What is your professional background?
I've spent my entire career working for three Fortune 50 companies in Corporate Strategy roles specifically related to Indirect Procurement Strategy. Currently I'm responsible for setting the strategy for a portfolio of software spend totaling $1.1B.
What were your motivations for pursing the MSRE?
I already have a MBA from Ohio State. Looking back I wish I'd aligned my focus to the Real Estate industry, which is where I'd ultimately like to pivot my career. By adding a heavy focus of real estate education to my existing MBA I'm hoping to find an opportunity in the industry better aligned with my personal aspirations.
What drew you to the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate?
In addition to the content of the material taught within the program, I was especially drawn to the access to successful Real Estate professionals that MSRE students are provided. I've learned through my work experience in corporate America that having a great mentor/leader/manager can make a significant difference in your growth as a professional. Having the combination of the diverse coursework along with the long list of respected industry advisors made this program a no-brainer for me.