Pete Gossin

Job Title: US Field Marketing Lead - Carrier B2B
Company: Apple
Industry: Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2019
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students
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Job Description

The US Business-to-Business (B2B) Field Marketing Team is responsible for any go-to-market efforts of Apple partners to business customers as it relates to Apple products. As the Carrier B2B Field Marketing Lead, I sit at the intersection of internal Apple sales, operations, enablement, demand generation, and marketing teams and our Carrier partner's sales and marketing teams (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon). 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  

Education

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 (not completed), 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 world recognized author/public speaker's 7th book, been published as a scholarly author (Data Center Waste Management), and was a Seattle 40 under 40 nominee in 2017.

Outside of work; Have a wonderful wife (Sarah), dog (Lucca), and backyard chickens (Goldie, Barbara, Betty, & Irene).  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 and was recently named to their board.