E2open Parent Holdings, Inc., the connected supply chain SaaS platform with the largest multi-enterprise network, announces the appointment of Jennifer Grafton as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, succeeding Laura L. Fese, who is retiring from e2open effective 1 March 2023.
Fese has served as e2open’s executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for six years, overseeing the company’s global legal affairs. She retires 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,” said 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 whom I have known for over 20 years. We wish her all the best in her retirement. I am also thrilled to welcome Jen to the executive leadership team. Given her experience and time with the company, Jen will make an immediate impact and continue to lead the great team we’ve built over the last seven years.”
Grafton joined e2open in January 2021 as deputy general counsel at the time of the IPO, leading the company’s public company compliance and governance efforts.
Before e2open, she served as chief legal and administrative officer of a US$1.4B global publicly traded energy and mining business for over a decade, leading the company’s legal and human resources functions.
She was previously a corporate associate at various Denver law firms for four years. Grafton graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business (MBA), University of Denver Sturm College of Law (JD), and University of Puget Sound (BA).
“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,” said Fese. “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.”
Fese will stay on in a transitionary role during the company’s first fiscal quarter, the company said in a statement.