Meet SimCorp’er Tina R. McIntosh
Tina is a Senior Manager in Customer Services based in the Zurich office. On a daily basis, she is responsible for a team of consultants and client satisfaction across Switzerland. She has been developing her career at SimCorp since 2008.
What is your background?
I have a background in the financial industry. I initially obtained a Bachelor’s degree in business and finance, and then I went on to work for an asset manager in Australia. So you could say the road from asset manager to investment management solutions was a natural step. I have developed my career within SimCorp for the past eight years, and I now work as a Senior Manager in Customer Services from our office in Switzerland. I feel that I have found a complementary path to bridge my industry knowledge and new skill requirements in pursuit of my career goals.
What is a work day like for you?
As part of my daily work, I coordinate consultants’ activities ensuring high satisfaction for our clients and internal stakeholders, negotiate budgets and organize recruitment and development. At SimCorp I have also put my skills to use in a new way – I am learning how to translate developers’ terminology into a language clients can understand. But truth be told, my work days can be very different, and I love this degree of unpredictability. No two days are the same. I also enjoy SimCorp’s collaborative atmosphere very much, and the supportive environment and flat hierarchy. Decisions aren’t made somewhere far away, you feel involved in what is going on.
We have a cooperative culture. People don’t guard their territory, and there is an overall feeling of fairness.
How do you see career advancement at SimCorp? We are an evolving company, a growth company, and for the past eight years, I have been part of this journey. We are in a fast-paced market and our goals are constantly evolving – you feel it too, when your roles and responsibilities are changing. For me personally, the international mobility that SimCorp provides has been a great advantage as I was able to move to Switzerland and take on a more senior role. SimCorp invests a lot in the development of both technical and soft skills for its employees, managers help you grow, making it easy to climb up the career ladder.