What do you value most about your role at Viking?
I have an opportunity to be a strategic partner for my teammates. I’m able to contribute creative ideas and insights on how to improve business processes while providing a high level of team support. Whether it’s collaborating with our technology department to upgrade document management systems or working through the implications of a global pandemic, I am encouraged to think critically and be an integral part of decision making.
How would you describe the culture of the organization?
The culture at Viking is motivating, engaging, and encouraging. Everyone comes into work wanting to be better than they were the day before. It’s also very much a collaborative environment deeply rooted in teamwork. The leadership team has an open door when it comes to communication and is supportive in providing Vikings with mentorship opportunities.
How has your role evolved since you first joined Viking?
I joined the firm as a receptionist in our Greenwich office. I partnered with members of the facilities team to direct all main line calls, manage the conference room schedule, and assist with organizing company events. The receptionist role gave me a holistic view of company operations and set me up for success in my current position as a member of the trading team. Working as an administrative professional at Viking has allowed me to further develop interdepartmental relationships. I’ve had the opportunity to learn new skills and expand my role by taking on new responsibilities, including training others.
How have you been able to give back to the community?
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community through the Viking Global Foundation. A key focus of my grantmaking work is partnering with organizations that support families and parents in underprivileged communities. It means a lot to me to be able to be an advocate for them through these programs.