Chris Welsh MBA 05
Manager, Software Sales, IBM Corp.
San Francisco, Calif.
In the military, I set the vision and led a team of 50 Marines and sailors. Business school takes these fundamental leadership talents and reinforces them. The Graduate School of Management’s close-knit community fosters camaraderie and excellence—we demanded it of each other. With my UC Davis MBA knowledge and skills, I now lead teams in finding and solving client business problems for IBM.
- Chris Welsh MBA 05
Infantry Officer, U.S. Marine Corps; rated among the top 10 percent of his peers
B.A., English and Political Economy, Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.
- U.S. Marine in Korea, Japan and the Philippines; led 40-person rifle platoon and 50-person weapons platoon before completing tour of active duty as a rifle company executive officer.
- Graduated with distinction—among the top in his class—from IBM’s Global Sales School.
- Received IBM Sales Eminence Award, which honors the top echelon of IBM’s sellers whose prior year performance yielded top financial return.
- Earned IBM Leadership Award, which recognizes top two percent of employees from North and South America for demonstrating leadership skills that generate results.