Devon Beste, MBA ‘14

Devon Beste recently accepted a position as a Commodities Trader at Cargill, the U.S.’s largest privately held corporation providing food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Prior to this role, he was an Operations Consultant at Pine River Capital Management where he worked in conjunction with directors and other analysts to assist in ongoing production and workflow improvement efforts, as well as with prime brokers and counter parties to ensure the proper and timely execution of various financial instrument movements.

Devon earned his MBA in 2014 from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management and currently lives in the greater Minneapolis- St. Paul area. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps stationed in Twentynine Palms, California, and was deployed to Iraq twice.

Devon says that he chose Pepperdine Graziadio for the convenience of the MBAJ and the Yellow Ribbon Program for military veterans. He says that Pepperdine Graziadio instilled in him an entrepreneurial mindset that he now brings to his job every day, and that the personal growth he achieved during his program was immeasurable.

Devon Beste, MBA ‘14

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