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Pete Gossin

Job Title: US Field Marketing Leader
Company: Apple
Industry: Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2019
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Job Description

The US Field Marketing Team focused on business is responsible for go-to-market efforts of Apple and Apple partners to business customers as it relates to products, services, and solutions. As the US Field Marketing Lead, I sit at the intersection of internal Apple sales, operations, enablement, demand generation, and marketing teams and partner's sales and marketing teams. The goal is seamless execution of strategic initiatives, campaigns, events, and programs that deliver surprise and delight to customers and partner sales teams alike.

Company Description

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, services, accessories, and third-party digital content and applications. Notable products include iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers; Apple Watch, a line of wearables, as well as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems.  Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Employment History

2017-Present: Apple
2014-'17: Microsoft
2011-'14: ChangeLabs
2007-'10: Microsoft  


Rochester Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, specialization in networking technologies, minor in political science, varsity soccer 

Seattle Pacific University: Master of Business Administration, specialization in social & sustainable enterprise

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My goal is to help equip you with the tools, questions, and perspective to find success, no matter the endeavor. I expect my mentees to work hard, ask the tough questions of themselves and others, and have fun!  By the end of the mentor/mentee relationship, we will have built a foundation towards lifelong achievement based on a better understanding of what YOU want and have actionable next steps for you to take (personally + professionally).

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Seattle based. Can meet around Seattle or near Seattle U if easiest. Can be coffee shops, on campus, or a local restaurant as needed.

Additional Information

I have a proven ability to deliver above and beyond expectations with a consistent track record of success.  At every company I've worked for I've been continually given more responsibility, with award-winning individual and team efforts notably setting national and global standards.  Additionally, I wrote the first draft of a world recognized author/public speaker's 7th book, I've been published as a scholarly author (Data Center Waste Management), and was a Seattle 40 under 40 nominee in 2017 and 2020.

Outside of work; Have a wonderful wife (Sarah) and dog (Lucca).  Vegetable farmer and woodworker in the summer.  Enjoy setting and completing outdoor goals (summited Mt. Rainer & Mt. St. Helens, trekked 133 miles in Nepal).  I'm a longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound where I serve on the Board, including the Executive and Corporate Partnership committees.