Luke Skarzynski

Luke Skarzynski

Analyst at Catterton Partners

Greater New York City Area
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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Luke Skarzynski's Overview

  • Director of Marketing at Campus Storage
  • Instructor at Delaney Hockey
  • Volunteer at Chicago Depository Food Bank

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Luke Skarzynski's Summary

BA in Economics, Middlebury College 2013
Minor: Mathematics, Spanish
• Graduated Summa Cum Laude with 3.86 / 4.0 overall GPA and 3.97 / 4.0 in-major GPA
• Selected to Phi Beta Kappa
• Achieved Highest Honors in Economics
• Nominated for the Frederick C. Dirks Award for excellence and high promise in the field of Economics
• Won the D.K. Smith Award for best senior Economics thesis
• Men's Varsity Ice Hockey, 2010 NESCAC Champions

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (9/2011-1/2012)
Grado en Economía
•Matrícula de honor
•UC3M Men's Rugby Team, 34th Annual San Sebastian Marathon Finisher

Luke Skarzynski's Experience

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

July 2013Present (1 year 4 months)

US Demand Forecasting and Analysis Intern


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry

June 2012August 2012 (3 months) Cupertino, CA

• Forecasted weekly and quarterly sales for Enterprise Direct Channel forming basis for supply allocation; reduced billings forecasting error 40% on CPU, 22% on iPod, and 3% on iPad
• Performed ad-hoc analysis to assess impact of seasonality on sales, improve insight on US Indirect Reseller forecasts, develop reliable Enterprise Direct NPI sales estimates, and determine sell thru velocity of potential EOL inventory based on historical product revs
• Managed six Corporate Reseller account ladders and implemented new processes to automate account actualization
• Leveraged Apple’s internal finance systems to automate various daily and quarterly reports resulting in higher efficiency and productivity

International Operations Intern

Grupo Zena

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Restaurants industry

September 2011December 2011 (4 months) Madrid Area, Spain

• Analyzed and presented findings on sales and performance of international operations; simplified standard for assessing markets
• Researched and recommended opportunities to expand Cañas y Tapas influence in the London market culminating in the investment in two new restaurant locations
• Translated company and franchise training programs enabling expansion in strategic market areas

Marketing and Competitive Research Intern

NewsGator Technologies (d/b/a Sitrion)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2011September 2011 (5 months) Greater Denver Area

• Conducted comprehensive competitive and industry analysis and created a rubric to arm sales leaders with flagship products’ biggest wins against competitor offerings; recommended strategies for further product development directly to executive team
• Engaged partners, customers, and clients through social media tools to stimulate brand awareness and customer loyalty

Director of Marketing

Campus Storage

February 2010May 2011 (1 year 4 months)

•Employed guerilla marketing tactics to target new clients and increase revenue
•Designed and organized campus events to improve brand recognition


Delaney Hockey

September 2006May 2011 (4 years 9 months)

Supervised and facilitated skill development in players of varying talent levels
Contracted with various hockey organizations along the North Shore
Researched and developed new methods of training


Chicago Depository Food Bank

July 2009September 2009 (3 months)

Loaded foods and other goods for distribution in greater Chicagoland area
Assisted in on-site delivery and communication between Spanish speaking groups

SIC Student Investment

Luke Skarzynski's Languages

  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)

Luke Skarzynski's Publications

Luke Skarzynski's Skills & Expertise

  1. PowerPoint
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Spanish
  4. German
  5. Outlook
  6. Leadership
  7. Strategy
  8. Competitive Analysis
  9. Business Strategy
  10. Marketing
  11. Sales
  12. Analysis
  13. Social Media
  14. Training

Luke Skarzynski's Courses

  • Economía, Economía, Ciencias Políticas

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    • Progreso económico en España 1850-2000
    • Análisis y evaluación políticas públicas
    • Periodismo y Cambio Social en España
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics

    Middlebury College

    • Investments and Financial Markets (ECON 317)
    • Corporate Finance and Accounting (ECON 316)
    • Regression Analysis (ECON 211)
    • Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 250)
    • Microeconomic Theory (ECON 255)
    • Empirical Finance (ECON 412)
    • JM Arguedas: Beyond indigenismo (SPAN 395)
    • Hispanic Film (SPAN 315)

Luke Skarzynski's Education

Middlebury College

Bachelor of Arts, Economics


Activities and Societies: Student Investment Committee (SIC), Middlebury Men's Varsity Hockey, Newman Club, College for Every Student (CFES)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Economía, Economía, Ciencias Políticas


Activities and Societies: Men's Varsity Rugby, Competed and finished 34th Annual San Sebastian Marathon

Lake Forest Academy

Luke Skarzynski's Additional Information


reading, competitive sport and sport psychology, social entrepreneurship, business strategy and innovation, family, the Blackhawks and all other things Chicago

Groups and Associations:

Student Investment Committee (SIC), Middlebury Men's Varsity Ice Hockey, Newman Club, College for Every Student (CFES)

Honors and Awards:

Middlebury: College Scholar (highest academic distinction), 2011 NESCAC All-Academic Team

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: Matrícula de honor

Lake Forest Academy: Cum Laude Class of 2009; Faculty Award; Department Awards in Spanish, Economics, and Science; Valedictorian; Daily Herald Leadership Team 2009

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