David Jaffe

Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

David Jaffe Biography

David Jaffe serves as a director (since 2001), as our CEO (since 2002) and as Chairman of the Board (since 2016). Previously, he had been President from 2002 to 2017, and Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Jaffe joined our Company in 1992 as Vice President, Business Development and became Senior Vice President in 1995, Executive Vice President in 1996 and Vice Chairman in 2000.

David is the son of Elliot S. and Roslyn S. Jaffe. Elliot S. Jaffe is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus. Roslyn S. Jaffe is a co-founder and Director Emeritus for Life. David Jaffe is the brother of Elise Jaffe, a non-executive officer and a more than 5% stockholder, and Richard Jaffe, a significant holder of the Company’s stock. Mr. Jaffe is also a member of the Board of Directors of The National Retail Federation.

The Board selected Mr. Jaffe to serve as a director based on his extensive retail and financial background.

Mr. Jaffe is the founder and serves as secretary and treasurer of the Food Allergy Initiative. He served as the COO of Dress Barn Inc. from September 2001 to 2002. He joined Ascena Retail in 1992 and served as its vice president of business development from 1992 to 1995, senior vice president from 1995 to 1996 and executive vice president from 1996 to 2001.

Jaffe received a BS/BA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School. David was responsible for spearheading the transition of Dressbarn from an off-price discount store to a lifestyle specialty store brand and later for the acquisition of maurices.

Prior to joining Dressbarn, David was a general partner of what is now JP Morgan Partners, a private equity firm.  He began his career at Merrill Lynch as a portfolio manager. 

He lives with his wife and four children in New Canaan, CT.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on David Jaffe and other top speakers and celebrities.

How to book David Jaffe?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Jaffe for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Jaffe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Jaffe or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book David Jaffe?

Booking fees for David Jaffe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Jaffe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for David Jaffe?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Jaffe for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Jaffe for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Jaffe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Jaffe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Jaffe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Jaffe for your event is . David Jaffe generally travels from New Canaan, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Jaffe for an upcoming event.

David Jaffe News


We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.

Speakers Similar to David Jaffe

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.