Meet EMBA 112N
Summer 2016 Cohort
Vice President Branch Manager, San Francisco
Young's Market Company
Jonathan is currently Vice President Branch Manager San Francisco for Young's Market Company responsible for sales execution. Experiencing continual growth during the past nine years, Jonathan enjoys the exciting and challenging atmosphere that the wine and spirits industry offers. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield and enjoys spending time with family and traveling, including educational trips to distilleries and wineries around the world. He is continually looking to improve upon his talents and believes that the EMBA program here at Pepperdine will help him do just that.
Marketing Campaign Manager
Yuri is a data-driven marketer who specializes in creating digital and offline experiences that are fun, rewarding, create loyalty, and show results. Currently, he runs the digital marketing team at Platfora, a Big Data Discovery startup that is transforming the way businesses drive insight and analysis from raw data. Previously, Yuri was a Product Manager at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he arrived via the Silver Tail Systems acquisition. At Silver Tail, Yuri found his passion for influencing buyer behavior at different stages of the sales cycle. Yuri holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Riverside.
Matt currently serves as the Operations Manager for PetroCloud, a Dallas based start-up focused on oilfield automation and energy security. He brings 10 years of management and leadership experience as an Infantry Officer in the US Army and as a Territory Manager for a leading building materials company. Matt has deep real-world experience creating and implementing complex processes in high-stress environments, from a combat deployment to Afghanistan to leading operations in a fast paced start-up environment. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin.
Sales Senior Zone Supervisor
Keeley is currently the Sales Senior Zone Supervisor for Frito Lay in Sacramento. After proven sales results as a Sales District Leader, Keeley was awarded the highest sales honors at Frito Lay in 2014. She led her team to rank in the top 2% of sales company-wide. She currently leads a $115M sale operation, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of five facilities and more than 200 employees. Most recently, Keeley successfully led the implementation of a new employee compensation system, which was the first execution in California. Keeley holds a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Chico.
Director of Used Oil Logistics
Kleen Performance Products
Zach is a supply chain professional with expertise in liquid bulk petrochemical and chemical waste supply chains. He currently works at Kleen Performance Products, the largest provider of re-refined oil in North America. He is responsible for managing all aspects of used oil transportation by truck, rail and barge including forecasting future demand. Zach is an 18 year veteran of the Army and Army Reserve where he served as a battalion level supply sergeant, platoon leader and professional trainer. When Zach is not at work, he enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf, and going to sporting events.
Vice President, Transportation and Logistics
Kleen Performance Products
John is a transportation professional with expertise in liquid bulk petrochemical and chemical waste supply chains. He currently works at Kleen Performance Products, the largest provider of re-refined oil in North America. He is responsible for managing all aspects of transportation by truck, rail and barge including overseeing a large fleet operation. John is a 20 year veteran of the Army and Army Reserve where he served as an infantry paratrooper, truck driver and professional trainer. When not at work, he enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf, and fishing.
Associate Director Technology, Product New Business
Arvin is an intrinsically motivated, prolific leader with unprecedented drive and grit who believes in living at the edge of your comfort zone. Arvin has spent more than 18 years on the cutting-edge of Wireless, IT and Telecom industry and has served in various capacities starting in a technical call center, solutions engineering, marketing, business development and now with Verizon's Corporate Product New Business group. In his current role, he is responsible for wireless network technology briefings with C-levels from key enterprise and government accounts. Arvin is fascinated with learning and is passionate about leveraging technology to solve real-world problems.
Kendall Stevens was born and raised as a dual citizen of the United States and Australia. She has used her education in finance as well as her background in real estate and marketing to head up expansive real estate projects throughout Australia, Asia, and London markets. Kendall transitioned into the tech world, spending 2015 and early 2016 managing a software professional services practice focusing on optimizing resourcing, margin, and project execution. She plans to join her next software company as a manager of services delivery to enhance the quality, success, and proficiency of the environment.
Michael is currently a District Manager for the largest (revenue) program for staffing firm MarketSource, Inc. MarketSource, of 40 years, provides staffing and sales solutions to leading companies. Michael has worked in many different roles in retail sales for the past 10 years and is a highly driven, energetic, and people development focused sales manager who has created successful culture repeatedly in his career. Michael leads a team of 75 - 100 people across 22 locations and is responsible for greater than $12M in revenues. He enjoys family outings, raising a three-year old, and riding the winding Northern California roads.
Samuel is a commercial HVAC professional with more than seven years in the environmental test and balance industry. He currently works at RSAnalysis, one of the larger Air Balance companies in California. He is responsible for managing multiple concurrent projects of varying size and complexity. Samuel has various sheet metal certifications, including TABB, NEBB, and Title 24. Samuel is highly energetic about creative problem solving and strives for personal and professional growth. During his free time, Samuel enjoys relaxing outdoors with his wife and dog.