Devin Kunysz

Featured Alum: Winter 2020

Devin Kunysz
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Devin Kunysz has spent his career impacting America's food and beverage habits. He grew up in Southern California, where he developed a passion for food. He studied marketing in college at San Diego State University, and began his career in sales.  Devin worked his way up the sales organizations of Pepsico and Heinz, eventually leading sales for regional chains. But while he had become an expert at getting a product on the shelf, he wanted to learn the art of getting a customer to take that product home.  Devin chose Vanderbilt to pursue his MBA and received multiple offers from major Brands, ultimately choosing General Mills. At General Mills, he worked on brand strategy and innovation across multiple businesses, before moving to Starbucks. Now, Devin leads strategy, promotion and assortment for Starbucks' Food across more than 6000 licensed stores. He credits his Vanderbilt MBA for opening the door into Fortune 500 CPG management and looks forward to helping the next generation of Vanderbilt marketers by serving on Vanderbilt University’s Master of Marketing Advisory Board.

In his free time, Devin and his wife Jordan explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with weekend hiking trips and enjoy cooking, wine tasting and traveling. They are both certified Coffee Masters.