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LIM Alumnus Finds Taking Risks Can Pay Off

As part of an ongoing series of career path stories by WWD, LIM alumnus Doug Jakubowski (’83) shared his thoughts about the fashion industry, as well as advice for students considering a career in it. Doug also discussed how his LIM College education helped prepare him for professional success.

Doug is currently President of North America at FitFlop USA LLC and is a member of LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board. With more than three decades of experience, he has held a variety of executive positions, including Chief Merchandising Officer for Perry Ellis and Chief Merchandising Officer for Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.

In 2015, LIM College presented Doug with the Maxwell F. Marcuse Award. Named for LIM’s founder, the award recognizes an LIM  graduate who has reached the pinnacle of success within the business of fashion.

Read WWD’s Q&A with Doug Jakubowski.