Business 100 - 2008

James Quinn

James E. Quinn/Tiffany & Co.

James Quinn has been president of Tiffany & Co. since February 2003. He began his career with the internationally renowned jeweler and specialty retailer in 1986 when he was appointed vice president. In his current role he is responsible for Tiffany’s retail, corporate and direct marketing sales network. For the year ended in January 31, 2006, Tiffany reported an 11 percent rise in revenues to over $2.5 billion.

Jim serves on the board of BNY Hamilton Funds, Mutual of America Capital Management, Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District and is a trustee of the Museum of the City of New York. He was appointed chairman of the Smurfit School of Business at  University College Dublin in September 2003 and also serves as chairman of its North American Advisory Board.  A graduate of Hofstra University, Jim received his M.B.A. from Pace University. Jim, who is married to  Diane, with two children, traces his Irish roots to Counties Offaly and Westmeath on his father’s side, and County Kerry on his mother’s side. All four of his grandparents were from Ireland.