David Rottblatt, 2011, United States

GE, Government Marketing Specialist - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Responsible for increasing public sector sales throughout Latin America

Fletcher Thesis: How U.S. Multi-National Corporations Successfully Navigate Brazil's Institutional Barriers and Retain Competitive Advantage

The value of the Fletcher degree: “My experience at Fletcher cemented my focus and understanding of the international business environment, and, more importantly, allowed me the flexibility to tailor that understanding to my specific career goals. I think my time at Fletcher afforded me the credentials to make valuable, educated contributions in a complex business environment which increasingly requires individuals to be well-versed in contemporary themes and challenges.”

A fulfilling job: “My responsibilities in my current role are exactly what I had hoped for after graduating from Fletcher. I am contributing towards the augmentation of GE’s presence throughout Latin America in the public sector, while simultaneously ensuring there is a mutually-beneficial relationship between the customers we serve and the company I represent. Our infrastructure solutions and advanced technology products make real-time contributions to our clients, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Favorite magazine:

Flying

Favorite city:

Bogotá, Colombia

Most pressing world issue:

Maintaining peace through economic interdependence

Fields of Study

  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy
  • International Political Economy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Latin America Group
  • International Business Club

Summer Internship

  • PepsiCo. South America Foods, Sao Paulo Brazil

Education before Fletcher

  • MA, Political Science, University of Connecticut
  • BA, International Affairs, George Washington University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Supply Chain Management/ Eurasia Operations Procurement Analyst, Pratt & Whitney; East Hartford, CT

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English