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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 24

Jan-Patrick Schmitz

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MONTBLANC NORTH AMERICA

Jan-Patrick Schmitz became president and CEO of Montblanc North America at the age of twenty-nine. His ascent to the head of the company in 2003 came at a pivotal point in the one-hundred-year history of the luxury brand. That same year, under Schmitz’s leadership, Montblanc opened its largest boutique in the world on New York’s famed Madison Avenue.

Schmitz began his career at Montblanc in 1994, honing his keen business acumen and innate appreciation for the luxury goods market initially as president and CEO of Montblanc Japan, then as head of global supply chain management at Montblanc’s international headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

 

Jan-Patrick ...

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