My road in life has been direct.
Going to College and getting hired into a Management training program at Staples inc. out of college.
Deciding to transition my career from retail to banking after friend started working in banking.
Deciding to get my MBA at Kean Univeristy to prepare me for future professional opportunities.
Going back to school to enhance my education to include project management, a key skill in high demand.


Branch Manager

I manage the operations and sales production of the bank, while coaching & developing my associates.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My day starts with completing a stand-up - 10 minute quick meeting - to energize my associates around a particular focus for the day, as well as set the stage for customer service interactions. We also do recognition to highlight achievements from associates and the branch. Throughout the day I balance my time engaging and interacting with customers, coaching and supporting my bankers and tellers with their client interactions and managing the operational requirements of the branch.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Completing high school is a mandatory requirement to be able to work in banking. There are a lot of managers who never went to college but started as a teller and worked their way up to eventually become a branch manager after years of hard work and dedication. Your results and character will dictate how far you can climb up the professional ladder, not a college education. College can help to speed up the progression up the professional ladder and give your more skills to succeed faster.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Growing up I was always made fun of by my peers, and sometimes my friends, for being a "nerd" or a "geek". This is because I valued learning and getting good grades or because I didn't want to hang out on the corner getting in trouble with the rest of the kids."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student