Jeffrey Swartz

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Jeffrey Swartz
Born (1960-03-20) March 20, 1960 (age 59)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationPhillips Academy
Alma materBrown University
Dartmouth College
Occupationbusinessman
Known forFormer CEO of Timberland
Spouse(s)Married
Children3 sons
Parent(s)Judith and Sidney Swartz
RelativesNathan Swartz (grandfather)

Jeffrey Swartz (born March 20, 1960) is an American businessman and philanthropist, and was formerly CEO of Timberland, founded by his grandfather, Nathan Swartz.[2][3] He sold Timberland to VF Corporation in 2011.[4]

Early life[edit]

He was born on March 20, 1960[1] to an Jewish family, the son of Judith and Sidney Swartz.[5][6] He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, followed by a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an MBA from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.[1]

Career[edit]

For 15 years Swartz was the CEO of Timberland, a company founded in 1952 by his grandfather.[7]

Swartz owned the majority of the voting shares for Timberland.[1] In 2011, as CEO, he was responsible for the sale of Timberland to VF Corporation for $2 billion.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Swartz is married, with three sons.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Clark, Andrew (18 March 2010). "Timberland boss Jeffrey Swartz puts the boot in – over his own failures". Retrieved 11 October 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.
  2. ^ New York Times: "What Makes You Roar? He Wants to Know" by Adam Bryant December 19, 2009
  3. ^ The Guardian: "Timberland boss Jeffrey Swartz puts the boot in – over his own failures" by Andrew Clark March 18, 2010
  4. ^ Schechter, Asher (16 March 2012). "Meet the Jewish Billionaire Who Studies Torah Every Morning". Haaretz. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  5. ^ Schechter, Asher (16 March 2012). "Meet the Jewish Billionaire Who Studies Torah Every Morning". Retrieved 12 October 2017 – via Haaretz.
  6. ^ "Sidney W. Swartz". Inside Philanthropy. June 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ex-Timberland CEO Swartz now promotes Jewish causes – J." jweekly.com. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Q&A with Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz". fortune.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.