11 Nov How Birkenstock’s CEO Motivates His Team
David Kahan really loves what he does.
Here, the CEO of Birkenstock Americas shares a few thoughts on his own career path and how he creates an energized work environment for his team.
Getting my start in footwear:
“I went to school for business administration and accounting, so I’m a bit of a numbers jock. I’ve got an accounting degree. But I happened to work part time when I was in college in the shoe department in a Macy’s. That introduced me to retail, and I fell in love with it. I went from working 12 hours a week in the shoe department to working 12 hours a day, and I loved it from the very beginning.”