John C. “JC” Garrett, MBA ’10

After graduating this April, JC began negotiations with a Chicago-based start-up company called celect.org. Celect is a web solutions company that focuses on platforms and services which support the operations of professional, college, and non-profit based organizations. He recently accepted a position with the company as the director of Client Services in charge of developing and cultivating client relationships, managing the sales/account management teams, graphic design teams, and customer relations teams. He started May 1, and will be moving back to Chicago in late June.

JC is also continuing his work with fellow MBA graduates Rimas Silkaitis,MBA ’10, (center) and Sebastian Bartl, MBA ’10 and George Award recipient, to develop their passion project, BeTheBuilders.com. As a reminder, BeTheBuilders.com is a free, interactive, web-based community offering information and guidance for people who want to learn how to renovate environmentally-themed homes. After placing 2nd in the annual Pepperdine Business Plan Competition, they generated a great deal of buzz in their passion project. They are making adjustments to the business plan and presenting to a group of investors this summer.

JC served exceptionally as president of the Malibu Graduate Business Society and a tireless advocate of student engagement while earning his full-time MBA degree.

John C. “JC” Garrett, MBA ’10
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