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Oracle VP speaks Dec. 8 in Atwood

Monday, December 1, 2008

ST. CLOUD, Minn. � Corey Tollefson, who earned a bachelor�s degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University in 2000, will share his experiences since graduation at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and again at noon on Monday, Dec. 8, in the Atwood Memorial Center Glacier Room.  The event is open to all.

Tollefson lost his first job with Anderson Consulting in 2001 as a result of the high-tech market meltdown; worked for Super Valu for a short period of time, then took a sales position with software company Retek, Minneapolis, Minn., which was later acquired by Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company.

This summer Tollefson was named vice president for Oracle Retail with responsibility for the western half of the United States and Canada.  The appointment made him the youngest vice-president in the company�s history.  He�ll share his inspirational story, including the transition from being fired to his current position, in which he has Ivy League MBAs reporting to him, as well as the story of his multi-million dollar software sale to Best Buy and the bonus he received.

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