Well. There are some big changes happening around our casa this month. I won’t keep you in suspense:
Matt got a new job!
For the past 7 years, literally since the week Bennett was born, he’s worked for a large, nationwide bank as a portfolio manager, meaning he does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work on new and existing commercial loans, and has customer contact but isn’t responsible for drumming up new business. The businesses he worked with were almost entirely local, so there was generally only 1 business trip away a year. For 4 years prior to that, he was at the same bank, just in a different group, and it involved a fair amount of travel, which I loathed, as I was also working and we had baby Luke with us by then.
So for 11 years, he’s been with the same organization. He’s formed some awesome relationships there that he’ll really miss as he’s leaving. Downtown has been his home-away-from-home, the city blocks around his office so familiar and full of his favorite lunch spots and happy hour locations, and close enough to walk to games at Busch Stadium.
He’s waited a long time for the right opportunity to come along, and prayerfully considered other things in the past couple of years that just didn’t seem like the right fit. Ironically, this job opportunity came about after he joined Linked In and connected with a former coworker he enjoyed working with a few years ago.
So next Monday is the start of the next step in his career, and I’m just really excited for him.
In a big culture change, he’s going to work for a small, local bank. He’ll be doing some of the same things he did in his old job, but without so many layers of policy and review, obviously, since it’s a small organization. Getting acquainted with new people and places will be challenging for my guy who much prefers what’s familiar to him, but he’s anxious to get settled in and see what this new job is really like. It will involve minimal, manageable travel and hopefully, hours similar to what we’ve grown accustomed to with his old job.
Help me wish him well 🙂