Christine’s story is a testament to Gibraltar’s culture and commitment to employee growth. Nearly a decade ago, Christine joined the GBC team as an administrative assistant. Two years after joining the team, she was promoted to become a member of the operations team as a Collateral Analyst. As her analytical capabilities and understanding of the business grew, she continued to take on more responsibility. Today, she proudly serves as a Team Leader on the Operations Team.
As a self-starter, Christine took a proactive approach to staying ahead of ABL trends, continually educating herself on the market, and establishing many of the procedures the company relies on today. We asked Christine to share her experience at GBC.
What’s something you’ve done recently, working at Gibraltar, that makes you proud?
We’ve been collectively working on a new software pilot that we will be implementing within the next year. I helped to navigate the system, test certain aspects, run parallel systems, and come up with some of the new processes that will be required with the changeover.
There was also a new backup system I helped develop that involves cross training all the Collateral Analysts on each other’s accounts to keep everyone up-to-speed with what’s going on across the organization and reduce process risk.
What makes GBC unique in your point of view?
I know everyone says the people they work with, but this is the truth for me. I love my team. Everyone is always eager and willing to pitch in and get things done as a team. I also love the way that we view potential new clients and loan transactions. Everything is tailor-made to the prospective borrower, and we always try to find the best possible solution for everyone.
What do you find most rewarding about working at GBC?
I find it rewarding knowing we are helping companies that other financial institutions might not have supported. I love giving an opportunity to a company that may not have gotten it anywhere else. I also value the family-oriented environment at Gibraltar.
How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work?
I love going to live concerts, shows, and sports games – these are by far my favorite pastimes. I love reading mystery books, planting and working in my garden, hanging out with my family, boyfriend, and amazing nephews.
What are you looking forward to in 2022 and beyond?
With the struggles and trials the pandemic has brought everyone, I look forward to a full recovery and newfound energy everywhere.