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Gennaro Tecchia

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Bio

Former UNCW Men’s Soccer student-athlete and highly motivated, multi-lingual, and multi-faceted, international young professional with experience studying and working in the United States, Australia, Italy, and Germany for over 10 years. I grew up in two hometown environments plagued by poverty and high crime rates: Naples, in the poverty-stricken south of Italy, and Bremen, in northern Germany. Looking back, I feel proud of my accomplishments in making it out of there and how far I have come. The combination of a healthy family foundation, core values, hard work, discipline, dedication, determination, and exposure to teamwork while playing professional youth soccer at the highest level kept me off the streets. I exceeded everyone in my immediate and extended family in attending university and ultimately earned an international double bachelor's degree. My next accomplishment will be a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in the summer of 2023. The long-term, post-MBA goal I have set for myself to accomplish is a senior management executive position focusing on strategic decision-making, high-tech marketing practices, and business development. I can also imagine transitioning to management consulting at a well-known firm such as BCG or McKinsey to spark change and help organizations succeed. My favorite motivational speaker, Eric Thomas, once said, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” I bring this mindset and work ethic with me in whatever I do.

Education

University of California-Davis

Master's degree program
2021 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration and Management, General

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Bachelor's degree program
2011 - 2013
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration and Management, General

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Management Consulting

    • Dream career goals:

      Senior management executive position

    • Founder

      GT Media Consulting
      2018 – 20213 years
    • Director Social Media, International Sales

      ORBITA Watchwinders
      2014 – 20206 years
    • Head of Marketing

      PoweredByPros Inc.
      2019 – 20201 year
    • Volunteer Digital Marketing Manager & Event Coordinator

      Willie Stargell Foundation
      2018 – Present6 years
    • Marketing Manager

      CONTACT Software GmbH
      2016 – 20182 years
    • In-Store Merchandiser and Sales Assistant

      JACK & JONES – BESTSELLER
      2008 – 20091 year
    • International Marketing Intern

      CONTINENTAL Tires AG
      2011 – 2011
    • Translation Project Manager and Business Development

      ORBITA Corporation
      2013 – 2013
    • Project Management Intern

      BOSCH Rexroth
      2014 – 2014

    Sports

    Soccer

    Club
    1994 – 201117 years

    Soccer

    Varsity
    2002 – 20064 years

    Awards

    • Exceptional Sporting Achievement Award received as a member and deputy Captain of the German-Soccer-Association-Elite-Soccer-School in 2005 and qualified for the Under-18 World championships in 2006 ("Youth Trains for Olympia").

    Soccer

    Varsity
    2011 – 20132 years

    Awards

    • First Student athlete in UNCW-TABSA history (TransAtlantic-Business-School-Alliance), (2011-2013: 25 games, 7 goals, 5 assists).

    Research

    • Business Administration and Management, General

      University of North Carolina Wilmington — International dual-Bachelor degree student
      2013 – 2013
    • Digital Transformation

      BOSCH Rexroth — Project Management Intern
      2014 – 2014

    Arts

    • Turcaleman - Turkish German cultural theater education

      Acting
      Cüneyt Tekin (playwriter and psychotherapist)
      2005 – 2006

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      UC Davis OMBA Student Association — President
      2022 – Present
    • Volunteering

      The Cup — Talk, play games, and serve food for the homeless.
      2007 – 2009
    • Volunteering

      TOP Soccer — Playing soccer with special needs children
      2011 – 2013
    • Volunteering

      Willie Stargell Foundation — Digital Marketing Manager & Event Coordinator
      2018 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    Act Locally Scholarship
    The Willie Stargell Foundation supports programs focusing on kidney disease research, improving patient care, and easing the financial burden of medical costs for patients facing kidney disease, in honor of Baseball Hall of Fame Member Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since 2018 I have volunteered with the Willie Stargell Foundation in my local community of New Hanover County, Wilmington, North Carolina. I am (1) a member of the Marketing and Events Committee, (2) responsible for coordinating the execution of strategic social media, (3) and lead our social event management for the annual “Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational.” My volunteer work allows the Willie Stargell foundation to (a) create digital awareness and achieve a wider reach regarding the topic of kidney disease and our non-profit organizations mission, (b) help promote and (c) provide coverage for our annual celebrity event to raise funds to improve patient care and ease the financial burden of medical costs for patients facing kidney disease.