About Pierre DeBois (Blog Administrator)
Pierre DeBois is the founder of Zimanablog – a blog which covers various marketing, finance, and operations topics to help businesses improve its strategic marketing and finance decisions.
Pierre began his professional career after studying mechanical engineering at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Following his graduation, he worked as a design engineer at Ford Motor Company. His eight year career included design engineering for the Ranger program, leading export certification for the Explorer, and various product development projects at Truck Operations. His results varied from implementing chassis components and design features to leading corrective action on a corporate – wide export certification program which prevented a $16 million loss in revenue.
He has helped many small businesses as an AmeriCORP volunteer at Accion USA, the largest micro lending institution in the United States. He helped to grow the Atlanta office during its initial years of operation, increasing the number of approved small business loans by 28% over the previous year.
Pierre also worked as a contract pricing analyst and business development analyst at Lesco, a minority woman-owned military logistics and IT contractor based in Huntsville, Alabama. During a business development assignment, Pierre trained in the first Google Online Marketing Bootcamp. The result was an improved website content and increased returning website traffic, with an increase in average visitor time at site by 14%.
Pierre earned a Masters in Business Administration at Georgia Tech with a focus on finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. During his education, Pierre worked with several of his classmates in the first Georgia Tech overseas practicum, a consulting class project for companies with operations in Singapore.
Pierre has lived in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Huntsville (AL), and Brooklyn, NY, where Zimana was first started. He hails from Gary, Indiana, where he is currently based to serve clients in the Chicago area and everywhere online.