT organization for all portfolio brands including Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne and others. Jones also served as CIO for Bausch + Lomb, The Dial Corporation, America West Holdings (airline and Leisure company), and held leadership roles at American Express and Lehman Brothers.

Jones received his B.A. from Baruch College in New York City and served on the boards of Henkel North America, Central & Northern Arizona Better Business Bureau, and was a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) IT Committee.

Jones’s former community involvement included serving on the board of Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids in Phoenix, a member of the Valley of the Sun United Way Funds Allocation Committee, and was a member of the State of Arizona Attorney General’s Model Court Stewardship and Stakeholders Advisory Group on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse.

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