From acting to brand management — Jay Gillespie, 2016 MBA candidate

As a former professional actor, Jay Gillespie, 2016 MBA candidate, recognized that with the right training, he could leverage his ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally with colleagues on a movie set to build a successful career in brand management.

Enter Simon. After studying brand management and marketing, Jay’s daily life is influenced by his Simon education – from his methodical approach to problem-solving, to the time he spends analyzing product positioning in the aisles of the grocery store. After graduation, Jay will move to Minneapolis to join Wells Enterprises and tackle his next big role as an associate brand manager for Blue Bunny Ice Cream.

Jay Gillespie, 2016 MBA candidate, accepted an associate brand management position with Wells Enterprises.

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