Feature — Thinking Outside the Blue Box
Thinking Outside the Blue Box Tiffany & Company executive Jim Fernandez ’78 tells students to expect the unexpected in their careers, as his own story well illustrates. James N. Fernandez ’78, may be best known to Pace alumni as the man behind the Breakfast at Tiffany’s program, which brings students to the internationally renowned jeweler’s New York City headquarters for bagels, coffee, and some real-life lessons in running a successful global business. Currently Tiffany’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Fernandez joined the company three decades ago as an accounting manager and has seen it grow from nine U.S. stores and $100 million in revenue, to a $4 billion enterprise with 289 stores in 24 countries. Fernandez recently sat down with Pace Magazine to reflect on his career and the role Pace played in making it possible.
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