There’s a paradox that exists in the fashion industry that the bigger you are, the perception is the slower you are. But from Peter Boneparth’s vantage at the helm of the $4.5 billion Jones Apparel Group, "if you do this right, then the bigger you are, the faster you become."

In less than a year as president and chief executive officer of Jones, having succeeded the legendary Sidney Kimmel, the most striking change Boneparth has initiated at the company and its 28 brands has been to empower its divisional leaders to independently develop their brands. But Boneparth has not taken his eye off the ball. Rather, it’s his philosophy of attention to detail, using accountability and responsibility, that he strives to inculcate throughout the ranks of Jones’ 16,000 employees.

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