Veteran Spotlight: Ryan Martin 23EMBA, United States Marine Corps
Background: I am from South Carolina and previously served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in Electrical Engineering. After college, I spent four years in manufacturing and operations management roles for Pepsi, Gatorade, and Frito Lay brands. Following my work at PepsiCo, I moved to Los Angeles to work for my current company, Sidel. During my seven years at Sidel, I have held multiple roles. I am currently responsible for our operational strategy and quality in the Americas as the Americas Quality and Continuous Improvement Director.
Why Goizueta: After relocating to Atlanta from California, I took a more global role within my company and wanted to pursue an MBA to strengthen my business acumen, leadership skills, and network with high-achieving business professionals. Choosing Goizueta Business School was my clear choice due to the prestigious brand recognition, small-by-design classes, unique Leadership program led by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ken Keen, associate dean of leadership development and senior lecturer of Organization & Management, and robust Atlanta corporation and community networks.
Career Goals: I am extremely passionate about building holistic and sustainable business models and utilizing business as a tool for social change. Business is becoming extremely complex, and we need principled leaders now more than ever to drive long-term stakeholder value. I am planning on concentrating in Strategy and General Management to accelerate my career and prepare me to be a principled leader for the evolving business world.
Hobbies/Other Interests: In my spare time, I enjoy long distance running and exploring the outdoors with my wife and Labrador retriever. I enjoy almost all sports and follow the Gamecocks, Atlanta United, Green Bay Packers, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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