Career Changes

Twenty-eight months ago I had a vague feeling that I needed to be working at something other than finance in a financial services firm.  Twenty-eight months.  That’s all.  It feels like eons ago.

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I took five months off to travel, study, network, see if I could bring any sort of shape to that vague feeling.  It felt virtually impossible to know what else was out there in terms of careers when I had been doing more or less similar work for eleven years.  As my “find myself” nest egg ran out, an old Boston College classmate dropped a Chief Financial Officer opportunity in my lap.  With his introduction smoothing the way, the role was mine to win or lose.  “I’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to be CFO,” I thought to myself as I accepted an offer of employment.

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