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Meet Stephanie Ernest.
What is your role at MorganFranklin, and what do you do?
I’m a Senior Manager within the Strategy & Transformation solution, focused on our Lead to Cash practice, working with clients to leverage their investments in CRM and ERP to automate processes and increase transparency and talents of those solutions.
You have made some unique transitions within MorganFranklin. Please share some of your journey with MorganFranklin and how you’ve taken ownership of your career.
I started at MorganFranklin as a consultant working on various projects, from IPO readiness to NetSuite implementations. After a while I was looking for a change of pace so I jumped at the opportunity to join the corporate team as a resource manager. I was hungry to do more and, over time, broadened my scope to finance and eventually led our operations team. After eight years, I was ready for a new challenge and transitioned back to client services. At every turn, leadership has been incredibly supportive, enabling me to own my career and be successful in each role.
What is the most exciting aspect of leading a new client-facing practice?
When clients ask for help, we want to answer the call, and I’m excited at the opportunity to expand on what MorganFranklin can provide.
If you had to recruit someone to join the MorganFranklin team, what are three traits you would want to see in this recruit?
Driven, reliable, and honest.
We hear you’re a huge movie and television fan. If you could only choose one movie to watch for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
While You Were Sleeping – It’s funny, a feel-good, and Sandra Bullock at her best.
Snowboarding is a prominent hobby in your life. What got you started?
I have been skiing with my family since I can remember, but my husband converted me to snowboarding, and I never looked back.
Where was the most memorable place you visited for a snowboarding trip?
Stowe, Vermont continues to be our favorite spot! It’s magical all around.
What advice would you give to team members interested in building a solution?
Be ready to work hard. Lean on others, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Go into it knowing there will be bumps along the way but most importantly, take the plunge.
“If you aren’t willing to risk, you cannot grow, and if you cannot grow, you cannot become your best, and if you cannot become your best, you cannot be happy.” – Les Brown.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career at MorganFranklin?
I suggest speaking with those currently and previously employed at MorganFranklin to understand our culture and working style. Doing this will help you determine whether MorganFranklin is the right fit for you personally.