Robert Thielmann, 2014 Honoree

Senior vice president and CIO
Janney Montgomery Scott
Skills you'll hire for this year:
We look at skills, motivation and fit when judging the suitability of all candidates for IT positions at Janney. The most important ingredient is personal drive. You can't teach a strong work ethic. A person either has it or doesn't and that should resonate in their career progression.
How many times have you had to reinvent yourself in your career?
In terms of working in the financial services industry, I have a very unique experience from having worked in the three major sides of a broker-dealer. I learned the business on the clearing side with Pershing, then was recruited into the independent side, and am now in a regional wirehouse position.
Coolest current project:
Creating a management dashboard for capital markets-specific data, including institutional client-related metrics, firm inventory management related to trading, and capital usage. We have ideas and plans for creating a novel management tool that isn't available elsewhere.
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