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Feb 2008Present


Career Collaborations

You know you’re in the right job when you wake up in the morning excited to get to your desk. That’s where I am. I love my job because…

  • I genuinely enjoy learning about people’s career histories and goals. My “get-to-know-you” process often involves spending about two hours with my clients discussing their backgrounds and the qualities that they want to present. This process is fun for me; it allows me to understand my clients well, and clients often comment that it helps them to prepare for interviews.
  • I’m constantly fueled by the challenge of optimally presenting my clients’ unique blends of personality and qualifications. To me, merging the elements of structure, design, and writing is both a craft and a puzzle-solving exercise. Admittedly, I’m obsessive about mastering every project and making sure that each client is pleased with my help.
  • After I work with people, they tend to have a new sense of confidence about their job searches. It’s fantastic to hear their excitement when they see their new résumés, and it’s even more rewarding to learn that my assistance has helped them to be selected for the positions they want.
Oct 2000Jul 2006

Vice President & Business Manager, Global Markets and Investment Banking (Institutional Sales)

Merrill Lynch

At Merrill, I worked with an 80-person fixed income and equity institutional sales floor, doing things that made the office go ‘round. I was lucky to learn about the business from colleagues who were some of the best and brightest in the industry. 

In early 2003, I was promoted from Assistant Business Manager to Business Manager. The role included front-office supervision, dotted-line IT oversight, production reporting, expense management, budgeting/planning, and compliance monitoring. I left to be at home with my kids full time after my second baby was born.


May 1997Aug 1995


Boston University
Aug 1990May 1994


University of Notre Dame


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