|I applied to Morningstar right out of college knowing that I wanted to be an investment analyst. It was still the early days of the Internet revolution, but even back then, Morningstar was on the cutting edge. Our flagship Web site, Morningstar.com®, launched at a time when the concept of “high-speed” Internet didn’t quite mean the broadband access it means today.|
While working in my first role as a data analyst, I was immediately struck by two things about Morningstar: our people and our commitment to independence. My colleagues are not only individuals I respect professionally, but friends I’ve experienced a large chunk of my life with. And it didn’t take long to realise that independence is a natural part of Morningstar’s DNA.
|I’ve since tried my hand at several other things at Morningstar—I was part of the group that launched Morningstar Investment Services, I ran our fund analyst group, and I worked with a team formed to grow our international operations. Many of the opportunities I’ve had didn’t exist when I first started with the firm—or even before I found myself in them—reflecting the fact that we are constantly evolving and creating opportunities for our employees.|
My favourite thing about Morningstar is our collegial atmosphere. We challenge each other daily to come up with new ideas that serve investors, and so our business evolves at a fast pace.
|I always feel the need to acquire new skills and knowledge to keep pace with how fast we embrace change. We are still a growing company with exciting new opportunities every day.|