Women in Wealth Awards 2016 24 Best Investment Firm COO - New York When I first joined the company, I accepted a position as a ‘wire operator’, which entailed completing data entry for the firm; at the time, I was the only employee in the department. In the years since, I have transitioned from that position through many different leadership roles, now serving as both the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Throughout my tenure at the firm, I have been responsible for developing and implementing the growth of many different departments within the company, and have played a significant role in assisting the firm to expand. I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm, which includes the firm’s human resources, training, accounting, marketing and IT departments. I am accountable for assuring adherence to the many regulatory compliance requirements of the financial investment industry. I am also directly responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures with the firm’s back office operations. My goal is to ensure that each and every one of our clients receives an outstanding operational processing service. Prior to joining M. Griffith, I had more than 12 years of experience as the Advertising Manager of an in-house advertising agency for Tehan’s Catalog Showrooms. I was also the Director of Operations for Tracker Referral Network, Inc, where I developed and implemented corporate operations. In both cases, I was responsible for the day-to-day duties of the department and company. I like to show through these past experiences that with hard work and determination, an entry level position can eventually lead to a lifelong leadership role. I believe that my unique history of advancement demonstrates the endless career possibilities for all women, in any workforce, including the financial industry.