Featured Member: Colin Capps
Meet YPAL’s August Featured Member: Colin Capps! Find out why Colin loves this job at Nationwide Advisory Solutions, what his favorite Louisville restaurant is, and more!
How did you land at Nationwide, and what do you do?
I joined Jefferson National, now Nationwide Advisory Solutions, right after graduating from the University of Kentucky. I was actually browsing the UK Job Board during finals and my roommate encouraged me to apply because he found the listing interesting (I was a marketing/management major with no finance background). It ended up working out really well and I love what I do. I’m a Territory Manager now covering Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska and I’m tasked with fostering relationships with registered investment advisors so we can provide solutions that solve a problem for their clients.
What is the best part of your job?
It’s hard to pick just one thing, but probably the people that I work with. Being on the sales team most of the people that I work with are 30 and under, which makes for a fun work environment. We’ve also always been a smaller company so I know everyone in the office. A close second favorite is the travel to my territory (specifically Chicago).
What has been your biggest achievement in your career so far?
I took over Illinois after a member of our team left and the state was struggling from a sales perspective. After a full year of grinding it out, I finished top 3 in total sales, with the majority coming from Illinois.
Why did you choose Louisville?
I grew up in Murray, KY and always wanted to live in a larger city. After living in Lexington, KY for school I decided I wanted something a little bigger with more to offer professionally so I started looking for jobs in Louisville and Nashville. Jefferson National/Nationwide Advisory Solutions drew me in.
What do you like about YPAL?
I love that there’s always something going on/coming up in terms of events and also the people that I’ve met through YPAL (specifically the Emerging Leaders Program). The drive that my ELP classmates had to improve themselves really pushed me to do the same personally and professionally.
What makes Louisville weird?
Not sure if this counts, but growing up somewhere other than Louisville I never thought I’d hear so many people start a conversation with “what high school did you go to?”
Favorite restaurant in Louisville?
Probably Mojito, I’m a sucker for small plates. Louisville has so many great restaurants though.
What is the best career advice you have received?
Hang in there and keep doing what you’re doing. Your time will come.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chipotle, all day every day.
Coolest place you have ever traveled?
Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. It’s absolutely amazing.
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