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Chris Welsh MBA 05
Manager, Software Sales, IBM Corp.
San Francisco, Calif.

Previous Position

Infantry Officer, U.S. Marine Corps; rated among the top 10 percent of his peers

Previous Degree

B.A., English and Political Economy | Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.

I gained the skills and knowledge to translate the fundamental
leadership talents I developed in the military to the business world.

Fast Facts

  • 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.