JOB: Brand Manager
HOME: Cincinnati, Ohio
Surya, 24, was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey. His entrepreneurial spirit was evident early on when he started a successful LA e-commerce strategy company at age 15. Subsequently, he attended college and worked full-time as a director of marketing at a publishing/web company, overseeing a significant marketing budget.
While at Rutgers University, Surya was class president and commencement speaker, graduating with honors and earning a bachelor of science in finance and psychology.
As a brand manager for a top ranking Fortune 500 company, Surya currently crafts corporate strategy to help the company evolve its media plans to keep up with changing consumer habits.
In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, playing basketball, reading and traveling.
Surya believes that he should be the next Apprentice because he "can operate with the passion and energy of an entrepreneur and bring along the discipline and savvy of a corporate executive."