Alex and Ani has always been an unconventional company built around unconventional people. Rhode Islander Carolyn Rafaelian had a nice business selling bangles to department stores when she recruited local politico and businessman Giovanni Feroce to be her company’s CEO. After some growing pains—Feroce reportedly fired just about every original employee—he turned the company into a juggernaut; he told me it’s a billion-dollar business. The odd-couple pairing of former military man Feroce and… …read more

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