Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Kelsey Prestesater who discusses how she forces herself to pursue new opportunities even when that means facing the uncomfortable.
Kelsey Prestesater is a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young where she provides strategic guidance to organizations seeking to modernize their finance operations, with a focus on automation and costing. Kelsey has an MBA with concentrations in Business Analytics and Consulting from the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with honors, and an undergraduate degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University majoring in Finance, Operations Management and International Business. While at Notre Dame, Kelsey was selected to participate in the Meyer Business on the Front Lines Program, where she partnered with non-profit organizations in Colombia supporting farmers transitioning out of illicit economies by finding new and innovative ways to earn sustainable incomes. Prior to attending Notre Dame, Kelsey worked as a Product Manager at Grainger, managing their $75M public and traffic safety portfolio of products. She was responsible for creating the company’s 5-year product strategy, managing profitability, and negotiating with suppliers. Kelsey was a member of the emergency response team, coordinating product procurement and delivery for natural disasters and providing front-line support; receiving recognition for her outstanding contributions during Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. While at Grainger, Kelsey also worked in inventory planning where she was responsible for forecasting volume, ensuring product availability, and adjusting product mix for changing customer and market needs. During college, Kelsey worked at McKesson as a Strategy and Operations Intern, volunteered as a Team Lead at 180 Degrees Consulting, the world’s largest consultancy for nonprofits and socially focused organizations, and was an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.
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