In the first installment of our monthly Team Member Spotlight series, we are excited to introduce you to our new Product Manager, Meghan Madden!
A Connecticut native, Meghan recently made the move to the St. Louis metro area when her partner of over two years, who originally hails from Chesterfield, proposed. (We may be biased, but we think this is a great place to put down roots.)
Meghan says if her life had a soundtrack right now, “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay would be the lead track. Connecticut’s loss is truly our gain, as Meghan brings a wealth of experience and passion to the OneSpace team.
In high school, Meghan sharpened the networking skills (pun intended) selling bored housewives Cutco knives door-to-door.
(Perhaps her experience interacting with those housewives explains her preference for reality TV; Meghan admits that she’s the one team members should meet at the watercooler for a recap of Married at First Sight and The Affair.)
Meghan also volunteered at the The Boys & Girls Club during high school and saw first-hand how much of an impact the Club has on children’s lives. “The organization provides basics such as hot food and after-school education, but more importantly, it provides a community where children feel at home,” Meghan said.
More recently, Meghan worked for FactSet, a $1 billion financial software company for nine years. She worked her way up, most recently serving as a Digital Product Manager, and was responsible for developing the company’s Portfolio Analysis software.
“FactSet was a really fun place to work, and I thought it would be a challenge to find a similar company in St Louis.” Meghan confided. “Luckily I was wrong!”
Megan is also particularly proud of the fact that she has earned her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, a certification that takes three years and about 900 study-hours to earn. Although she doesn’t need CFA credentials to do her job at OneSpace, Meghan still uses it to manage her personal portfolio, as well as investments for family members.
Since we like to dream big at OneSpace, we asked Meghan where she would go if someone sent her on an all-expenses paid vacation. (Sorry, Meghan, this is not a part of our benefits package.)
Meghan selected Musha Cay in the Bahamas because, “according to Google, that’s the most expensive place to visit, starting at $37,500 A DAY. If someone is paying all expenses, I might as well take advantage of it.”
Maximizing opportunities. We like it!
Meghan says the most challenging part about her new role at OneSpace so far is “getting up to speed on user workflows and learning how freelancers and businesses use our software.” She says she’s “excited to learn more about agile software development and to help develop and launch an awesome SaaS solution for our clients.” We have no doubt she’ll soon be settled in and taking an active role in her team’s success.
We are delighted to have Meghan joining us. Welcome, Meghan!