Former Student Interview: Jon Rettinger

I am very happy to share with you an interview conducted with a wonderful former student of mine, Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo. I met Jon when he was an MBA student in my Marketing on the Internet class at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Impressed by the content at his YouTube channel as well as his entrepreneurial drive, I stayed in touch and have watched his business blossom and continue to grow over the years. Jon has always graciously accepted my invitation to be a guest speaker in my class, never failing to impress the students.

Learn more about Jon’s company, TechnoBuffalo, at or connect with Jon on Twitter at

BACKGROUND: One of the benefits of having taught for a number of years is that I have ended up with many former students. All of them go on to do great/interesting things and I have been fortunate enough to have remained in touch with some of them. In this “former student interview” series, I feature their accomplishments and struggles so that others may be inspired or possibly even learn from their trials and tribulations. Ultimately, my favorite part of teaching has always been to watch others succeed as a result of my contribution, however small.