On April 5th, Sam Pontrelli, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Monster Energy, visited CBU to speak to students at a Voices of Business event. He talked about his personal journey through the marketing field that culminated with his role at Monster Energy. Students learned about the process he employed to craft his career and the hurdles and opportunities he faced along the way. When talking about the negative and positive aspects of his various jobs, Pontrelli shared that “Without failures and bumps in the road you will not be where you are needed.”
In addition to learning about Mr. Pontrelli’s career, students were given advice on how to develop the skills they needed for their future career. Pontrelli encouraged the audience to focus on the skills that they are good at, because “When you try to be everything, you are nothing.” Furthermore, Mr. Pontrelli shared how the marketing process is at the heart of Monster Energy’s growing business.
Voices of Business is a speaker series hosted by the Jabs School of Business. The series provides students and the community the opportunity to learn from practicing business professionals and acquire new insights, enhancing their own professional development.