Martin Pidel

Martin Pidel

Co-Founder and CC360 Consultant

I am a senior executive with over 25 years at market leading companies in Germany, England and the US. At Hasbro, Black & Decker and Leapfrog, I have led large divisions and small teams and launched 1000s of products and dozens of brands. I consider myself lucky: I have enjoyed my work, and the many great experiences I’ve had throughout my career led me to my real passion, helping guide others in their careers.

We launched Career + College 360 because we saw an opportunity to significantly improve current career and college advisory services. By introducing a real understanding of careers earlier in the process, we help students before they have committed to a certain direction. It’s amazing to know that our work has the potential to impact 1000s of young people, helping them make better-informed decisions to ultimately find more fulfilling careers and lead happier lives.

Little known fact: Martin’s head was used as a template for an actual GI Joe action figure, code named “Hard Drive.” In 2005, he was introduced in a two-pack with The Evil Baroness. We keep evidence at the office, come by and see for yourself.
“I can’t recommend Martin highly enough. His understanding of career development, insight into people’s strengths and true passion have made him one of the best managers I have had in my 22 years at Hasbro. As a mom of 4, I can’t think of a better person to be mentoring young adults to make great career and life decisions."" Donna Reardon, Director of Global Brand & Product Development, Hasbro
 "I was very fortunate to have had Martin as an advisor early in my career, and I credit my development to his coaching. He is a motivator who provides no-nonsense feedback, fostering an individual’s strengths while mentoring areas in which they could improve. He is one of the rare executives who truly puts people first. I highly recommend him to any parent who wants a top-notch mentor in making this crucial life decision." Derryl Depriest, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy, Hasbro
“Martin is a leader who believes in listening to his team, providing the autonomy and support to get things done; understanding the different market characteristics and needs. If he offered the program Career and College 360 in Mexico, I would send my own son and daughter.” Jaime Hernandez General Manager at LeapFrog Mexico