Graduate to Fortune 500 exec in eight years
Thursday, December 11, 2008
In eight years, Corey Tollefson has gone from the classrooms of the old Business Building to the executive ranks of a $100 billion corporation.
Tollefson, a 2000 graduate of St. Cloud State University, is a vice president at Oracle, a software company renowned for developing enterprise solutions backed by powerful database engines.
The Bloomington, Minn. native gave a series of presentations to business students, staff and faculty Dec. 8 in Atwood Memorial Center. View video from a presentation.
Tollefson manages the retail business unit for Oracle. Fortune magazine this year listed Oracle as the 137th largest U.S. public corporation, as measured by gross revenues.
Tollefson's team is currently helping SuperValu (62nd on the Fortune 500 list) centralize ordering, inventory, distribution and other systems. Through acquisitions, the Eden Prairie, Minn. corporation owns 30 grocery store chains, including CUB, Albertson's, Hornbacher's and Farm Fresh.
Tollefson, 31, holds a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in business computer information systems.
His visit to campus was sponsored by the G.R. Herberger College of Business and organized by James C. Johnson, professor of marketing and business law. Johnson was Tollefson's undergraduate advisor.