Giovanni Roberto, B.B.A.’13
Status Quo Challenger
Internet of Things and Yummly, Strategy and Business Development, Whirlpool Corporation
Giovanni Roberto was designed to lead. Not only did he co-found the WMU leadership conference aptly named DESIGNED2LEAD but Roberto has remained a steady leader at Whirlpool Corporation since graduating from WMU in 2013.
Roberto has global responsibility in leading Whirlpool’s partnership and business development activities across all brands and categories. As part of the Internet of Things team, he plays a pivotal role in transforming a 100+ year old company from a manufacturing giant into a digital powerhouse. Prior to his current position, Roberto held two roles in sales at the company, where he was recognized through the Winners Circle program as the top sales representative in field sales. Throughout this time, Roberto continually challenged the status quo by bringing innovative solutions to his markets and building a track record of success.