Since joining MacKay a little over a year ago, what have you enjoyed most about your role so far?

I really enjoy the range of teams we work with on a daily basis. The seamless interactions between different areas of the business allows my team to be successful and broadens my knowledge of the inner workings of MacKay and the industry as a whole. It's a dynamic and enriching experience. I also enjoy the problem-solving aspect of my role.  We are constantly challenged to think outside the box and be as resourceful as possible.

Since joining MacKay a little over a year ago, what have you enjoyed most about your role so far?

I really enjoy the range of teams we work with on a daily basis. The seamless interactions between different areas of the business allows my team to be successful and broadens my knowledge of the inner workings of MacKay and the industry as a whole. It's a dynamic and enriching experience. I also enjoy the problem-solving aspect of my role.  We are constantly challenged to think outside the box and be as resourceful as possible.

 

Can you tell us about your background/experience? 

Starting as a Sales Assistant in 2006, I quickly learned that in finance you must be able to pivot in your career.  From there I transitioned to the Middle Office team for a new firm, where I sharpened my skills in financial operations. Subsequently, I moved into Product Management and Marketing for their Fixed Income Research team, developing strong product expertise and communication skills. Most recently, I ventured into the startup realm as a Growth Marketing Lead for a fintech company, gaining exposure to the fast-paced startup environment. Through diverse roles, I've gained a comprehensive understanding of both client-facing and product development functions, which is useful in many aspects of my current role.          

 

Thank you being one of MacKay’s Giving Campaign captains this year! Why do you think it is so important that everyone gets involved? What are you most looking forward to?

I think it’s great to give back to the community. The Giving Campaign extends the impact of your giving through the NYL company match, while promoting employee engagement across all areas of MacKay and NYL as a whole. Last year, MacKay Shields reached a participation rate of 92% and won 3rd place in the boutique challenge.

 

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

I love to travel!  I enjoy researching new places, making fun itineraries, and discovering great restaurants.  When I'm not travelling, I enjoy running, golfing, and painting. 

 

What is something that you hope to accomplish or do this year outside of work?

I recently took the plunge and moved from the city out to the suburbs of NJ. That said, this year I plan to vote for more NJ Transit funding so they can finally fix the switch issues between Secaucus and Penn 😃

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