2017 Best & Brightest: Jeremy Goldstein, Northeastern University (D’Amore McKim)

Jeremy Goldstein

D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

“Driven and ambitious marketer and Netflix binge-watcher.”

Fun fact about yourself: I’m second cousins with Michael Douglas

Hometown: Cedar Knolls, NJ

High School: Whippany Park High School (Whippany, NJ)

Major: Marketing & Management Information Systems

Favorite Business Courses: New Product Development, Data Management in the Enterprise, Advertising & Brand Promotion

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:

  • 2016 – Present: Venture Coach at IDEA: Northeastern University
    • IDEA is Northeastern University’s student-led venture accelerator built on the belief that starting a business is a life-changing learning experience. As a coach, my job is to help ventures simplify their value proposition, identify their target market, and complete problem and solution validation. First and foremost, I act as a guide to help ventures navigate IDEA’s stage-gate process, complete their business plan, develop their business model, and put them on track to becoming a self-sustaining or investment ready enterprise.
  • 2013-2014: Social Media Chair 2014- 2016: Vice President of Communications for the Northeastern University Marketing Association (NUMA)
    • Nationally recognized at 2015 & 2016 American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference (AMAICC) for Excellence in Communications
  • 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar
    • Attended 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Boston, MA
  • Fall 2016: D’Amore McKim School of Business Co-op Ambassador
  • Fall 2015: Peer Mentor for Introduction to Co-op Class
    • Assisted marketing faculty in the Professional Development for Co-op (BUSN1103) classroom, Participated in multiple student panels to give perspective to 1st time co-op students, Conducted mock interviews and resume reviews while assisting students in honing and refining their professional brand.
  • Spring 2013: NU.in Husky Alumni Ambassador

Where have you interned during your college career?

  • January – August 2016 QuickBase Inc. (formerly Intuit QuickBase) Cambridge, MA: Associate Product Marketing Manager
    • Spearheaded scoping, implementation and driving success for Seismic sales enablement platform.
    • Planned and executed events presence at MidTech Midmarket CIO Summit attended by 250+ mid market IT executives.
    • Generated internal sales kit & customer-facing solution guide.
    • Developed competitive win sheets and performed competitive research.
    • Performed analyst-driven solutions research to inform product marketing team on GTM.
  • January – September 2015 VMware Palo Alto, CA: Analyst Relations/Market Intelligence Co-op
    • Ensured industry analysts were briefed regularly on VMware’s strategy, products, services, solutions and go-to-market capabilities in coordination with Bus.
    • Oversaw commissioning of multiple industry whitepapers and thought leadership content with analyst firms (Gartner, IDC, Forrester, ESG, 451 Group).
    • Designed, implemented and maintained Analyst Relations sales enablement resource.
    • Overhauled monthly Market Insights Newsletter and spearheaded transition to CreateSend email platform.
    • Increased Market Insights Newsletter global distribution by 133%, representing >50% of VMware.
  • May – October 2014 Lyft Boston, MA: Senior Brand Ambassador
    • In top 7% of Ambassadors Nationwide, with over 225 new user acquisitions.
    • Successfully created partnerships with 5 local venues.
    • Engaged with the Northeastern Campus community.
    • Executed weekly campaigns to spread Lyft on campus and within Boston.
  • January – June 2014 com (now Jet.com) Boston, MA: Email Marketing Associate
    • Created and QA’d weekly emails for Shoebuy promotions, trend alerts and members-only Private Events flash sales in HTML & WYSIWYG editors.
    • Monitored and optimized key performance metrics, ISP deliverability and domain-specific metrics.
    • Monitored and reported on competitive landscape and trends in footwear/fashion.
    • Conducted research and analysis to support marketing activities.
    • Managed Shoebuy Loyalty Program.

Describe your dream Job: My dream job is to be working at Google in Mountain View, CA on a product marketing team supporting a hardware team – ideally the Google Pixel.

Who is your favorite professor? Christina Roberts, my co-op advisor, who guided and mentored me every step of the way by showing me the stepping stones to my dream job. She took me on as a confused sophomore who had no idea what he wanted to do with his life, gave me tons of career advice and guidance, and was one of the greatest influences on my professional career to date.

Where would you like to work after graduation? I had offers from VMware (Palo Alto, CA) and IBM Security (Cambridge, MA) in digital marketing. Proud to say I became an IBMer, starting January 2017 on the Worldwide Performance Marketing team.

What are your long-term professional goals? Become a subject matter expert – I love being the go-to person when people need help, so eventually I’d eventually like to land in a role which would let me do that. I’d also like to try a bit of everything along the way– too many people get sucked into linear career paths, and I think that learning different functions and disciplines helps you become well-rounded and productive.

“I knew I wanted to major in business when…since I was very young, my mom was in pharmaceutical marketing and it always seemed like a really interesting career path.”

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…an app developer.”

“Before I entered business school, I wish I had known…how in demand computer science degrees are!”

What was the happiest moment of your life? Getting accepted to Northeastern, specifically the NU.in program which sent me to Australia for my freshman fall semester.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of?  Having the communications program I ran for the Northeastern University Marketing Association being recognized by the American Marketing Association for Excellence in Communications for 2 years in a row. And also being selected for this list!

What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? An Otter: loves to laugh, curious, enthusiastic and compassionate.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? I’d like to thank my parents for providing me with love, support, guidance and instilling the value of a hard day’s work, especially when it brings you 1 step closer to your goals.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like them to say that was ambitious and had a good work ethic, but still emphasized teamwork when driving towards a common goal.

Favorite book: Best Practices Are Stupid by Steven Shapiro

Favorite movie: The Departed

Favorite musical performer: J Cole

Favorite vacation spot: Kauai, Hawaii

What are your hobbies? Cooking, Video Games, Brunch

What made Jeremy such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2017?

“Jeremy Goldstein is invaluable for the example he set to his classmates and to the younger students he successfully mentored as an upperclassman in a variety of leadership roles.  He is self-driven, ethical and ambitious and his constant search for, and acquisition of industry knowledge was a valuable asset to the employers he worked for as well as to his professors.  I have no doubt that he will be a business leader and pioneer himself in the future – setting trends that are emulated by his colleagues and studied  in classrooms across the country.”

Christina Roberts
Assistant Cooperative Education Faculty, Marketing
D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

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