Jared is a Senior Product Manager at Grainger with a passion for data, technology, and human-centered design.
As a first generation American whose parents emigrated from South Africa, Jared learned from an early age the beauty of diverse and novel learning experiences. Growing up in a home where the interests, values, and conversations differed from those at school led to curiosity into the different ways people view the world and their place in it.
Jared attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While attending, he played for the Cal men’s lacrosse team for four years, captaining the team for two, and worked as an assistant researcher studying positive psychology, specifically emotional intelligence.
After graduating Jared was recruited Teach For America where he served two years in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned a master’s in education from Lipscomb University. He continued to explore his interest in teaching in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as a Fulbright Fellow of the US State Department before jumping into startup life at Gilson Snow as Co-Founder and COO.
This varied background applying business and technical acumen to ambiguous problems coupled with a desire to build things that matter to people led him to the world of technology. For the last 6 years Jared has worked in technical project and product management, helping organizations understand their customers and build products that solve their problems in ways that are secure, reliable, re-usable and scalable.
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