Chad Jackson, director of risk management at FedEx Corp., stumbled into finance, but he hasn’t taken a wrong step since. After working as a Spanish language teacher after college, Jackson wanted more control over his life and thought a coffee shop might be a fun way to provide for himself and his family.
So he enrolled in business school at Indiana University. It was a new world, but one where he fit in well, he says. “I just had my eyes opened at that point to the world of business and to the fit that I had in the business world,” he says. “I found I had analytical skills, good critical thinking, and a good strategic mindset.”