JAKO GAROS CALLS ON HIS DIVERSE MARKETING AND RESEARCH BACKGROUND TO PROVIDE WELL-ROUNDED ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INTERPRETATION FOR THE FIRM’S COMPLEX CASES.
His experience in international business also enhances the interpretation of the
firm’s global cases: he speaks five languages and has managed cross-continental
and cross-functional teams on global forecasting for two large high-tech firms.
He worked closely with both corporations’ legal departments on overseas
contracts and agreements.
Some of the specific skills that Mr. Garos brings to Hilliard & Shadowen are:
- Primary and secondary research
- Market analysis and modeling
- Marketing strategy and forecasting
- Designing and developing marketing collateral
- Creating and delivering complex presentations to
Before accepting his position at Hilliard & Shadowen,
Mr. Garos served as a Director of Product and Solutions Marketing, assisting in
planning overall marketing strategy and setting up a Market Research and Competitive
Intelligence program. He was also a Global Marketing Manager and Customer
Intelligence Manager, developing and exploring hypotheses on market forecasting
and strategies, and managing a specific five-year forecast analysis team.
Mr. Garos has designed, written and taught technical
training courses, which included researching and analyzing new products, managing
a Development Lab, and training other course designers and instructors on the
Mr. Garos earned a Master’s in Business Administration from
the University of Texas at Dallas, with concentrations in Marketing and
International Business, as well as a Master’s in Education from Texas Tech
In giving back to the community, Mr. Garos’ proudest
volunteer achievement was organizing and leading a Model United Nations
conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for high school students,
who debated and passed mock resolutions in the true spirit of global
In his spare time, Mr. Garos still enjoys hitting the
occasional tennis ball. In his youth he represented his native country of the
Netherlands in international competitions and played college tennis in the