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Madilyn Mae Guzlas

Class Year


Current home

Dallas, Texas


Marketing and Management

Current Position

Account Executive at Gartner, Inc. in Irving, Texas

In her role as account executive at Gartner, Inc., Madilyn Mae Guzlas ’22 is responsible for both client retention and growth through contract expansion and the introduction of new products and services. She received the third place Global Top Achiever award for highest contract value sold in Q3.

Ms. Guzlas continues to stay in contact with professors and joins alumni networking events at Carthage. “I owe it to my fellow Carthaginians and professors to give back to the community as it was helpful for me to hear from alumni when I was a student.”

“The small classroom feel allowed me to really dive deep into questions I had and learn from peers.”

Madilyn Mae Guzlas, ’22

What have you enjoyed most about your career?

“I am able to learn every single day. I am always challenged to think creatively and am forced to be agile in my role. I love talking with technology vendor C-level executives.”

How did Carthage prepare you?

“Carthage gave me the opportunity to network and the ability to enroll in sales and marketing specific classes.”

Why did you choose Carthage?

“I chose Carthage because I wanted to play volleyball, be close to home, and get a well-rounded education.”

What opportunities were made possible because of your Carthage experience?

“Carthage gave me the opportunity to go on J-Term trips, earn a double major, and obtain my current job at Gartner (I was referred by a Carthage graduate).”

What Carthage professors played a part in your success and how?

“My senior thesis course with Professor Gregory Barron was priceless. He was not only able to give incredible insight into the world of business, but he sparked interest and got students excited to write about their topic. My senior thesis was titled ‘How Companies Maintain Employee Retention Rates Through Benefits, Incentives, and Compensation.’ That topic plays directly in the role I am in today.

“Professors J.J. Shields, Mark Mrowiec, Lisa Franklin, and Yuri Maltsev (rest in peace) were also very impactful.”

What role have the values in Carthage's mission, "Seeking Truth, Building Strength, Inspiring Service — Together" played in your life?

“Carthage is such a strong community, and those relationships last throughout life after college. During my short four-year journey, I met so many friends who are willing to help me with anything today. I am grateful for the Carthage community as it has made me a stronger person, both professionally and personally.”

What's your favorite Carthage memory?

“Some of my favorite memories were from being in class with my peers and just learning and getting excited to speak with the professors I mentioned above. Being able to have the small classroom feel was great for me to really dive deep into questions I had and learn from peers together.”

Tips for current Carthage students?

“It’s okay to try new things. If you are not happy in your current role, don’t be afraid to try something new.”

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