“Having the opportunity to teach junior associates is one of the main reasons I love what I do. I take a lot of pride in seeing my team members develop professionally and achieve their goals along the way.”
What do you do at MG2?
I serve as MG2’s Target account lead. I’m responsible for managing a team of 45 associates across four domestic offices. In the spring of 2018, I moved to Minnesota with my wife, Brittany, to open MG2’s new Minneapolis office, which is a few miles away from Target’s corporate headquarters. Brittany is able to work remotely on the Petco account for MG2.
What is the best thing about working at MG2?
Our culture. We work with each other, and more importantly, we work for each other. The success of the firm is not measured solely by financials. Factors such as employee engagement and retention levels are also heavily weighted. This shows reinvestment in the company and its people.
What is the best advice you can give to somebody starting a new job at MG2?
Take advantage of the opportunity to refine your craft by accepting the fact that even if you are right most of the time, sometimes you’ll be wrong. It’s okay to be wrong. Lessons are learned both from success and failure. The expertise possessed by MG2’s many longtime employees, most of whom are account and project managers, provides a large safety net for junior staff to learn. Never be afraid to ask questions.
If you were not working at MG2 and could do anything in the world, what would you be doing?
I would likely be a teacher. Having the opportunity to teach junior associates is one of the main reasons I love what I do. I take a lot of pride in seeing my team members develop professionally and achieve their goals along the way.
What is the secret to happiness?
The secret is surrounding yourself with quality people who fill in the pieces of the great big puzzle that is your life. Always be on the lookout for those quality people both in your personal and professional life.
In your professional development, how has MG2 supported you?
I have been given the opportunity to be me. Such freedom has allowed me to take chances, experiment with ideas and develop my own style of running a team (and now an office). I also couldn’t have achieved what I have without the mentorship I received from MG2 people who have been there and done it before me.