Alumni Spotlight: Martin Gieler

Full Name:Martin Gieler

Grad Year: 2005

Occupation:Business Manager


Favorite SMC course or topic: Accounting, strategy, economics and finance

Favorite SMC experience/ moment:When I made a case presentation in Operations and earned spontaneous applause from my fellow students given the creative solution I presented

What's on my iPod now: My favorite is Mahler's 1st Symphony.

What book I'm reading now: Sales book from Jeffrey Gitomer

Recent business trip: A conference in PA.

A typical weekend: Spending time with my family

Favorite Quote: "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - Newton

If I won $10M, I would... Scale back on work but continue, spend some time traveling, continue education - probably towards finance. Make a plan to invest + sustainably use the assets.

My SMC MBA:Imprinted in me the general interest for business and economics. I still continue to read the WSJ and HBR. I believe it was transformational and turned my thinking from technical to business terms.

Updated Fall 2008...