Question: On a scale of 1-10 how hard was it to leave Wall Street?
Answer: 8.It was 2007 when I left and everyone thought I was leaving money on the table.
Q: Why did you leave?
A: I didn't care about the business or money as much as everyone else did; I didn't want it. I believe you have to be passionate about what you do. For me, money doesn't buy happiness, but it took me three years to realize that. I needed to put my efforts behind something that I cared about.
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Q: How's it been since you left the business?
A: I've been able to blend my life's passion and what I do every day. Things don't move as fast. I've learned, over time, how to be more patient as the gratification of your work isn't as instantaneous.
Q: What do you miss about Wall Street?
A: The constant, but exhausting, action. It wasn't for me, but I like to constantly be learning and Wall Street taught me how to think like an opportunist. I apply that thought process to my work current work.
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Q: Is Wall Street dead?
A: The culture might continue to shift and move with the times — i.e. more transparency — but no, it's not dead.
Q: Would you ever go back?
A: Never say never. Purpose is the new buzz word. Funds are popping up focusing exclusively on making change. Corporations are realizing that doing good might actually increase profits. So, yes … Never say never.