Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Gary earned his BA at Brown University. Early in his career at Pepsi, Kellogg alumni encouraged him to pursue his MBA at Northwestern. Kellogg’s focus on team-based projects gave him a competitive edge in his career that demanded collaboration. Upon earning his MBA, Gary joined McKinsey and Company, later returning to Pepsi, where, as brand manager, he launched Aquafina, the company’s joint venture with Starbucks. His career includes brand strategy at IBM, marketing operations at eBay, marketing leadership at Motorola, and now VP, CMO at Facebook.