Jide J. Zeitlin is the Chairman and CEO of Tapestry, Inc. an American multinational luxury fashion holding company. It is based in New York City and is the parent company of three major brands: Coach New York, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman
Quick Facts and Information on Jide Zeitlin
|Full Name||Jide J. Zeitlin|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||19th February 1964|
|Profession||Chairman and CEO of Tapestry Inc. / Chairman, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority|
|Education (High School / College / University)||Amherst College
President & Fellows of Harvard College
|Wife/Spouse / Partner||Tina Goldberg|
|Children (Son, Daughter)||Two Sons|
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Height in Feet||5 ft 11 in|
Jide Zeitlin Wiki: Age / Parents
Mr. Zeitlin was born on 19th February 1964 in Nigeria, the son of a single mother—a domestic servant with little formal education. Zeitlin, who is 56 years of age now was adopted by an American family when he was about 5 years old.
The family who adopted him believed that they could help him access a decent education and of course, a whole different life. Growing up, Jide moved from Nigeria to Pakistan to the Philippines, before landing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Zeitlin describes his experience of living in multiple countries around the globe as
These were fascinating countries to live in during turbulent times: the Biafra war, the Pakistan-India war that birthed Bangladesh, and martial law under Ferdinand Marcos. These experiences had a great impact on me as an individual. They taught me to value and cherish a diversity of opinions and perspectives when making decisions—something we need more of in our lives.
Jide hasn’t talked about his biological parents, nor has he divulged more into the details of his adoptive parents. However, the man who adopted Jeid is Arnold Zeitlin. Arnold is a former AP correspondent and bureau chief in West Africa, Pakistan, and the Philippines. He also was a vice president with UPI for the Asia-Pacific region.
Jide Zeitlin Career Wiki
After his sophomore year at Amherst Zeitlin took his first step towards his professional career and began working as a summer intern at Goldman Sachs.
Later, he was named senior investment banker, and the Global Chief Operating Officer, in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Jide contributed 19 years of his life working for the company and in 1996, he was elected a partner at Goldman Sachs.
While his time at Goldman Sachs, Zeitlin as well joined the Amherst Board in 1993 as an alumni trustee. When his term as an alumni trustee ended in 1999, the Board appointed him to a term trusteeship.
After Goldman Sachs, Zeitlin worked as a founder and managing director for The Keffi Group until 2019. Simultaneous to that, Zeitlin also started serving as the Chairman Of The Board for NSIA: Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority from 2012. He is still continuing his service there.
Jide J. Zeitlin, Chairman of the Board, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry in September 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the execution of the Company’s strategic agenda and financial performance. Mr. Zeitlin was elected to Tapestry’s Board of Directors in June 2006 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2014.
Jide Zeitlin Education
Mr. Jide graduated from Amherst magna cum laude with a double major in economics and English. Whereas, Zeitlin earned his M.B.A. in 1987 from Harvard Business School. As of now, Jide is also an active alumnus at Harvard.
Jide Zeitlin Wife Tina Goldberg
Mr. Zeitlin is mostly known for his professional endeavors, however, if we talk about his personal life; Jide Zeitlin is a married man.
He is married to his wife Tina Goldberg and together they are parents to their two sons. Jide and his wife welcomed their first son in 2005 and after three years in August 2008, they gave birth to yet another son, Ariel Aderemi Zeitlin.
Jide’s wife, Tina, is a Global fashion executive and a Chief Commercial Officer at Anne Klein. She has expertise in multi-channel distribution, line building, brand development, and growing profitable businesses.
Tina Goldberg previously worked as a Senior Vice President, Global Collection Accessories for Marc Jacobs for almost 8 years. Jide’s wife, Tina, also went to Harvard Business School and it might be that the two first met each other there.