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Jay Pettigrew

Jay Pettigrew

Account Executive Emerging Small Businesses

Personal Information

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School: University of California, San Diego

Major: Management Science

Years at College Works: 2009

Career Information

Company You Work For Now:

Title: Account Executive Emerging Small Businesses

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Help business leaders grow and simplify their business. Consult businesses on what front office applications could benefit their organization.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Graduating UCSD in 3 years and being fastest promoted from two positions at Salesforce, and youngest in each role.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

A crash course in sales.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

Salesforce liked that I had done my own prospecting & selling, especially that it was a value sell vs. competitive pricing

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

How to get past the awkward conversation phase with a client.


What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

If you're going to do it, be sure about it and be 100% committed. Anything in between will be a waste of everyone's time, but if you finish it successfully, it can go a long ways for development

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

First weekend when I closed 5 jobs on the spot, with wide variety of customers. Second would just be the great team of painters I had and the fun we had while working with cool clients.