Title: Vice President Commercial Lender
Company: Insignia Bank
What was the best business advice you ever received?
To never over-promise what you can do for a client or a potential client. To convey to them what you feel can be done rather than what they want to hear. Informing them up front what you think you can do goes a long way.
If you could choose another profession, what would it be?
I'd like to be a small-business owner. I do not know what it would be, but the day-to-day running of all aspects of a company are attractive to me.
What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?
As a banker, we're all conservative and I have not taken any major risk. However, a few years into banking, I chose to leave our main office to start consumer lending at a branch we were opening from scratch. It ultimately worked out well and it landed me at commercial lending, which is what I wanted to do.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?
A tour of Europe visiting Paris, Rome and all the other major cities.