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Michelle Vine
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Michelle Vine

Senior Consultant, Consulting Services
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Michelle Vine is a senior consultant on F2 Strategy’s Consulting Services team. She has over 15 years of experience working in data analysis and technology design working for banks, wealth advisors and investment management institutions. From a young age she has always tried to manipulate outcomes and data to make sense of the values and recognize data-based patterns that it presented. At work, Michelle begins all projects by thoroughly researching and developing a technology roadmap based on current and unexpected future data needs. Her past experience included being credited with designing and building a data warehouse and digital platform at Brown Brothers Harriman. On weekends, you can find her outside spending time with her two young kids exploring the endless mountains surrounding her Colorado home. She finds bringing data into the hands of the consumer a rewarding career.

Previous Experience
  • Hannover
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Alliance Bernstein
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What has changed the most since you started out in the industry?

My first day at Alliance Capital out of college I was set up with a desk of hundreds of bank statements, a trusty pencil and ruler to manually reconcile each position and transaction between the custodian and investment manager. Throughout the last 18 years this task has been taken over by electronic delivery of statements, manual recon tools such as SmartStream, and automated transactional processing within the accounting systems.

What are three words that describe how you do your job?

Aspirational – The WealthTech space is changing and expanding at a rapid rate. I am constantly seeking knowledge of those changes within the industry and learning new skills to bring to our F2 clients.

Passionate – Working with people who enjoy their job is contagious. Being able to recommend updated data strategies for our clients and bring data into the hands of the consumers gives me great satisfaction at the end of each business day.

Perseverant – Change within a company is not easy for all involved. Whether you are bringing in a new tool which may complete a job which is currently done with a human touch or finding solutions for using data to make strategic decisions. I work to encourage my clients to work through the current challenges and find ideal solutions for their tech stack going forward.

What excites you most about the WealthTech industry right now?

WealthTech companies are diversifying their offerings and expanding their audience for consumption. The introduction of cloud based data storage as well as business intelligence companies enhancing their UI/UXs allows smaller firms to analyze and consume the data trends without the overhead and cost.

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