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Meet Kaitlin Comeau.
What is your role at MorganFranklin, and what do you do?
I am a senior manager in our Strategy and Transformation group focusing on strategic initiatives, enterprise risk management, and program management.
Please tell us about your professional background and what led you to pursue a career at MorganFranklin.
I started my career at EY in the Risk Advisory group working on IT general control testing for SOC reports. After a few years of auditing, I decided I wanted a change and ended up at MorganFranklin. Five years later, I’m still here and loving it!
What three words would you use to describe MorganFranklin’s culture?
Collaborative, motivating, and flexible.
Exercising and physical health is an important aspect of your life. What is your go-to exercise?
I am obsessed with my Peloton. Two weeks into the COVID stay-at-home order I realized I was not going back to the gym anytime soon, so we ordered it and it is now part of my daily routine. Working from home can be stressful and mentally exhausting, so the bike helps me stay focused and feeling good.
What has been your favorite MorganFranklin project, and why?
My favorite project was a summer spent in St. Thomas Virgin Islands gathering and reconciling data for a client that had suffered hurricane damage. With most of the hotels on the island being closed, our team had to rent houses and pretty much live together. (Talk about one big happy family.) Everything about the project was unique, which I loved!
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career at MorganFranklin?
Be open to new opportunities. During my five years at MorganFranklin, I’ve done a little bit of everything and have never said no to a project. I’ve learned so much about topics I never thought I would interest me, and that variety has helped me better serve my clients.
We also hear that you have an interest in cooking and mixing cocktails. What are your favorite dishes and drinks to make?
I love cooking at home and making healthy vegetarian food taste good. My husband’s new favorite is linguini with spicy arrabbiata sauce. My favorite cocktail to make is a watermelon basil gin martini. Having friends and family over and making good food and drinks make me happy.
Where was the most interesting place you traveled to (domestic or international), and why?
Japan is the most interesting place I’ve traveled to. The culture is incredible, and the people are so nice. I spent time in Tokyo and Kyoto and took a day trip to Mount Fuji, which felt unreal. Also, eating sushi for every meal was a plus. Thailand is a close second because that was also amazing and interesting.
Bonus question – where to next?
I’m leaving for Tulum, Mexico, this weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday!