Originally from Atlanta, Quinn Shelton graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2018 and currently works as a Leadership Development Associate at Activision Blizzard, an international entertainment company known for video games including Call of Duty, World of
Warcraft and Candy Crush.
Quinn graduated from The Lawrenceville School and received his B.A. in History with a concentration in Economics from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, Quinn launched the National Society of Black Engineers' Finance and Banking committee to increase minority representation in quantitative finance roles. Additionally, Quinn served on the school's student council and represented JPMorgan as the bank's Campus Ambassador.
Prior to attending business school, Quinn spent over a decade interning and working in finance. Quinn was a recipient of JPMorgan’s Launching Leaders Scholarship and received a full-time job offer from the bank following his sophomore year of college, a year ahead of industry norms. After working on JPMorgan's commodities trading floor throughout his senior year of college, Quinn received full-time placement in JPMorgan's London office, the only analyst in his 100+ person class to immediately receive overseas placement.
As an analyst in London, Quinn took over sole client coverage responsibilities for accounts historically covered by executive and managing directors and helped the team triple its revenues in two years. Additionally, during his time in London, Quinn received his first board experience while serving on the Parochial Church Council of St. Mary’s church in Marylebone.
During his time at Harvard Business School, Quinn focused on launching a career in entertainment and media. Quinn spent his MBA internship at the Walt Disney Company as a Digital Strategy Associate. While there, Quinn focused on Disney's direct-to-consumer (DTC) initiatives. In his second year, Quinn broadened his industry experience by partnering with a major Hollywood studio to assess television and film opportunities in China. Quinn spent his FIELD trip in Manila helping a multinational corporation increase its market share in a commoditized pharmaceutical market. Quinn also served on the boards of the Christian Fellowship and the African American Student Union during his time at HBS.
Quinn is passionate about increasing minority representation in higher education and historically underrepresented industries and has served as a mentor to younger students and professionals for much of his life. Quinn is also an avid traveler and foodie, and enjoys scuba diving, lifting weights, reading and watching movies.