Day in the Life: Carl Lotin

For Carl Lotin, the Analyst position in Prudential Capital Group’s San Francisco office provided both a change in scenery and a change in career path.

“After graduation I had moved to Milwaukee for a job opportunity. Before that, I’d spent most of my life in Boston, and I knew I wanted something new.”

After some time in Milwaukee in an investment sales role, Carl decided to trade his winter boots for hiking boots and accepted an Analyst position in Prudential Capital Group’s San Francisco office.

“I chose Prudential Capital because of the people and the analyst program. I knew I wanted to go into a role where there was some structure and where I had the opportunity to be involved in the investment decision-making process.”

Carl continued, “After hearing more about the analyst role and speaking to members of the team, it was clear that Prudential Capital took a keen interest in the career development of its Analysts, and the people I interviewed with cared about helping Analysts achieve their personal career goals even after they’ve left Prudential Capital Group.”

An example of that caring culture came about within the first month of Carl’s career at Prudential Capital.

“I was working on my first deal with very little knowledge of the ‘Prudential Capital Way,’ and I had a short window of time to get up to speed. While I knew what I was doing and how to approach my analysis and due diligence, everything felt fast paced. However, my manager did a really good job of navigating me through the process. Though I was new to the job, my manager had enough confidence in me and trusted me enough to know that I could handle the pressure. Closing the transaction definitely reaffirmed the feeling that I deserved to be here.”

In addition to that confirmation, Carl was pleasantly surprised by the team structure and employee culture at Prudential Capital Group.

“I tend to thrive better in small team environments. So knowing that my team was small and my manager had an open-door policy was definitely a positive. It makes our communication very clear and allows room for a lot of visibility and one-on-one mentoring.” However, “I was most surprised by how close we are as an office and how connected the analyst class is. While we’re all eager to succeed in our roles - everyone is willing to help one another along the way.”

Aside from the culture, Carl appreciates the learning opportunities his role provides.

“My favorite part of the job is having the ability to learn about companies across various industries. While I may not be an expert on any industry, I know how many industries operate and the key drivers of success for any company in that space.”




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