Greg played 4 years of McKay football as a mediocre center and defensive end, cheerlead (as the first male cheerleader at McKay?) his Sophomore and Senior year, participated in FBLA, NHS, Link Leadership, Student Government, and a number of other groups. Upon graduation in 2008 he worked at Hollywood Video and Dicks Sporting Goods while attending Chemeketa for 2 years. He then attended OSU, dropped the 2 jobs and tried to pack-in a 4 year college experience into 2 years at OSU. He immediately moved into a fraternity, joined the OSU cheerleading team, and started looking into Study Abroad options.
He studied abroad in France, traveling to 6 countries (France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Monaco) instead of eating lunch. He lost 20lbs, learned a ton, and thinks everyone should be required to spend 6 months abroad. He graduated with degrees in International Business Administration and Management. Upon graduation, he couldn’t find a job, so coached water-sports at a Summer Camp in Maine while he lined up a job selling Cellphones at Costco in Portland. After 8 months, he finally found a salaried position at a company called “LINBIT”. He was the 5th employee, hired as a “business development manager” and eventually worked his way up to the VP of Sales and Business Development, running sales team for a 30 person company. With the goal of becoming a CEO of a fortune 500 company, he studied, and studied, and studied for the GMAT entry exam to Graduate School. After being declined 3 times in 2 years (MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley), he was accepted into the UC Berkeley Evening/Weekend MBA program.
He’s now living in San Francisco, working as a “Strategic Partner Development Manager” at Amazon Web Services: the world’s largest Cloud company, while obtaining his MBA part time. He eventually plans to move back to Portland.