e2open appointed Jennifer Grafton as its executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, succeeding Laura L. Fese, who retired from the connected supply chain SaaS company on Wednesday March 1.
Fese served as e2open’s executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for six years, overseeing the enterprise’s global legal affairs. She retired after a legal career spanning more than 30 years.
“Laura has been an outstanding leader and valued colleague, instrumental in e2open’s success during a period of incredible growth and transformation for our company,” says Michael Farlekas, Chief Executive Officer at e2open.
“We are grateful for Laura’s dedication and tremendous contributions to e2open. More than a fantastic attorney, Laura is a great friend and trusted advisor who I have known for over 20 years. We wish her all the best in her retirement.”
He adds he is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Grafton to the executive leadership team — saying — given her experience and time with e2open, she will make an immediate impact and continue to lead the great team he and his colleagues have built over the last seven years.
Jennifer joined e2open in January 2021 as deputy general counsel at the time of the IPO, leading the enterprise’s public company compliance and governance efforts.
Prior to e2open, she served as chief legal officer and chief administrative officer of a US$1.4 billion global publicly-traded energy and mining business for more than a decade, leading the its legal and human resources functions. She was previously a corporate associate at various Denver law firms for four years.
“With more than 10 years of public company experience and having learned our industry and business over the last two years at e2open, Jen has all of the skills and expertise to step into the role and lead the team without missing a beat,” Laura says.
“I am excited to see Jen lead in her new role. I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to work with the e2open executive team, board of directors, and my talented team over the past six years.”
Laura will remain in a transitionary role during the company’s first fiscal quarter.
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This feature first appeared in MHD.