What makes these Vanguard leaders proud to be crew

We sat down with seven leaders from across the organization to learn more about what sparks the strong sense of pride they feel in working for Vanguard. In this blog, you’ll hear directly from these individuals as they discuss how our client-first mentality and inclusive culture have shaped their professional experiences.

Vanguard manager, Christina1. Christina Selby, Principal in Finance:

One thing I love about Vanguard is that everyone’s voices are being heard and taken into account as we make decisions and set strategy for the business. We want everyone to feel comfortable engaging, debating, and being an active member of our team.  The best thoughts come from a diverse team!

Vanguard Principal, Steve H.2. Steve Holman, Principal in Institutional Sales:

I truly believe that everyone at Vanguard is motivated to do what is best for our shareholders at all times, and we’ve had an incredibly beneficial impact to our investors and the marketplace overall. We’ve proved you can do the right thing and be very successful.

Joe Davis, Vanguard3. Joe Davis, Global Chief Economist and Principal:

I am proud of our mission – that we strive and exist to help investors with their long-term goals. Our culture and firm are aligned singularly to that mission. Not many firms around the world can say that.

Lisha Davis, Vanguard4. Lisha Davis, Head of the Innovation Studio:

Vanguard is filled with kind people who are committed and share a common goal; our brand that’s growing to include things like innovation.

Kevin Jestice, Vanguard5. Kevin Jestice, Principal in Information Technology & Security:

For me, inclusion at Vanguard is about everyone being comfortable bringing their whole self to work and fostering an environment that promotes and appreciates differences. Everyone is unique and has real value to add in this world. Being inclusive is about appreciating that value and ensuring people are comfortable being themselves so they can achieve their full potential. The greater the diversity of backgrounds and ideas we bring to a challenge, the more creative and better the outcome.

Manuel Calero, Vanguard6. Manuel Calero, Principal in Retail:

I came to this country and enrolled in school speaking no English, not knowing a single person, and generally didn’t have a clue about how the school systems worked. Almost every single teacher I had went out of their way to get to know me and guide me. Simply accepting me as just another student would have been ok, but they didn’t see that as an option. It was almost as if I was a family member they just had to help. I am forever indebted to those teachers from decades ago who reached out to me, and who taught me the importance of caring about and taking an active interest in others. They lived inclusion, which they knew to be a verb not an attitude or passive concept. To this day, I do my best to follow in their footsteps and set a similar example at Vanguard by doing as they did for me.

Vanguard Principal, Jodi M.7. Jodi Miller, Principal in Retail:

Vanguard’s mission – always doing the right thing for our investors is at the core of everything we do.

Stay tuned to hear more from these leaders in the coming weeks.

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