Patrick Spry

Patrick Spry

Class of 2022

Graduating from Purdue University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Economics, I started off my professional career working for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles within their finance organization. After Chrysler, I took an opportunity at The Wendy’s Company in Columbus, Ohio where I held several finance roles. These roles varied quite a lot, from your standard FP&A to pricing to marketing strategy. From Columbus, I was given the opportunity to work at a SaaS company in Chicago and currently work there as a Manager in the Strategy & Insights department.    
All these experiences helped put into perspective where I wanted my career to go and how I wanted it to look and it was clear to me that an MBA was the way to make that vision come to life. I realized that I enjoyed working on a variety of projects that span more than just FP&A, that I enjoy flexibility and autonomy, and that I want to have the opportunity to learn and work in a variety of industries. I knew that I wanted to pursue my MBA at the University of Michigan but was unsure of which program would be the best fit for me. Given that I wanted to continue working and love the role and industry I’m currently in, I decided to pursue a part-time program. From there, matching my career vision of flexibility and autonomy, I decided to join the Online MBA program. I’m very happy to be part of this great community and attending this great school. Go Blue!


Undergraduate Education

Purdue University

Graduate Education

University of Michigan (Dearborn)

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Student ambassador
Career Interest
Undergraduate Major
Graduate Major
Masters of Finance
Prior Industry
Corporate Finance