My dedication to playing music is similar to my dedication to work. What really sets you apart in music is that constant vigilance to stay on top. If you are not practicing, there are two other guys next to you who are, ready to take your place. Same thing in business.
I went to Vanderbilt University for my undergraduate degree and University of Miami for my MBA in finance and international business. From there, I worked for a large mortgage firm in Orlando in the finance department. My role was to analyze the pricing structure for new business. Often dealing with Fortune 500 banks, provided my first experience working in capital markets.
Working in the capital markets has always been my career aspiration. Before joining Landsberg Bennett, I passed the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) Program Level I exam and am now studying for the Level III exam. The CFA® Program curriculum covers concepts and skills you use at all stages of your career, bridging academic theory, current industry practice, and ethical and professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.
Landsberg Bennett was looking for an analyst with a CFA. In my opinion, I think that says something about our firm. They have a commitment to constantly strive to improve their processes. Picking the right people for the team is really important at Landsberg Bennett. This became apparent during my interview. They wanted everyone to talk to me to make sure I was a good fit. Everyone on the team was impressive. They are all very intelligent, accomplished, and have lots of experience.
I play guitar, bass, keyboard, and trombone, which I played in the Vanderbilt Symphony Orchestra and Big Band all four years in college. I still gravitate toward classical music (particularly Brahms) and jazz (JJ Johnson).
Each of us at Landsberg Bennett has unique strengths. Because we work as a team, we are able to focus on those strengths and each of us are able to do what we do best. The goal is to provide a better experience for the client.