Who Is Donesh Olyaie? Jeopardy Contestant Biography & Stats

Find out everything you need to know about Donesh Olyaie, a Jeopardy Contestant appearing on Season 40 of the show airing on December 11, 2023!

Donesh Olyaie Jeopardy Contestant Profile – Biography & Profession

Donesh Olyaie is a Marketing Director from Los Angeles, California.

NameDonesh Olyaie
Location & ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
Profession & JobsMarketing Director, Director of Strategy at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., EVP, Group Strategy Director at Deutsch LA, Group Strategy Director at David&Goliath, Strategy Director, Strategic Campaigns at SEIU Local 1000, Field Strategy at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Artist Services Coordinator at International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Gender & SexMale
Age & Date of Birth
Nationality & EthnicityAmerican
Education & SchoolUniversity of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business (MBA – Expected 2025), Yale University (M.F.A. in Criticism), University of Southern California (B.A. in Political Science and Government), General Assembly (Certificate in Digital Marketing)
Relationships & Family
Biography & More DetailsDonesh Olyaie has a diverse professional background, having worked in various roles including marketing, strategy, and campaign management. He has experience in brand marketing across multiple categories such as consumer electronics, retail, CPG, pharma, QSR/restaurants, hospitality/attractions, and cars. His career journey includes roles like critic, concert producer, bartender, ice cream maker, and political research institute worker. He is also involved in volunteer work and has notable skills in strategic planning, creative briefs, and marketing strategy.

Donesh Olyaie is a seasoned marketing professional based in Los Angeles, California. He currently serves as the Marketing Director and Director of Strategy at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. His career spans various roles, including executive positions at Deutsch LA and David&Goliath. Olyaie’s educational background is impressive, with an ongoing MBA at the University of Michigan, an M.F.A. from Yale University, and a B.A. from the University of Southern California, supplemented by a digital marketing certificate from General Assembly. His American nationality and diverse professional experiences, ranging from political campaigns to brand marketing, highlight his versatile skill set. Olyaie’s journey also includes unique roles like concert production and bartending, showcasing a rich and varied career path.

Donesh Olyaie Jeopardy Results & Statistics

Looking to find out how Donesh Olyaie did on Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out their final scores after each round as well as their competitor results!

12/28/2023Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Monday, 11 December 2023Amal Dorai
Los Angeles, California
Venture Capital Investor

Final Score: $22,400
Round 2 Score: $11,200
Round 1 Score: $8,600
Donesh Olyaie
Los Angeles, California
Marketing Director

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $12,600
Round 1 Score: $4,600
Emma Saltzberg
Brooklyn, New York
Campaigns Director

Winning Score: $25,201
Round 2 Score: $15,000
Round 1 Score: $2,200

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