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Josh Kettler

Josh Kettler, MBA

MBA 14 - Full-Time Traditional Program

Current position: Strategic Planning Assistant | Global Sales, Patagonia HQ 

Josh Kettler hails from Southern California where he spent four years working in the entertainment industry before making the decision to earn an MBA from Clemson. “I was ready to take the next step toward reaching my goals. The program provided me the skills and academic experience I needed to change industries and shift my career focus,” Kettler said.

In the summer of 2014, Josh landed a consulting position for a New York City-based men’s fashion start-up, which he worked with during his final semester at Clemson. The experience he gained in the industry led him to apply for the position he currently holds: aiding in the development of worldwide retail, wholesale and e-commerce strategies for Patagonia, a well-known designer of outdoor clothing and gear. Josh currently works at the company’s HQ in Ventura, California, where he spends his lunches trail-running and surfing.

After a lengthy hiring process, he was selected from a large pool of highly qualified candidates. “An MBA degree clearly made me more visible and valuable during the application and hiring process, and the thought processes I developed in the program have helped me meet the demands of a very busy and growing global business.”