Jill Jones Payless CEO W. Paul Jones

Jill Jones

Jill Jones is the wife of businessman W. Paul Jones, the current CEO at Payless. It is not good news for her hubby as Payless recently filed for bankruptcy.

Jill’s hubby has been Chief Executive Officer of Pay Less Holdings, Inc. since October 22, 2012. Mr. Jones serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Payless ShoeSource, Inc.

According to his LinkedIn, Mr. Jones holds an undergraduate degree in Business & Finance and Economics from Mount Saint Mary’s University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.

Prior to his arrival at Payless in 2012, Jones posses over 30-years of management experience, distinguished leadership and expertise in the value retail segment.

He served across several divisions of May Department Stores, Kohl’s Corp., of Menomonee Falls, and Sears.

He began his career working at Foley’s Department Store and Meier & Frank Department Store, both divisions of May Department Stores Company in the late 80’s and until 1997.

Fom 1997 to 2004 Mr. Jones served as Senior vice president of menswear merchandising for Kohl’s.

He followed into his role as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for men’s apparel for what was then Sears Roebuck & Co., of Hoffman Estates, III from 2004 to 2005.


Mr. Jones served as the President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Discount Department Store Chain for Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC and ShopKo Stores Inc. from November 14, 2007 to 2009.

According to his bio on the Payless website, he is married to loving and supportive, wife, Jill.

Jill Jones and her husband currently reside in Lawrence, Kansas. The two are the proud parents of five children.

Apparently the family enjoys a quiet life in their home in Kansas. Not much more is known about Jill Jones –who will certainly offer her support during her hubby’s difficult times.