Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Starting as a teller/Relationship Banker in an in-store bank.
Being promoted to Assistant Manager within one year.
Promoted to Branch Manager and relocated to the branch inside our Corporate Headquarters in Virginia.
Promoted to Sales and Service Coach, working under a great leader.
Taking my career into the small business side of our organization.
Ranked #1 in the country during the first 6 months of 2014 in my new role as a Small Business Banker.

Education

High School
Red Bank Regional

Career

Small Business Banker

Help small business owners obtain financing and improve cash flow.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Numbers
Helping People

Day to Day

Speaking with both customers and centers of influence to drive a great customer experience and build market share for Capital One. I work with Business customers with needs such as lending, treasury management solutions, merchant services, and deposit accounts. A great day at work is when I am able to help each of my clients achieve their business goals while increasing our wallet share in the process.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

First they need to decide if they like sales. If this is your passion then you should start gaining experience in a sales role in banking or retail. Pursue education/degree in Business or Marketing. While a degree is not required in my field it helps a great deal as banks will look for a degree or 5 years experience in a similiar position. It is tough to get experience in this economy so your degree will be more important.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You're too young to be a manager."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Lack of Education