BBHers on the Move
It's no secret that our people are the key to BBH's success. We recognize that the skills and traits that make a BBHer are not just applicable to an individual's current position but could be applied across a variety of roles throughout our organization. BBH's internal mobility program often relies on this employee "versatility" to fill open roles.
Tamara McLeod, a member of the Private Banking Services team in our Jersey City office shares her career journey with us:
What was the career path that led you to where you are today?
After college graduation, I spent six months in Charlotte, North Carolina before heading back to my roots in New York. My first jobs in New York were ESPN and the New York Mets organization — nothing even close to the world of finance! Between jobs, I was contacted by a BBH recruiter to interview for a dual role in Administration and Event Planning in Enterprise Services. In 2016, I accepted the offer and found myself in a role in which I was assisting with events. Although I was initially intimidated by that assignment, I quickly found myself feeling very comfortable there. Everyone at BBH was extremely welcoming and I felt at home very quickly. After two and a half years in that role, I had learned a lot about the organization and thought the time was right to expand my career.
To grow and advance my career, I knew I had to shake things up and take on new challenges."
Why did you decide to take on a new challenge/opportunity?
Change brings a lot of opportunity for development. To grow and advance my career, I knew I had to shake things up and take on new challenges. Because my role in Enterprise Services allowed me to work so frequently with colleagues across departments, I had a bit of a head start in knowing where I might want to head next, and in September 2018, I made a lateral move to Private Banking.
What's the most helpful advice you've received regarding your career?
Don't underestimate my value — I am very capable in many situations.
What advice would you give to others considering a new role?
If you're contemplating a change, do it. Take a chance on yourself! You risk very little and have everything to gain. My other advice is to network and let people, including your manager, know that you're looking for a change. At BBH, internal mobility is encouraged — so don’t be surprised at the number of people who are willing to offer a helping hand in growing your career.