TRistan Cossey

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While I’ve spent my career in big corporations, small business has always been in my blood. I grew up in a small business family and started out by washing dishes at my parents’ Italian restaurant. My Mom, Dad and Brother(s) have all operated their own business and I understand the commitment that it requires. 


I studied Business at SMU, knowing that I eventually wanted to run my own company. I decided to Major in Finance since this would allow me to understand the “nuts and bolts” of a P&L and how to most efficiently run a business. After 10+ years in Corporate Finance, I’ve held roles embedded in Operations, Marketing, Strategy and Sales. 


In 2012 I earned my MBA from UT – Austin, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Operations. I’ll leverage my formal education and a breadth of experience across functions and industries to drive the continued growth and profitability of my future business. 


Experience

Sabre Holdings / Travelocity - Strategy & Corporate Finance

PepsiCo / Frito Lay - Sales, Marketing, Operations & Go-To-Market Finance

Amazon / Whole Foods - Strategy & Merchandise Finance


Education

BBA - Finance Major, Southern Methodist University


MBA - Entrepreneurship & Operations, University of Texas - Austin