Congratulations to BreakLine Education alum, Ashanti Jackson, who accepted a Product Manager position with First Republic Bank! Check out his story!:
“I was a student-athlete in college, so after graduating I was looking to contribute to a team. Understanding how to collaborate with others is the biggest part of my success. I know what I bring to the table and I’m also hungry to learn.
I started building my product management career within the chemistry informatics space. I was part of a small, but mighty, team, and worked my way up, learning what our client needed.
I then pivoted into building products that optimized the fundraising experience for non-profits. I didn’t have a fundraising background, but I found that you must be tenacious, willing to learn, and have a zero-to-sixty mindset in order to hit the ground running.
All of this led me to the doorstep of BreakLine. I navigated this process with their team by my side, championing my experiences so that I could remain focused.
When they connected me with First Republic Bank and I learned about FRB’s core values, such as accountability, integrity, transparency, and supporting the team, I knew I had found my next role.
During the interview process, there were a lot of relationship-based questions, and the focus was on understanding the team and how team chemistry would come together.
Their emphasis was right in line with what I was looking for. Product management can be an incredibly complex environment. You are not developing products and key performance indicators to change things overnight; you’re working with complicated systems, you’re working cross-functionally, and the team is very important in order to create enduring success. I’m thrilled about this new path!”
We are fired up for you, Ashanti! Congrats to you, and to Shani Phillip, Lisa Hess, and the whole team at First Republic Bank!