Chief Executive Officer
In January 2020, Jacques was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Mary’s. His decades-long brand-building experience and leadership capability uniquely position him to successfully lead Mary’s and execute upon the company’s growth strategy.
Before joining Mary’s, Jacques spent over six years at Shinola as president, where he was a member of the team that developed and launched the brand, led strategic brand direction and introduced several new products. During his tenure, Shinola expanded from a boutique watch company to a renowned producer of upscale leather goods, accessories, jewelry, bicycles, and audio products.
After Shinola, Panis served as the CEO of New World Diamonds, a lab-grown, conflict-free, environmentally friendly and ethically sound diamond start-up. He is also the founder of Websosaurs.com, a virtual world with web-based gaming and activities for children, which was purchased by Reel FX Creative Studios.
Jacques is an active board member of The Detroit Children’s Fund and looks forward to becoming an active member of the Denver and Colorado communities.