Ms. Cole joined Chevron in 2013, as a Business Consultant in the Downstream & Chemicals, Lubricants business unit. She managed and grew the finished lubricants portfolio for one of the top five lubricants distributors in Chevron’s North America network. Her responsibilities included P&L management, pricing analysis as well as marketing strategy and execution. In her tenure at Chevron, she has held varying positions of increasing responsibility with her last few assignments squarely centered on process complexity reduction and simplification. In 2018, she relocated to the San Ramon area to assume a role as Global Sales Enablement Manager, supervising a team with global responsibility for sales enablement deployments in Greater China, Latin America, Asia Pacific as well as Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
In the past three years Ms. Cole has held roles focused on technology innovation and lower carbon energy solutions. Most recently Ms. Cole has been tasked with leveraging Chevron’s West Coast assets to develop equity supply for Hydrogen in support of the on-road transportation segment in California. As Senior Commercial Manager for the West Coast, Ms. Cole is responsible for engaging with external parties across industry and government to share Chevron’s lower carbon story and highlight how Chevron is well positioned as a key innovation partner in the world’s net zero ambitions. This includes but is not limited to partnering with equity refinery leadership as well as 3rd party project developers for the benefit of de-risking the value chain at key intervals.
Ms. Cole is recognized for her integrative and bold problem-solving abilities and is often called upon to lend her thought- leadership to address the most complex business issues facing Chevron today.
Before joining Chevron, Ms. Cole worked as a Business Development Manager at NBCUniversal in the Partnerships and Licensing Group. While there, she developed long-term strategic relationships with global brands like American Express, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Nestle and many more. Specifically, she negotiated sourcing and vendor agreements, film and DVD brand integrations as well as robust marketing and licensing activations. In her tenure at NBCUniversal, Ms. Cole delivered $30M+ in untapped revenue opportunities in the areas of merchandise, wine and spirits, and interactive games for both the theme park and motion picture divisions.
In addition to her work at Chevron, Ms. Cole is also Founder and Principal of Cole Management Group (CMG), LLC, a consultancy focused on providing graduate school admissions counsel to prospective MBA candidates. Since the inception of CMG in 2011, Ms. Cole has assisted more than 500 students in gaining acceptance to their desired degree programs. Her approach centers around getting the best out of future MBAs and ensuring that their respective qualities and attributes are recognized by admissions committee members and counselors. Ms. Cole naturally builds relationships by inquiring about and understanding her client’s interests, priorities, perspectives, and goals. These relationships and the trust that she builds ensures prospective MBA candidates feel important and valued. Ms. Cole takes a customer-centric approach with her clients, by focusing on each of them as individuals. Her track record of success makes Ms. Cole a sought-after coach and mentor for candidates seeking acceptance to Top 25 Business School Programs.
In 2021, Ms. Cole received a certification in Data Science from Harvard Business School. She also holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and BBA from the University of North Texas. She is also a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. In 2022, Ms. Cole joined the faculty in the Department of Management at the University of North Texas as an adjunct professor.
In her free time, Ms. Cole enjoys fitness, hiking and playing golf. Her passion lies at the intersection of business and philanthropy.