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John Sebesta

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Your area of research interest: Stakeholder management

Master’s degree?
MBA, Southern Methodist University

Bachelor’s degree?
Finance, New Mexico State University

What are some of your hobbies?
Cooking, biking, hiking, snowboarding, waterskiing

Where did/are you working prior to starting your PhD?
Self-employed as a consultant focusing on management strategy and implementing stakeholder management.

What is your favorite thing around Denver?
The mountains.

Why have you decided to pursue a PhD?
To develop the academic rigor and research skills necessary to drive a more just economic system through data-driven analysis.

Why did you choose to get your PhD from the Daniels College of Business?
The Daniels’ philosophy aligns well with my own, and the program enables the flexibility to focus on what truly matters to me.

What are your career goals or dream job after you complete your PhD?
Upon the completion of the PhD program I plan to continue consulting with businesses of all sizes to implement stakeholder management systems and appropriately align the incentives of all stakeholders. Additionally, I plan to pursue an academic role, which will enable me to teach and continue researching/writing.

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