Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

John Rostas

Chief Operating Officer
BDA, Inc.

LinkedIn Profile

Company Description

At BDA, we have a powerful story to tell – a story of great achievements, great talent, and incredible breakthroughs, but most importantly, a story of positive customer experiences that increase the affinity people have with the brands we serve. We take the world’s biggest brands into stadiums, family rooms, doctors’ offices, and centers of commerce. Via the medium of merchandise, we let consumers see, touch, feel, and own our clients' brands in a way no other marketing permits. We stimulate an emotional and engaging exchange between people and a compelling real-world experience. With more than 500 employees and 27 locations worldwide, BDA is a full-service resource for branded merchandise.

Job Description

Chief Operating Officer Responsibile for the Production/Operations, Distribution, Information Technology, Finance, Legal, and China Import Operations.

Employment History

BDA Inc. - August 2010 to present, Live Nation - President and COO - 2 years, WaMu - EVP - Operations - 5 years, United Technologies - VP - Carrier - 4 years, GE - various leadership roles - 16 years

Education

BS - Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering Syracuse University, MBA - Tuck School Dartmouth College

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Passionate about career planning and personal development.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

After 5pm - near the University or during lunch hour at my Woodinville office.