April 20, 2021
"Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you. Can you tell us a bit about how you grew up?
I grew up as the son of Korean immigrants, Dad was an engineer and Mom was a pianist. From a young age, it was clear that I had not inherited the musical gene but did find myself participating in a variety of math and science competitions. I ended up matriculating to Carnegie Mellon University where I studied economics and post-graduation pursued a career where I could utilize my technical and statistical skillset.
Is there a particular story that inspired you to pursue your particular career path? We’d love to hear it.
Like many individuals, my career path has been a combination of planned goals and less planned circumstances. My career path in marketing and advertising was very much the latter as the catalyst was the desire to move from frigid East Coast temperatures to the temperate weather of Los Angeles and the West Coast. Post relocating, I found an opportunity within the analytics department for an Omnicom agency and quickly realized that it was an industry where I could merge my technical skillsets and love for entrepreneurship."
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