Ross' Open Road
New York, NY
Public Television: Season Four
advertising, career decisions, college, marketing, odd jobs, retail
Growing up, Ross Klein was always working. Starting at his uncle's gas station in Melbourne, FL and, Burger King, Ross worked his way through college at Sears. Realizing that he liked working in the retail sector, he majored in advertising and marketing. Reflecting on his jobs since college, Ross feels that his career goals didn't really manifest themselves into anything until his second or third post-college job. How did he end up as President of W Hotels? Ross believes that at the heart, all of his jobs have fallen into the broad category of retail. To him, "its still a store."